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Start Date: Wednesday, December 8, 1971 4:06 PM

End Date: Wednesday, December 8, 1971 4:14 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Bush, George H. W.

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 01:32:49

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 01:41:14

016-048.mp3

NARA Description:

On December 8, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon and George H. W. Bush talked on the telephone from 11:06 am to 11:14 am. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 016-048 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 16-48

Date: December 8, 1971
Time: 11:06 am - 11:14 am
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with George Bush.

[See Conversation No. 632-10]

     India-Pakistan War
           -United Nations [UN] General Assembly session
                 -Vote
                       -Bush’s view
                             -Forthcoming briefing by Bush
           -Administration’s policy
                 -Congressional support
                 -Neutrality
                 -Peace
           -UN General Assembly vote
                 -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR]
                       -Iron curtain
                       -Romania
                 -Ceasefire and withdrawal
                 -India
                 -Bush’s possible talk with Senators
                 -UN support for US position
                       -Africa
                       -Arab countries
                       -UN Security Council vote
                       -UN General Assembly
                             -Zambia
                             -Tanzania
                             -Morocco
                 -India
                       -UN support
                             -USSR
                             -Indira Gandhi
                             -View of Pakistan
                                   -Democracy versus dictatorship
           -Administration’s policy
           -Intellectual view
                                    40

                NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                            Tape Subject Log
                              (rev. 10/06)



      -Criticism
            -Populations of India and Pakistan
      -Bush’s response
            -Indian military action
      -Agha Muhommad Yahya Khan
-Pakistan
      -Yahya Khan
            -Refugees
                  -UN observers
            -Sheik Mujibar Rahman
-India
      -Gandhi
-Pakistan
      -Yahya's government
            -Criticism
      -Internal problems
            -Military action
                  -Consequence for international order
-Press
      -Charles L. Bartlett
            -John F. Kennedy
                  -India
      -UN Security Council
      -Anthony Lewis
            -Editorial quoted by Indian
                  -Bush’s reply
            -New York Times editorial
                  -Quoted by Indian
      -President’s view of India
            -Indian treatment of the President
                  -Gandhi
-India
      -Actions
-Pakistan
      -Yahya Khan
-Importance of world opinion
      -Democracy
      -Relative sizes of populations
      -Aggression
            -Democracy
            -Communism
            -UN
                                             41

                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)