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Start Date: Sunday, April 18, 1971 3:23 PM

End Date: Sunday, April 18, 1971 3:35 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Kissinger, Henry A.

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 04:29:59

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 04:41:42

001-145.mp3

NARA Description:

On April 18, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon and Henry A. Kissinger talked on the telephone from 10:23 am to 10:35 am. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 001-145 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 1-145

Date: April 18, 1971
Time: 10:23 am - 10:35 am
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger.

     Kissinger's location

     US-People's Republic of China [PRC] relations
         -Statement by PRC
               -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] relations
               -Taiwan

     Vietnam
          -Creighton W. Abrams’ comment
               -Laos
                     -Military operations
                     -President's instructions to Abrams and Ellsworth F. Bunker
                     -Press
                     -Melvin R. Laird
                     -Abrams
                     -Speculation
                     -Television reporting
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                     -Ronald L. Ziegler's possible comments
                     -Administration's policy
                     -North Vietnamese reaction
                     -Ziegler
                     -Timing

    President's PRC initiative
         -Media reaction                                       Conv. No. 1-144 (cont.)
                -Television
                     -Martin Z. Agronsky's panelist
                           -Hugh S. Sidey
                           -James J. Kilpatrick, Jr.
                           -Carl T. Rowan
                           -J. Edgar Hoover

    Newspaper reporting on President
        -Balance
        -Weekly summaries
        -PRC initiative

    Kissinger's schedule
         -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin
               -Dobrynin's schedule
         -Corneliu Bogdan
         -PRC negotiations
               -Chou En-lai
               -Michael J. (“Mike”) Mansfield
               -Hugh Scott
               -Bogdan


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    COUNTRY


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                -Communication
                     -Messenger
                           -Bucharest
                     -Comparison to Vietnamese negotiations        Conv. No. 1-145 (cont.)
                -Bogdan
                -Soviet reaction