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Start Date: 13-May-1971 9:35 AM

End Date: 13-May-1971 9:35 AM


Nixon, Richard M. (President)White House operatorRogers, William P.

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 00:47:40

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 00:54:05


NARA Description:

On May 13, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, White House operator, and William P. Rogers talked on the telephone at 9:35 am. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 003-041 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 3-41


                                      Tape Subject Log
                                         (rev. 9/08)

Date: May 13, 1971
Time: 9:35 am
Location: White House Telephone

The White House operator talked with the President.

     Call from William P. Rogers
                                                                      Conv. No. 3-41 (cont.)
Rogers talked with the President between 9:35 am and 9:41 am.

[See Conversation No. 498-2A]

     Mansfield Amendment
          -Rogers’ meeting with Michael J. (“Mike”) Mansfield
          -An afternoon meeting
          -Mansfield's position
               -Rogers’ call
          -Possible meeting of President, Rogers, and Mansfield
          -Mansfield's position
          -White House action
          -Possible meeting of President, Mansfield
          -Effect on US foreign policy
               -Herbert Brownell
          -Rogers’ possible Congressional testimony
          -Possible hearings
          -Mansfield's position
               -Lyndon B. Johnson and John F. Kennedy administrations
          -Possible meetings with President
          -Mansfield's position on other issues
               -People's Republic of China [PRC]
          -Administration position
          -North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO], US foreign ]olicy
          -Administration handling, Mansfield handling
               -Democratic caucus meeting
     US foreign policy
          -NATO, Marshall plan

     Mansfield Amendment
         -Mansfield's position
         -1966 introduction
               -1966 Senate vote compared with possible 1971 vote


                                      Tape Subject Log
                                         (rev. 9/08)

          -John C. Stennis
               -Rogers’ forthcoming meeting
               -Rogers’ forthcoming meeting

     US foreign policy
          -Senate role in negotiations
               -Compared with Antiballistic Missile [ABM]
          -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR]          Conv. No. 3-41 (cont.)
               -Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions [MBFR]
               -Senate role

     Mansfield Amendment
         -Rogers’ possible meeting with Republican senators
               -White House action
               -Henry A. Kissinger
         -A 4:30 meeting, May 13, 1971
                    -Dean Rusk
                    -Dean G. Acheson