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Start Date: Wednesday, December 8, 1971 4:31 AM

End Date: Wednesday, December 8, 1971 4:41 AM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Kissinger, Henry A.[Unknown person(s)]

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 01:11:28

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 01:21:27

016-037.mp3

NARA Description:

On December 7, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, Henry A. Kissinger, and unknown person(s) talked on the telephone from 11:31 pm to 11:41 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 016-037 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 16-37

Date: December 7, 1971
Time: 11:31 pm - 11:41 pm
Location: White House Telephone

Henry A. Kissinger talked with the President.

     India-Pakistan War
           -United Nations [UN] General Assembly Session
                -Vote
                      -Romania
                -Issues
                      -Withdrawal
                      -Ceasefire
                -Opposition
                      -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR]
                      -India
                      -East European communists
                      -India
                            -Bhutan
                            -Nepal
                -Frank F. Church
                -Edward M. Kennedy
                -New York Times
                -Time
                -Helen A. Thomas
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          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                     Tape Subject Log
                       (rev. 10/06)



      -Reaction to Kissinger’s backgrounder
      -Forthcoming columns
-Indian aggression
-Pakistan
      -Refugees
-Ronald L. Ziegler
-Liberals
-UN Security Council
      -Vote
-Vote
      -India
      -US recommendation
-Abstentions
      -British
      -French
      -Edward R.G. Heath
            -Rhodesia
            -Pakistan
-John B. Connally
      -British
-Vote
      -Evaluation
-Peoples Republic of China [PRC] influence
-Albania
-Ceasefire
-Withdrawal
-India
-UN Security Council
      -Vote
-Liberals
            -Reaction
      -Harvard University
      -John Kenneth Galbraith
            -Interview
                  -Dinner for Kissinger
-Galbraith’s view
      -India
      -Rhodesia
      -South Africa
      -India
            -Moral judgments
-Moral judgments
                                               32

                         NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)



                    -Portugal
                    -Cambodia
                          -US action
               -Significance of vote
                    -Leonid I. Brezhnev itinerary
                          -Warsaw

[President conferred with an unknown person]

               -Brezhnev
                    -Unknown letter


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1
[National Security]
[Duration: 13s ]


     INDIA-PAKISTAN WAR


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               -Galbraith
                    -UN
               -World opinion
                    -India
               -UN
               -Kissinger’s backgrounder
                    -Press
               -Liberals
                    -Kennedy
                    -Church
               -Domestic strategy
                    -Hugh Scott
                    -Charles W. Colson
                    -Clark MacGregor
                                                33

                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)



                     -Spiro T. Agnew
          -Fighting
               -Kissinger’s predictions
                    -East Pakistan
                          -Massacre
                    -West Pakistan


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2
[National Security]
[Duration: 1m 4s ]


     INDIA-PAKISTAN WAR


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2

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