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Conversation: 020-108

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Start Date: Tuesday, February 29, 1972 4:05 AM

End Date: Tuesday, February 29, 1972 4:11 AM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Rogers, William P.

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 03:31:25

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 03:37:48

020-108.mp3

NARA Description:

On February 28, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and William P. Rogers talked on the telephone from 11:05 pm to 11:11 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 020-108 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 20-108

Date: February 28, 1972
Time: 11:05 pm - 11:11 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with William P. Rogers.

     Reception at airport
         -President's speech
         -America the Beautiful

     President's schedule
          -Forthcoming Congressional leaders meeting
                 -Possible remarks by the President and Rogers
                      -Defense commitment to Taiwan, Republic of China
                             -Nixon Doctrine

     Washington Post headline
         -Pullout from Taiwan
               -Stanley Karnow
               -Administration view
                     -Peaceful settlement
                     -Nixon Doctrine
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                         NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                    Tape Subject Log
                                      (rev. 10/06)



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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2
[National Security]
[Duration: 21s ]


    TAIWAN


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2

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    President’s schedule
         -Congressional leaders meeting
               -Rogers's meeting with People’s Republic of China [PRC] foreign minister
                     -Tone
               -President’s meetings
                     -Tone
                     -Content
                          -Disclosure

    Recent PRC trip
        -Rogers meeting with foreign minister
              -Troop withdrawal
                    -Europe
                         -World wars
                         -Soviet threat
        -President’s meeting with Chou En-lai
              -Troop withdrawal
                    -Japan
                         -US influence
                               -Korea, Taiwan
        -Rogers meeting
              -Revolution in Africa
                    -Rogers’s schedule
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                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)



     The President’s schedule
          -Congressional leaders meeting
               -Rogers’s remarks
          -Cabinet meeting

     Recent PRC trip
         -President’s meeting with Chou
               -Future meeting
                     -Communiqué
                     -Bipartisan composition
                     -Chou response
                     -Announcement at forthcoming meeting
                           -Michael J. Mansfield and Hugh Scott invitations
                                 -Benefits
         -Mao Tse-tung meeting
               -The President’s possible comments at forthcoming meeting
                     -Preparation
                     -Protocol
         -Rogers’s meeting with foreign minister
               -Canton fair
                     -Invitation to Americans
                           -Significance