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Start Date: 20-Oct-1971 3:15 PM

End Date: 20-Oct-1971 3:42 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Haig, Alexander M., Jr.Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob")White House operatorNixon, Thelma C. ("Pat") (Ryan)

Recording Device: Old Executive Office Building

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 00:40:19

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 01:05:54

282a.mp3

282b.mp3

NARA Description:

On October 20, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, Alexander M. Haig, Jr., H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, White House operator, and Thelma C. ("Pat") (Ryan) Nixon met in the President's office in the Old Executive Office Building from 3:15 pm to 3:42 pm. The Old Executive Office Building taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 282-014 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 282-14

Date: October 20, 1971
Time: 3:15 pm - 3:42 pm
Location: Executive Office Building

The President met with Alexander M. Haig, Jr.

     Greetings

     Previous conversation with William P. Rogers
          -Proposed announcement
                -Peter G. Peterson
                -Latin America
                      -Economics
                      -Politics
                      -Meetings
                      -Expropriation
                            -Chile
          -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon's schedule
                -Travel
                      -Timing

     The President's schedule
          -State of the Union
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                           NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                    Tape Subject Log
                                      (rev. 10/06)
                                                                   Conv. No. 282-14 (cont.)


The President talked with an unknown person [H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman ?] at an unknown time
between 3:15 pm and 3:37 pm.
[Conversation No. 282-14A]

     Congress
         -Date of return

[End of telephone conversation]

     Mrs. Nixon's schedule
          -Foreign travel
               -Timing
               -William F. (“Billy”) Graham
               -Liberia
                     -Hospital
                     -Children
                     -Education
                     -Culture
                     -Welfare
                     -Volunteerism

     Latin America
           -Unknown person
                 -The President
                 -Haig
           -Peterson
           -Preferential tariff

     Europe

     The President's schedule
          -Forthcoming meeting with Nobusuke Kishi
               -People's Republic of China [PRC] Summit
               -Trade issues
                      -Surcharge
               -John B. Connally
               -US-Japanese trade
               -Connally's forthcoming trip to Far East
               -Textiles
                      -Solution to trade problem
                           -President’s involvement
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                    NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                 Tape Subject Log
                                   (rev. 10/06)
                                                           Conv. No. 282-14 (cont.)


          -Forthcoming conversation between Haig and Nobuhiko Ushiba
               -Okinawa
          -Connally
          -Henry A. Kissinger
          -Voice of America
          -Reversion of Okinawa
          -Connally
          -Voice of America
               -Briefing paper
               -Connally
          -Department of State
          -Marshall Green
          -Attendees
               -Translation
               -Japanese ambassador

Summit Meetings
    -Kissinger
         -PRC
         -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR]
         -President’s role
               -Other attendees
         -Attendance at meetings
         -Rogers
         -Attendance at meetings
         -Mao Tse-tung
         -Chou En-lai

Willy Brandt
     -Nobel Peace Prize
     -Foreign Policy
          -Berlin
          -President’s view
                -Martin Luther

Vietnam
     -Election
          -Nguyen Cao Ky
          -Nguyen Van Thieu
          -News summary
               -Ky
                                           9

                        NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                   Tape Subject Log
                                     (rev. 10/06)
                                                                Conv. No. 282-14 (cont.)


         -Casualties
              -South Vietnamese
                     -Melvin R. Laird's comments
                     -Cambodia
                     -Laos
                     -Haig’s view
              -John A. Scali
                     -Public relations
                          -Cambodia
                          -Laos
              -South Vietnamese
                     -Army of the Republic of South Vietnam [ARVN]
                          -Operations
                                 -Cambodia
         -Vietnamese Peace negotiations


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2
[National Security]
[Duration: 40s ]


    PEACE NEGOTIATIONS


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2

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              -US efforts
              -Timing
              -Congress
              -Economic aid
              -Xuan Thuy
              -Paris meeting
                    -South Vietnamese delegates
                    -Vernon A. Walters
                    -Kissinger
                                              10

                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)
                                                                    Conv. No. 282-14 (cont.)



Haldeman talked with the President between 3:37 pm and 3:39 pm.

[Conversation No. 282-14B]

[See Conversation No. 12-4]

[End of telephone conversation]
     Mrs. Nixon's forthcoming trip

The President talked with White House operator at an unknown time between 3:39 pm and 3:40
pm.

[Conversation No. 282-14C]

[See Conversation No. 12-5]

[End of telephone conversation]

     Latin America
           -Proposed meetings
           -Bilateral problems
                 -Topics for discussion
                       -Fishing rights
                 -Haig's conversation with Rogers

The President talked with Mrs. Nixon between 3:40 pm and 3:42 pm.

[Conversation No. 282-14d]

[See Conversation No. 12-6]

[End of telephone conversation]

     Arthur K. Watson
          -French

Haig left at 3:42 pm.
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                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)
                                                               Conv. No. 282-14 (cont.)