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Conversation: 020-106

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Start Date: Tuesday, February 29, 1972 3:52 AM

End Date: Tuesday, February 29, 1972 4:00 AM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)White House operatorKissinger, Henry A.

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 03:23:42

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 03:31:18

020-106.mp3

NARA Description:

On February 28, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon, White House operator, and Henry A. Kissinger talked on the telephone from 10:52 pm to 11:00 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 020-106 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 20-106

Date: February 28, 1972
Time: 10:52 pm - 11:00 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The White House operator talked to the President.

     Call from Henry A. Kissinger on the line

Kissinger talked with the President.

     Call to Ronald W. Reagan
           -Taiwan, Republic of China
                -Washington Post headline
                -Reagan view
                     -Headlines in California
                          -Communiqué
                                -The President’s talk with Reagan
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                                 Tape Subject Log
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                           -Nixon Doctrine
                      -Press
                      -The President’s recent speech
                      -Nature of rebuttal
                           -Ronald L. Ziegler question
                                 -Defense commitment
                                       -Kissinger’s comments in Shanghai

The President’s schedule
     -Forthcoming Congressional leaders meeting
          -Kissinger and William P. Rogers
          -Barry M. Goldwater
                 -Talk with Kissinger
                       -Breakfast
                 -William F. Buckley, Jr.

Calls to Kissinger
      -James L. Buckley call to Reagan
            -Clarification of Taiwan statement
                  -Defense commitment
      -Reagan
            -Enthusiasm for trip
                  -Nancy Reagan
            -Political acumen
                  -Television
      -Taiwan statement
            -Washington Post
            -Media
      -Play of Taiwan issue
            -William Buckley
                  -Attitude toward administration
                  -Columns
                  -Handling
                        -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman
                        -Patrick J. Buchanan
            -Alexander M. Haig, Jr. view
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                                 Tape Subject Log
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Messages between the US and Soviet Union
    -Criticism
          -World report
          -Détente
          -TASS

President's schedule
     -Meeting with Anatoliy F. Dobrynin
            -Benefits
            -Timing
                 -PRC
            -Dobrynin’s forthcoming meeting with Kissinger
                 -The President’s forthcoming trip to the Soviet Union
            -Possible dinner

Accomplishments of trip
    -Public reaction to trip
         -Rogers
         -Reception at airport
               -Demonstrators
         -Cabinet
               -Elliot L. Richardson
                     -Communiqué
               -Rogers
                     -Marshall Green
                            -Berlin
         -Reagan
               -Support
               -Statement
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                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)