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Start Date: Friday, October 6, 1972 6:09 PM

End Date: Friday, October 6, 1972 6:26 PM

Participants:

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

Recording Device: White House Telephone

031-018.mp3

NARA Description:

On October 6, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and William P. Rogers talked on the telephone from 2:09 pm to 2:26 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 031-018 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 31-18

Date: October 6, 1972
Time: 2:09 pm - 2:26 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with William P. Rogers.

[See Conversation No. 354-25]

        Foreign policy
            -George S. McGovern's statements in Cleveland
                -The People’s Republic of China’s [PRC] role in Asia
                     -Possible response of Thailand
                -Possible response by Rogers
                     -Charles W. Colson
                     -The President’s view
                         -Role of Melvin R. Laird
                     -Televised press conference
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             -Alternatives
    -PRC relationship with India, Indonesia, Japan
    -Rogers’s response
        -Timing and forum
             -Previous conversation with Colson
        -Rogers’s previous speech before the United Nations [UN] General
        Assembly
             -Japan
                  -Kakuei Tanaka
-McGovern’s foreign policy positions
    -McGovern’s forthcoming statements on Vietnam
    -Rogers’s view
    -McGovern’s previous statement on Japan
        -Compared with Rogers’s previous speech before the UN
             -Tanaka
    -US military bases in the Pacific
    -US commitment to Taiwan
    -Involvement in Europe
        -Abram Chayes
    -Vietnam
        -Communism
        -Gen. Nguyen Van Thieu
-The President’s schedule
    -Meeting with Irish foreign minister Patrick Hillary,
     October 6, 1972
    -Meeting with Pote Sarasin, October 6, 1972
-Rogers’s meetings with foreign officials
    -Czechoslovakia
        -Settlement of outstanding issues in relations with US
             -Trade status
             -Invitation to visit
             -European Security Conference
             -Exchange of scientists
             -Consulate convention
        -Invitations to visit
             -Hungary
    -Bulgarian contacts with US
    -Recent trends in foreign relations
        -PRC
             -Visit by members of the American Society of Newspaper Editors
             [ASNE]
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                                  Tape Subject Log
                                    (rev. Oct-06)

                      -Talks with Japan and PRC
                           -White House barber [Milton Pitts ?]
                 -North Korea and South Korea
                 -India
                      -Pakistan
                      -Indira Gandhi’s recent comments about the US
                           -Central Intelligence Agency [CIA]
             -Rogers’s schedule
             -Rogers’s meeting with PRC
                 -Ch'Iao Kuan-Hua
                      -PRC Deputy Foreign Minister
                      -George H.W. Bush
                      -Background
                           -Henry A. Kissinger
                      -The President’s view
                 -Soviet Union issue
                 -The President’s conversation with an unknown official from Thailand
                      -PRC comments about the Soviet Union
                 -PRC comments about the US
                 -Mao Tse-Tung, Chou En-Lai
                      -Comments about the US
          -McGovern’s statements in Cleveland
             -Colson
             -Press reaction
             -Implications
                 -Vietnam War
             -Response by the President


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