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Start Date: Wednesday, May 12, 1971 2:25 PM

End Date: Wednesday, May 12, 1971 2:35 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Rogers, William P.

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 00:08:17

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 00:14:40

003-009.mp3

NARA Description:

On May 12, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon and William P. Rogers talked on the telephone from 10:25 am to 10:35 am. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 003-009 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 3-9

Date: May 12, 1971
Time: 10:25 am - 10:35 am
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with William P. Rogers.

     Supersonic transport [SST] vote
          -President's schedule

     Michael J. Mansfield Amendment to the Draft Extension Act
         -Vote
                -Hugh Scott and Robert P. Griffin
         -Effect
                -Europe
                -Clark MacGregor
                -Henry Kissinger
                -Israel
                -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR]

     Rogers
         -Trip to Europe
         -North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO] meeting
         -Possible meeting with President
         -Possible meeting with Senators
               -Melvin R. Laird
         -Trip to Europe
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                    NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                Tape Subject Log
                                   (rev. 9/08)



Mansfield Amendment
    -Effect
          -European Security Conference
    -Rogers
          -Call to John C. Stennis
                -Stennis’ position
          -Call to Scott
          -Possible Cabinet Room meeting                           Conv. No. 3-9 (cont.)
                -Report on trip to Europe
                -NATO
          -Possible talk with Mansfield
    -White House action
          -Scott's and Griffin's meeting with MacGregor and Kissinger
          -George D. Aiken and John Sherman Cooper, and Scott
          -Edward W. Brooke
          -Aiken and Cooper
                -Rogers’ action
          -Democrats
                -Edmund S. Muskie
                      -Trip to Europe
                      -George Ball

Democrats
    -View of Europe and Asia
          -Compared with Republicans
          -Korea, Vietnam
          -NATO
               -Ball
                     -Conversation with Kissinger

Mansfield Amendment
    -Rogers’ calls
          -Aiken, Cooper, and Scott
          -Coordination with White House
    -Laird's role
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                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                         (rev. 9/08)