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Start Date: Monday, February 14, 1972 12:25 AM

End Date: Monday, February 14, 1972 12:37 AM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob")

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 02:38:58

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 02:51:24

020-089.mp3

NARA Description:

On February 13, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman talked on the telephone from 7:25 pm to 7:37 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 020-089 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 20-89

Date: February 13, 1972
Time: 7:25 pm - 7:37 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman.

     Ambassadorial appointments
         -William P. Rogers talk with president
               -Recommendations
                    -Peter M. Flanigan
                    -Henry A. Kissinger
                    -Iran
         -United Nations [UN]
         -West German post
               -Martin J. Hillenbrand appointment
                    -Kissinger’s opinion
                    -Advantage
                    -Kissinger
                    -Preference for non-career appointee
               -Unknown person
               -Need for prompt filling
               -[David] Kenneth Rush opinion
                    -Effect on President
               -Meeting with Flanigan, Kissinger and Haldeman
         -Flanigan role
         -Iceland
               -Preparation
                    -Unknown person
         -Australian post
               -Lloyd I. Miller status
         -Argentina post
               -John D. Lodge
         -Frederick V.E. (“Val”) Peterson
               -Career appointment
         -German post
         -Iranian post
               -Kissinger preferences
                    -William H.[?] Sullivan
                    -Joseph S. Farland
         -Pakistan post
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                      NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                  Tape Subject Log
                                    (rev. 10/06)



          -Delicacy of situation
          -Farland role
     -Appointment politics
     -Chief of protocol
          -[Forename unknown] Ruiz [sp?]
          -Marion H. Smoak
          -Role
                -[Luis Echeverria Alvarez]
                -Emil (“Bus”) Mosbacher, Jr.
                -William R. Codus
                -The President’s forthcoming trip to Soviet Union
                -Downgrading of office
                      -Rogers
          -Role
                -Complications

The President’ schedule
     -Post-Soviet trip agenda
           -North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO] countries
           -Iran
           -Kissinger
                 -Rogers
                 -Haldeman
           -Scheduling
                 -NATO trip
                 -Iran trip
                       -Benefits
                             -Compared to NATO trip
                 -NATO trip
                       -Results
                             -Soviet reaction
                                   -Soviet press
                 -Iran trip
                       -Length
           -President’s role in scheduling
           -Haldeman role
                 -Handling of Kissinger
                 -Kissinger scheduling role
                 -Rogers scheduling role

Rogers's possible trip to Pakistan and India
    -President’s view
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                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)



               -Danger
                      -State Department
          -The President’s trips to People’s Republic of China [PRC] and Soviet Union
          -Public relations
               -Administration handling

     The President’s schedule
          -Trips
               -Competition for invitations
                      -John B. Connally
               -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon
               -Cabinet
               -Traveling arrangements
                      -Flying
                            -Guests on Air Force 1
                                 -Return trips

     Scheduling
          -Haldeman view
               -Kissinger
               -Rogers
               -NATO