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Start Date: Tuesday, January 11, 1972 1:53 AM

End Date: Tuesday, January 11, 1972 2:11 AM

Participants:

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

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 02:30:45

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 02:47:24

018-062.mp3

NARA Description:

On January 10, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Henry A. Kissinger talked on the telephone from 8:53 pm to 9:11 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 018-062 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 18-62

Date: January 10, 1972
Time: 8:53 pm and 9:11 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger.

     Weather in California
         -Weather in Washington

     Work on annual foreign policy report
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                      NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                 Tape Subject Log
                                   (rev. 10/06)



The President's meeting with Alexander M. Haig, Jr.
     -Fatigue
     -Trip to the People's Republic of China [PRC]
     -Taiwan, Republic of China issue
           -Dealings with the Chinese

[Unintelligible]

Trip to the PRC
      -Value
            -Ronald L. Ziegler, John A. Scali, Haig
      -India-Pakistan War

Bangladesh
    -Sheik Mujibur Rahman's arrival
          -British, French
          -US policy
                -Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
                      -The PRC
                      -New Delhi
                      -US consular official in Dacca

Haig
       -Chou En-lai statement
           -Mujibur Rahman

Bhutto
     -Plans
          -Soviet Union

Soviet Union, India
     -Chou En-lai’s view
          -Haig

India-Pakistan relations
      -Kissinger’s view
           -Kissinger’s role
           -Possible conflict
           -Indian radio broadcast, January 9, 1972
                 -Unknown people, Baluchistan
           -East Bengal
                 -Possible military occupation
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                     NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                 Tape Subject Log
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           -Bangladesh
           -Nationality groups

Melvin R. Laird
    -Vietnam US troop withdrawal figure
          -Call to Kissinger

Vietnam negotiations
     -Nguyen Van Thieu
          -Political prospects

State of the Union message

The President's schedule
     -Kissinger's schedule

Vietnam speech
     -Draft
     -Timing
          -State of the Union address
                -Congress

Hubert H. Humphrey's announcement
    -Vietnam
          -Humphrey’s efforts

December 1971 bombing of Vietnam
    -Public opinion
         -Troop withdrawal
         -Democrats

India-Pakistan War as issue
      -Public opinion
           -US policy

Appointments
    -[David] Kenneth Rush
         -Talk with the President
              -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman
              -Col. Richard T. Kennedy
         -John N. Mitchell
         -Washington Special Action Group [WSAG]
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                      NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                    Tape Subject Log
                                      (rev. 10/06)



           -Mitchell
                 -Trustworthiness
                 -Laird, Kissinger
                 -Relationship
           -Laird
                 -Recommendation
           -Conflict of interest
                 -[Union Carbide]
                      -Defense contracts
                             -David Packard
           -Confirmation
                 -Term as ambassador to Germany
                      -Senate
           -Meeting with Laird
           -Effectiveness
                 -Compared to Packard
           -Laird
           -Berlin

Annual foreign policy report
    -Staff effort
    -India-Pakistan War
    -The President’s conversation with Haldeman
    -The President's press conference
    -Date

Press conference
      -Date of Kissinger's report

Trip to the PRC
      -Schedule

The President's schedule
     -Trip to Florida
     -Kissinger's conversation with Haig
           -Chou- En-lai
     -February 1971
     -Press conference

Emilio Colombo
     -Schedule
     -Political prospects
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                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                        Tape Subject Log
                                          (rev. 10/06)