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Start Date: 10-Dec-1972 10:01 AM

End Date: 10-Dec-1972 1:12 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob")Sanchez, ManoloHaig, Alexander M., Jr.White House operatorDobrynin, Anatoliy F.Butterfield, Alexander P.

Recording Device: Old Executive Office Building

384-004a.mp3

384-004b.mp3

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384-004d.mp3

NARA Description:

On December 10, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon, H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, Manolo Sanchez, Alexander M. Haig, Jr., White House operator, Anatoliy F. Dobrynin, and Alexander P. Butterfield met in the President's office in the Old Executive Office Building from 10:01 am to 1:12 pm. The Old Executive Office Building taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 384-004 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 384-4

Date: December 10, 1972
Time: 10:01 am - 1:12 pm
Location: Executive Office Building

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

       Haldeman’s schedule
            -Church

       National Presbyterian Church
            -[Rev. John A. Huffman, Jr.] of Key Biscayne
                  -Charles G. (“Bebe”) Rebozo
                  -Rev. Edward L. R. Elson
                  -Age
                  -Effect on the President

       Political philosophy
              -The President’s letter
                    -Distribution
                    -Reading
              -The President’s conversations with John D. Ehrlichman, George P. Shultz
              -White House staff
                    -Views compared to the President’s
                          -Liberalism
                          -Sexual orientation
                                -Homosexuality
                          -Patrick J. Buchanan
                          -Raymond K. Price, Jr.
              -Robert Nisbet article
                    -Buchanan
                    -Philosopher in administration
                          -Cabinet
                          -White House staff
                                -Domestic Council
                          -Henry A. Kissinger
                          -Daniel P. (“Pat”) Moynihan
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                                                             Conversation No. 384-4 (cont’d)

                 -Academic community
                 -John F. Kennedy
                 -Assaults
                       -Art
                       -Music
                       -Education
                       -“New Left”
                       -Pot [Marijuana]
                       -Permissiveness
                 -Cabinet
                       -Claude S. Brinegar
                 -Robert H. Bork
           -Philosopher in administration
                 -Price’s view
                 -The President’s views
                       -The nation’s need
                       -Articulation
                       -Tactics
                 -Cabinet
                 -Bork
                       -Possible conversation with the President
                       -Compared to Joseph T. Sneed
                 -Supreme Court
                       -William H. Rehnquist
                       -Warren E. Burger
                             -Tactics
                 -Social scientists
                 -Buchanan
                 -Hobart D. (“Hobe”) Lewis
                 -Daniel P. (“Pat”) Moynihan


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      Robert S. Strauss
           -Charles W. Colson
           -Democratic National Committee [DNC]
                  -Senate
                                             -4-

                  NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                                     Tape Subject Log
                                       (rev. June-08)

                                                              Conversation No. 384-4 (cont’d)

           -Judaism

      John B. Connally, Jr.
           -Indecision
                 -Switching political parties
           -Democratic nomination
                 -Chances
           -Conversation with Haldeman
           -DNC
                 -Resignation of Jean Westwood
           -The President’s strategy

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      Second term reorganization
           -Julie Nixon Eisenhower
                  -White House job
                         -Ronald L. Ziegler’s view
                         -Constance M. (Cornell) (“Connie”) Stuart
                               -Ziegler’s conversation with Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon
                         -Stuart
                               -Replacement
                         -Ziegler’s conversation with the President
                               -“Supernumerary” role
                               -Richard M. Helms
                         -The President’s conversation with Mrs. Nixon
           -West Wing
                  -Lucy A. Winchester’s tenure
                  -Michael J. Farrell’s tenure
                         -John E. Nidecker
           -Winchester
                  -Mrs. Nixon
           -Farrell
                  -Julie Nixon Eisenhower
                         -Nidecker
                  -Retention
                  -Relationship with Mrs. Nixon, Julie Nixon Eisenhower
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      NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

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                                                 Conversation No. 384-4 (cont’d)

-Winchester
       -Departure
              -Winchester’s conversations with Jo Anne (Horton) Haldeman and
                other administration wives
              -Daughter
-East Wing’s relationship with West Wing
-Winchester
       -Job performance
              -Social relations
              -Stephen B. Bull
                    -Christmas events
                           -Mrs. Nixon
              -Rex W. Scouten
-Farrell
       -Retention
-Nidecker
       -Agency job
              -White House taff cuts
       -Retention
-Farrell
       -Compared to John S. Davies
-Julie Nixon Eisenhower
       -White House job
              -Ziegler’s assignment
       -Job title
              -Chief of Mrs. Nixon’s staff
                    -Ziegler’s view
              -Assistant to the First Lady
                    -Press Secretary
                    -Social Secretary
       -Press relations
              -Ziegler’s view
-East Wing’s relationship with the West Wing
       -Conflict
-Rose Mary Woods
       -Relationship with the staff
              -Bull
              -Alexander P. Butterfield
              -Dwight H. Chapin
                                            -6-

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                                                           Conversation No. 384-4 (cont’d)

                       -Haldeman
                       -Chapin
                       -Butterfield
                             -Invitations
          -Bull
                  -Job performance
                  -Personal life


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          -Bull
          -The President’s schedule
          -Chief of Protocol
                -Marion H. Smoak
                      -Departure
                -[Reynolds] [first name unknown] of California
                      -Ambassadorship [to Mexico]
                -Smoak
                -William R. Codus
                -Social affairs
                      -Hosts
                             -Cabinet officers
                                   -Dinners
                                   -Camp David
                -Codus
                -Reynolds
                -Anne L. Armstrong
                      -Codus
                      -Tobin Armstrong
                -Women’s jobs
                      -[Shah of Iran] Mohammed Reza Pahhvi
                                            -7-

                  NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                                    Tape Subject Log
                                      (rev. June-08)

                                                             Conversation No. 384-4 (cont’d)

                       -Indira Gandhi
                       -Golda Meir
                 -Texas
                 -Press relations
                 -Finances
                       -Residence

      Press relations
            -Julie Nixon Eisenhower’s view
                   -Life
                         -Hugh S. Sidey
                              -Price’s conversation with Julie Nixon Eisenhower
                                    -Washington, DC
            -Price’s view


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      1974 Congressional elections
           -Harry S. Dent
           -Edward C. Nixon
                -Washington state
                -Traits
                -Political acumen
                -Youth
           -Edward R. F. Cox
                -New York
                -Otis G. Pike
                -Nelson A. Rockefeller
                -Traits
           -George A. Goodling
                -Departure
                -Hugh Scott
                -Mark Hamburger
           -[Dwight] David Eisenhower, II
                -Pennsylvania
                -Public support
                -William W. Scranton
                                            -8-

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                                      (rev. June-08)

                                                              Conversation No. 384-4 (cont’d)

                 -Frank L. Rizzo
                 -Colson
                 -Kenneth R. Cole, Jr. [?]
                 -Hamburger
                 -Possible job
                       -Nixon Foundation
                       -Federal job
                       -Bicentennial
                       -American Enterprise Institute [AEI]
                 -Future
                       -Julie Nixon Eisenhower
                       -Senate seat
                              -Scott

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      The President’s schedule
           -Meeting with Chapin
                 -Timing
                 -Purpose
                        -1972 campaign
           -Meeting with Gordon C. Strachan
                 -US Information Agency [USIA] job
                 -Purpose
                        -1972 campaign
           -Chapin
                 -Work habits

      Chapin
           -Julie Nixon Eisenhower
                  -Family
           -Donald H. Segretti
                  -The President’s conversation with Julie Nixon Eisenhower

      Second term reorganization
           -Strachan
           -Chapin
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            NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                              Tape Subject Log
                                (rev. June-08)

                                                 Conversation No. 384-4 (cont’d)

           -Departure
           -Return
           -Meeting with the President
                 -Possible dinner

E. Howard Hunt, Jr.
     -Loss of wife [Dorothy Hunt]
           -Letter from the President
           -Money
                 -Tracing
                       -Serial numbers
                 -Origin

Watergate
     -Dorothy Hunt money
          -Origin
                -Payoff money
          -Purse
                -Identification
          -Amount
          -Tracing
                -Howard Hunt
                      -Laundering

The President’s schedule
     -Cabinet dinner
           -Cabinet children
                  -Church services
                  -Christmas

Watergate
     -Dorothy Hunt money
          -Tracing
                -Origin
                -Press relations
                      -Washington Post
                      -Wire story

Second term reorganization
                                      -10-

            NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                               Tape Subject Log
                                 (rev. June-08)

                                                        Conversation No. 384-4 (cont’d)

     -Sallyanne Payton
           -Ehrlichman
           -Sneed
                 -Justice Department
     -Wallace H. Johnson
           -Ehrlichman
           -Law Enforcement Assistance Administration [LEAA]

White House gifts
     -White House staff
          -Scouten
          -The President’s conversation with Mrs. Nixon
          -Presidential portrait

The President’s schedule
     -Florida
     -California
           -Florida
           -Return to Washington, DC
           -Mrs. Nixon
                  -Rose Parade
                        -The President’s television [TV] viewing
                               -Football games
                        -The President’s role
           -Church
                  -Mrs. Nixon
                  -Press relations
                        -New Year’s Day
           -Vietnam negotiations
                  -Kissinger

The President’s schedule
     -1973 Inauguration
           -Greek Orthodox priest
                  -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew
           -Oath reading
                  -Burger
                  -Agnew
                  -The President as Vice President
                                            -11-

                   NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                                     Tape Subject Log
                                       (rev. June-08)

                                                             Conversation No. 384-4 (cont’d)

                              -William F. Knowland
                                    -1956
                                    -Earl Warren

       Second term reorganization
            -Need for youth
                  -Ehrlichman
                  -Age ranges
                  -Legacy
                        -Supreme Court

Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 10:01 am.

       Pen or pencil

Sanchez left at an unknown time before 11:50 am.

       Second term reorganization
            -Youth
                  -Term appointments
                  -Ehrlichman
                  -Supreme Court
                         -Burger
                         -Lewis F. Powell
                         -Harry A. Blackmun
            -Burger
                  -Conversations with the President
                  -Politics
            -Under Secretaries
                  -Ehrlichman
            -Assistant Secretaries
                  -Ethnic groups
            -Religious orientation
                  -Transportation Department
                         -Frederic V. Malek
                               -Claude S. Brinegar
                                     -Presumed Catholicism
                                           -Staff work
            -Under Secretaries
                                             -12-

                  NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. June-08)

                                                         Conversation No. 384-4 (cont’d)

                  -Transportation Department
                         -Egil G. (“Bud”) Krogh, Jr.
                               -Ehrlichman
                  -Interior Department
                         -John C. Whitaker
                               -Rogers C. B. Morton
                  -Agriculture Department
                         -Clayton K. Yeutter
                               -J. Philip Campbell
                                     -Departure
                                            -Leaks


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     1974 Congressional elections
          -Edward C. Nixon
          -[Dwight] David Eisenhower, II

      Second term reorganization
           -White House job
                 -Julie Nixon Eisenhower
                        -Effect on the President

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      Second term reorganization
           -Woods
                 -Job performance
                       -Personal relations
           -Confidential memoranda
                 -Beverly J. Kaye
                       -Compared to Patricia B. McKee
                             -Haldeman’s office
                 -1972 election
                 -Leaks
                                          -13-

                 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                                   Tape Subject Log
                                     (rev. June-08)

                                                      Conversation No. 384-4 (cont’d)

                      -Women
                -McKee
                      -Relationship with Haldeman
                      -San Clemente
                -Kaye
                      -Access
           -Bicentennial Commission
                -Francis J. (“Frank”) Sinatra
                      -James Roosevelt
                      -Chairmanship
                             -Effect
                -Roosevelt
                -Sinatra
                      -Role
                             -Compared to Roosevelt
                -Ethnic groups


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      New political party
           -Name
                 -Independents
                 -Republicans
                 -Federalists
                        -George Washington
                        -John Adams
                 -Independent Republican Party
           -Connally

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      Administration goals
          -Second term
                 -Substance
                       -Peace
                                    -14-

           NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                              Tape Subject Log
                                (rev. June-08)

                                                      Conversation No. 384-4 (cont’d)

                  -Economy
                         -Unemployment
                  -Rebuilding cities
                  -Ehrlichman’s role
           -Politics
                  -Destruction of liberal establishment
     -Buchanan [Nisbet’s article]
           -Compared to Richard (“Dick”) Wilson’s article
                  -Distribution
                         -Charles W. Colson
     -Charles Michelson
     -New Majority
     -The President’s identity
           -Compassion
     -New Majority
           -Republican Party
     -Rewriting history
           -New Establishment, New Majority
                  -Legacy
     -Philosophy
           -List of names
                  -Bork
                  -Buchanan
                  -Price

The President’s schedule
     -Instructions for Ehrlichman
           -Shultz

Julie Nixon Eisenhower and [Dwight] David Eisenhower, II
      -Home in Washington, DC
            -Return
                  -March 1973
      -David Eisenhower
            -Navy discharge
                  -[Cmdr. Craig S. Campbell]
                  -John S. D. Eisenhower
                                                       -15-

                       NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                                              Tape Subject Log
                                                (rev. June-08)

                                                                             Conversation No. 384-4 (cont’d)

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                              -Future in politics

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        David Eisenhower
             -Navy discharge
                   -Circumstances
                         -Group


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                       -House location
                            -Foxhall Road
                            -Available homes
                            -Pool
                       -Haldeman’s home
                            -Georgetown
                            -Neighborhood
                            -Yards
                            -Foxhall Road
                            -Distance from White House
                            -Rock Creek Parkway
                            -Cost
                                            -16-

                 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                                    Tape Subject Log
                                      (rev. June-08)

                                                             Conversation No. 384-4 (cont’d)

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     The President’s schedule
          -Christmas party
                -Assistant Secretaries
                -Under Secretaries
                       -Charles E. Walker
          -Cabinet party
                -Round tables
                -Black tie
                -Fred Waring
                -Youth
                -Waring
                       -Music
                            -Tone

     Second term reorganization
          -Philosophy
                -Nisbet article
                       -Distribution
                             -Haldeman’s role
          -White House staff views
                -Value
                -Memoranda
                       -1972 campaign
                -Goals
          -Significance
          -White House staff
                -Loyalty
          -Public relations [PR]
                -White House staff
                -Watergate
                       -Donald H. Segretti
                       -Ehrlichman, Haldeman
                             -The President’s instructions
                -Robert J. Dole
                       -Sherman Adams comparison
                                      -17-

             NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                              Tape Subject Log
                                (rev. June-08)

                                                     Conversation No. 384-4 (cont’d)

                       -Dwight D. Eisenhower
     -Dole
             -Conversation with Haldeman
                  -Chairmanship of Republican National Committee [RNC]
                        -Bryce N. Harlow
                              -John W. Dean, III
                              -John N. Mitchell

William L. Safire’s book about administration
      -Information
            -Vietnam negotiations
            -The President’s memoir
            -Significance of Safire’s book
            -Psychoanalysis
                  -Compared to observation
            -Woods’s cooperation
      -Publisher
            -Doubleday

Watergate
     -Dorothy Hunt
           -Money
                 -Press relations
           -Flight to Chicago
                 -Purpose
                       -Visit to sister
           -Money
                 -Howard Hunt
                       -Finances
                              -Residence
     -The President’s possible meeting with an unknown person
           -Mitchell
     -Chapin’s knowledge
           -Segretti
     -Information gathering
           -Bugging
                 -Haldeman’s knowledge
           -Mitchell’s involvement
                 -New York
                                                       -18-

                       NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                                              Tape Subject Log
                                                (rev. June-08)

                                                                             Conversation No. 384-4 (cont’d)

                                    -[John J. (“Jack”) Caulfield]
                             -1972 campaign
                                    -Lack of information
                                          -Tape recordings
                                                 -Primaries
                                                       -Hubert H. Humphrey
                                                       -Henry M. (“Scoop”) Jackson
                                                            -George S. McGovern
                                    -Haldeman’s role
                       -Jeb Stuart Magruder’s involvement
                             -G[eorge] Gordon Liddy’s version
                       -Financial information
                             -Mitchell
                             -Lawrence F. O’Brien, Jr.
                       -Desire for information
                       -The President’s role
                       -Bugging targets
                             -McGovern, Max M. Kampelman
                                    -Compared to O’Brien
                             -Edward M. Kennedy
                             -Edmund G. Muskie
                             -Ehrlichman
                                    -Dean’s report
                                          -Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI] knowledge

        Second term reorganization
             -FBI
                   -L[ouis] Patrick Gray
                         -Replacement


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                                                       -19-

                       NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                                              Tape Subject Log
                                                (rev. June-08)

                                                                             Conversation No. 384-4 (cont’d)

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        Watergate
             -FBI
                      -Gray
                      -Henry E. Petersen
                      -Gray
                            -Suitability for the job
                            -Confirmation
                -Bugging
                      -Colson’s knowledge
                            -Howard Hunt
                -Possible problems
                      -Bernard L. Barker
                            -Howard Hunt
                      -Hugh W. Sloan, Jr.
                      -Segretti affair
                            -Testimony
                                   -Chapin
                                   -Strachan
                                         -Dean’s view
                                   -Chapin
                                         -Knowledge
                                                -Compared to Strachan
                -Strachan’s knowledge
                -Mitchell’s knowledge
                -Liddy


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        Democratic Party
            -Strauss
                                            -20-

                  NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                                     Tape Subject Log
                                       (rev. June-08)

                                                             Conversation No. 384-4 (cont’d)

           -Connally
           -Humphrey
           -Edmund S. Muskie
           -Jackson

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      Second term reorganization
           -Defense Department
                 -Elliot L. Richardson
                       -Symbolism
                              -Conservatives
                                    -Confirmation
                       -Conversation with Haldeman
                              -Richardson’s meeting with the President
                                    -Kissinger
                              -Jonathan Moore, Laurence E. (“Larry”) Lynn, Jr.
                              -Lynn
                                    -Systems analysis
                       -Moore
                              -Conservatives
                              -Richardson
                       -Lynn’s resignation
                              -Cambodia invasion
                       -Moore
                              -Department of Health, Education, and Welfare [HEW]
                 -Gen. Robert E. Pursely
                 -Richardson
                       -Possible meeting with the President, Kissinger, William P. Clements,
                         Jr.
                              -TACAIR
                              -Systems analysis
                 -Melvin R. Laird
                 -The President’s possible meeting with Richardson, Clements
                       -Research and development [R & D]
                 -Frederick B. Irving [?]
           -European Economic Community [EEC]
                                             -21-

                   NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. June-08)

                                                               Conversation No. 384-4 (cont’d)

                   -James D. Hodgson
             -Geneva
             -Peter G. Peterson
                   -Staff
             -William D. Eberle
                   -EEC
                   -Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development [OECD]

The President talked with Alexander M. Haig, Jr. at an unknown time between 10:01 am and
11:50 am.

[Conversation No. 384-4A]

       Request for a meeting with Haig

[End of telephone conversation]

       Second term reorganization
            -Joseph A. Greenwald
                  -EEC
                        -Peter M. Flanigan recommendation
                              -State Department
                                     -Acting Assistant Secretary for Economic Affairs
                  -Background
                        -OECD
                              -Paris
                        -Age
                        -Education
                              -University of Chicago
                              -Georgetown University
                        -Religion
                              -Jewish
                              -Mary Virginia (Doyle) Greenwald
                                     -Catholicism
                        -Foreign Service
                              -1941
                        -Economic affairs
                              -Dwight Eisenhower
                              -John F. Kennedy
                                             -22-

                   NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. June-08)

                                                               Conversation No. 384-4 (cont’d)

                              -Lyndon B. Johnson
                                    -State Department
                                          -Office of International Trade
                                          -Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Trade
                  -Loyalty, competence
                  -OECD
                  -EEC
                        -Hodgson
                  -National Security Council [NSC]
                  -Flanigan
                  -Treasury Department
             -Donald H. Rumsfeld

Haig entered at 11:50 am.

       Greetings
             -Haig’s rank

       Vietnam negotiations
            -Haig’s meeting with Anatoliy F. Dobrynin
            -Meetings with North Vietnamese
                 -Details
                 -Delays
                        -Kissinger’s messages
                 -US bombing
                        -The President’s conversations with Kissinger
                        -Possible breakdown of talks
            -North Vietnamese positions
                 -Issues
                        -Demands
                        -December 9, 1972
                              -Article I
                              -US civilian technicians
                              -Demilitarized Zone [DMZ]
                        -DMZ
                              -Second Paris Round
                              -Existence
                                    -Honor
                              -Movement of personnel
                                -23-

      NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                        Tape Subject Log
                          (rev. June-08)

                                                Conversation No. 384-4 (cont’d)

                      -Effect
-Nguyen Van Thieu
-Meeting
       -Duration
-Thieu
-Settlement agreement
       -Signing
-DMZ
       -Importance of issue
       -Compromise
              -North Vietnam
              -Thieu
       -Haig’s conversation with Dobrynin
              -Compromise
              -North Vietnam
              -Thieu
       -Dobrynin’s messages
              -North Vietnam’s positions
                    -Settlement agreement
                    -Soviet Union
       -Settlement agreement
-Settlement agreement
       -Compromise
       -Normalization of North Vietnam-South Vietnam relations
       -DMZ
              -Personnel movement
                    -Civilians
                           -Authorization
                                -Thieu
-Kissinger
-Thieu
-Le Duc Tho
       -Delays
              -Experts
       -Health
-Kissinger
-Dobrynin
-Settlement agreement
       -North Vietnamese language
                                            -24-

                   NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                                     Tape Subject Log
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                                                              Conversation No. 384-4 (cont’d)

                  -DMZ
                        -Compromise
                  -The President’s view
                  -Haig’s view
                        -Compromise
             -US options
                  -Breakdown in talks
                  -The President’s possible television [TV] appearance
                  -US bombing
             -Haig’s possible call to Dobrynin

The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 11:50 am and
12:04 pm.

[See Conversation No. 34-29]

[Conversation No. 384-4B]

[End of telephone conversation]

       Vietnam negotiations
            -Settlement agreement
                   -Thieu
                        -Possible meeting with Agnew
                              -Agnew’s schedule
                                   -Dallas
                   -North Vietnam
                        -Changes

The President talked with Dobrynin between 12:04 pm and an unknown time before 12:55 pm.

[See Conversation No. 34-30]

[Conversation No. 384-4C]

[End of telephone conversation]

       Vietnam negotiations
            -Meeting
                               -25-

      NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                        Tape Subject Log
                          (rev. June-08)

                                                Conversation No. 384-4 (cont’d)

      -Postponement
            -Instructions to Kissinger
            -Message from the President
            -Breakdown in talks
-US options
      -US bombing
            -“Hawks”
                   -Kissinger’s meetings
            -[David] Kenneth Rush
            -Laird
-1972 election
      -Pre-election efforts
            -Compared to post-election efforts
                   -US bombing
                         -Settlement agreement
            -Effect
                   -Expectations
-Haig’s and Kissinger’s efforts
      -Progress
            -October 8, 1972 agreement
-Thieu
-Kissinger’s cable
      -North Vietnam
-South Vietnam
      -Army
-Problems
      -Kissinger
      -North Vietnam
            -Settlement agreement
      -Cease-fire
            -Maintenance
            -Violations
                   -US response
                         -Bombing
                                -Message to Kissinger
                                     -Adm. Thomas E. Moorer
                                     -B-52s
                                     -Civilian casualties
-US public opinion
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           -US bombing
                 -South Vietnam
                 -Kissinger
                        -Settlement agreement
                        -Provocation
                               -Cambodia
                               -The President’s May 8, 1972 decision
                        -Congressional relations
           -Prisoners of War [POWs]
           -Thieu
                 -Settlement agreement
                        -Provocation
                               -October 8, 1972 agreement
                               -“Trip wires”
                               -Congressional relations
                               -DMZ
                                     -North Vietnam
                                     -Civilian movement
                                     -Korea

Second term reorganization
     -Edgar A. Buttari
           -Kissinger
           -Background
                 -Cuban ambassador
                 -Cubans for Nixon
           -Ambassadorship to Latin America
                 -Fidel Castro

US-Cuba relations
    -Castro
    -Hijacking agreement
          -Negotiations
                 -Shultz [?]
          -Ziegler’s statement
    -Ziegler’s statement
          -Castro

US-Chile relations
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     -Salvador Allende Gossens
           -United Nations [UN] statement
           -Planned dinner
                 -Cancellation
                 -U. Alexis Johnson
                 -New York
                 -State Department
                       -Johnson

Second term reorganization
     -Ambassador to South Vietnam
           -Graham A. Martin
           -Johnson
           -Martin
                 -Kissinger
                       -Wall Street Journal
           -Johnson
                 -Upper Chad
     -Johnson
           -Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] delegation
     -Arms Control and Disarmament Agency [ACDA]
           -Budget cuts
                 -Secor D. Browne
     -SALT delegation
           -Johnson
     -ACDA
           -Staff cuts
           -Appropriation cut
                 -Caspar W. (“Cap”) Weinberger
                 -State Department
                 -Defense Department
                 -White House
                       -Domestic Council
     -White House
           -Staff cuts
                 -NSC
                       -Kissinger
                       -Domestic Council
                       -Kissinger
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Agnew’s and Haig’s possible trip to Saigon
    -Paris
    -Settlement agreement
           -Timing
    -Ehrlichman’s view
    -The President’s possible role
           -[Thieu]
    -Purpose
           -Thieu
                  -Negotiations
                  -“Hawks”
                  -Congressional relations
                        -Economic and military aid
    -Kissinger
    -Haig’s possible conversation with Agnew
    -Haig’s conversation with Agnew
           -Liberals
           -“Hawks”
    -Negotiations
    -Ehrlichman’s view
    -Compared to the President’s 1953 trip to South Korea
           -Dwight Eisenhower
                  -Syngman Rhee
           -The President’s conversation with Rhee
                  -US aid
    -Settlement agreement
           -Enforcement
                  -US intervention
                        -The President’s commitment
                             -1972 election
    -Schedule
           -Thieu
    -Kissinger’s schedule
           -Paris
           -Settlement agreement
                  -Seoul, Bangkok, Vientiane, Hanoi
                  -Saigon
                        -Thieu
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                -Washington, DC
                      -Announcement
           -The President’s schedule
                -California
                      -Florida
                -Kissinger’s press relations
                -Vacation
                      -Football game
                -California
                      -Christmas
                      -Florida
                      -Mrs. Nixon
                -Possible meeting with Thieu at Midway
                      -Timing
                             -Congressional reconvention
                -Florida

Vietnam negotiations
     -The President’s conversation with Dobrynin
           -Kissinger
           -Breakdown in talks
           -DMZ
                 -Compromise
                        -Civilian movement
     -Agnew
           -Possible meeting with the President
                 -Timing
                        -Settlement agreement
                        -Kissinger
           -Possible trip to Saigon
                 -Kissinger’s concern
                        -Secretary of State
           -Opinions
     -Status and instructions for Kissinger
           -Ziegler’s statement
                 -The President’s meetings with Haig
                        -The President’s schedule
     -The President’s schedule
           -California
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                          -Florida
                          -The President’s family
                          -Football game
                    -Hawaii
                    -Thieu
             -Breakdown
                    -The President’s possible TV statement
                          -Kissinger
                          -Advisability
                                -Cambodia
                                -The President’s May 8, 1972 decision
                                -Provocation
             -Thieu
             -Ehrlichman’s view
             -Cessation of US bombing, mining and withdrawal of US forces
                    -Return of POWs
                          -US economic and military aid to South Vietnam
                          -Reparations
             -US-North Vietnam bilateral deal
             -Thieu
                    -US aid
                    -Tenure
                          -Agnew’s view
             -South Vietnam’s survival
             -Communism
                    -Prospects
                    -Greece
                    -East Germany
                          -West Germany
             -Settlement agreement
                    -Kissinger
                    -DMZ
                          -Compromise
                                -Thieu’s acceptance
                                      -Chances

Haig left at 12:55 pm.

       Congressional relations
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             -Gerald R. Ford, Hugh Scott
             -State of the Union message
                   -Ehrlichman
                   -Kissinger
                   -The President’s schedule
                          -Informal welcome
                                -Timing
                                -Announcement
                                -Written message
                                -1973 Inauguration
                                -Separate houses
                                      -House of Representatives, Senate
                          -Informal joint session
                                -1973 Inauguration
                                -TV
                                      -Press relations
                                             -The President’s remarks
                   -Kissinger

Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 12:55 pm.

       Delivery

Sanchez left at an unknown time before 1:12 pm.

       Helene (Colesie) Drown
            -The President’s schedule
            -1972 election
            -White House staff
            -Watergate
            -Administration decisions
            -The President’s conversation with Mrs. Nixon

       1972 election
            -News summary
            -Analysis
                   -Staff meeting

       Press relations
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                                                     Conversation No. 384-4 (cont’d)

     -The President’s conversation with Julie Nixon Eisenhower
          -Robert D. Novak
                -Associated Press [AP] article
                       -Colson’s office

Raymond K. Price, Jr.

Second term reorganization
     -John A. Scali
           -Rogers
                 -Peter J. Brennan
                 -Relationship
           -Ziegler
           -Ehrlichman
           -Moynihan
     -Mitchell
     -Attorney General
           -Gray
                 -Confirmation
                       -Mitchell’s view
                 -Relationship with the President
           -Robert H. Bork
                 -Compared to Joseph T. Sneed
                 -Busing

[Pause]

Kissinger’s press relations
      -[Oriana Fallaci] interview
            -Possible suit
                   -Haig’s report
            -Justifications
                   -Fallaci’s importance
                   -Request of Italian ambassador
                   -Fallaci’s attractiveness

Vietnam negotiations
     -Kissinger
           -Judgement
           -Plan
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                                                              Conversation No. 384-4 (cont’d)

                         -The President’s conversation with Haig
                   -The President’s second term
                   -Laird
                   -Conversation with the President
                         -US bombing
                              -Reaction
                                     -Press relations
                                     -Students
                                     -Congressional relations
                                     -Press relations

Butterfield entered at an unknown time after 12:55 pm.

       The President’s physical examination

Butterfield left at an unknown time before 1:12 pm.

       The President’s physical examination
            -Gen. Walter R. Tkach
            -Vital signs
                  -Heart, blood pressure
            -Duration

       Personnel
            -Kissinger
                  -Need for support
                  -Mood
            -Clark MacGregor
            -PR
                  -Ehrlichman
                  -Dent
                        -Compared to Peterson
                  -Peterson
                  -Brennan
                  -Shultz
                        -Substance
                  -Foreign policy
                  -Richard A. Moore
                  -George H. W. Bush
                  -Moore
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                                                               Conversation No. 384-4 (cont’d)

                       -Public Information Officers [PIOs]
                 -Ehrlichman
                 -Haldeman’s role


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      Republican Part
           -Brock
           -Bush
                 -Republican National Committee [RNC] Chairman
                      -Office location
                      -Agnew

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     Second term reorganization
          -Effect
                 -Government responsiveness to the President
                 -Politics
                 -PR
                        -Substance
          -First term

      US defense strategy
           -Richardson’s recent meeting with Haldeman
                 -Kissinger
                 -Henry M. (“Scoop”) Jackson’s recommendation
                       -Congress
                       -Enemies, allies
                       -Administration knowledge
                       -Cutbacks
                       -Buildups

      US domestic strategy
           -Philosopher in administration
                 -Price’s view
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                                                Conversation No. 384-4 (cont’d)

           -Irving Kristol
           -Nisbet
           -Philosophy, compared to strategy
           -Russell A. Kirk
     -Effect of 1972 election
           -Scott
           -Barry M. Goldwater
           -Carl B. Albert
           -Change
           -Majority

Second term reorganization
     -Herbert G. Klein
           -Telephone calls
     -State Department
           -Kissinger
     -Richardson
           -Meeting with Haldeman
     -Kissinger
           -Haig

Speechwriters
     -Instructions
           -Ehrlichman
           -1973 Inaugural message
                  -W. Bruce Herschensohn
                  -Price
                  -Herschensohn
           -The President’s schedule
                  -Price
                  -Buchanan
                  -Safire
     -Adam Bakshian
     -John K. Andrews, Jr.
     -Lee W. Huebner
     -The President’s view
           -Price
           -Andrews
           -Bakshian
     -1973 Inaugural address
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                                                              Conversation No. 384-4 (cont’d)

                  -Safire
                  -Vermont Royster
                        -Letter

       Second term reorganization
            -White House staff
                  -Attitude
                  -Cuts
            -1972 election
                  -Congress
            -John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
                  -John E. Nidecker
                        -The President’s family
                        -Role
                              -Greetings
                              -The President’s box
                        -National Park Service [NPS]
            -NPS
                  -Ronald H. Walker
                        -Department of Agriculture
                  -George B. Hartzog, Jr.

Haldeman left at 1:12 pm.