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Start Date: 5-Dec-1972 8:10 AM

End Date: 5-Dec-1972 9:50 AM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Kennedy, Richard T. (Col.)White House operatorColson, Charles W.[Unknown person(s)]Sanchez, ManoloHaldeman, H. R. ("Bob")Cox, Tricia Nixon

Recording Device: Old Executive Office Building

387-004a.mp3

387-004b.mp3

387-004c.mp3

NARA Description:

On December 5, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon, Col. Richard T. Kennedy, White House operator, Charles W. Colson, unknown person(s), Manolo Sanchez, H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, and Tricia Nixon Cox met in the President's office in the Old Executive Office Building from 8:10 am to 9:50 am. The Old Executive Office Building taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 387-004 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 387-4

Date: December 5, 1972
Time: 8:10 am - 9:50 am
Location: Executive Office Building

The President met with Col. Richard T. Kennedy.
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           NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                             Tape Subject Log
                               (rev. July-08)

                                                     Conversation No. 387-4 (cont’d)

Vietnam negotiations
     -Henry A. Kissinger's report from Paris
           -Kennedy's conversation with Kissinger
     -Meeting
           -Timing
     -Kissinger’s outlook
     -Congressional relations
     -Prisoners of war [POWs]
     -Nguyen Van Thieu
           -Congressional relations
                  -Funding for US aid to South Vietnam
     -South Vietnam’s position
           -US withdrawal for POWs
     -North Vietnam’s position
           -US withdrawal for POWs
           -Cessation of US bombing, mining
           -Congressional relations
                  -Cut off of US military funds
                        -Continuation of war
                              -US bombing, mining
                                   -Timetable
           -Settlement agreement
     -Kissinger’s conversation with Kennedy
           -Postponement of meeting
           -Kennedy’s conversation with Anatoliy F. Dobrynin
     -Kennedy’s conversation with Dobrynin
           -Kissinger’s conversation with Dobrynin
           -October 26
           -Dobrynin’s message to North Vietnamese
                  -Moscow
                  -Reply
     -Soviet Union’s role
           -US-Soviet Union relations
                  -Breakdown in talks
     -People’s Republic of China [PRC] role
     -Timetable
           -Congressional reconvention
           -US bombing of North Vietnam
                  -Air Force
     -US bombing of North Vietnam
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                   NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                                     Tape Subject Log
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                                                              Conversation No. 387-4 (cont’d)

                    -Effect on US-PRC and US-Soviet Union relations
                          -North Vietnam’s posture
                                -Dobrynin
                                -Compared to March 30, 1972
                                      -Intransigence
                                      -US-South Vietnam relations
                                      -US-Soviet Union summit
                                             -Leonid I. Brezhnev
                                                  -The President’s meeting with Nikolai S.
                                                    Patolichev
                                                         -North Vietnam’s offensive
             -Settlement agreement
                    -Enforcement
                    -October 8, 1972 agreement
                          -North Vietnam
                          -Possible effect on Thieu
                                -Press relations
                                      -Late October 1972
                                      -Withdrawal of North Vietnamese troops from South
                                        Vietnam
                                             -North Vietnam’s March 30, 1972 invasion
                                -Withdrawal of North Vietnamese troops from South Vietnam
                                      -North Vietnam
                                      -US public opinion
                                             -POWs
                                             -Cease-fire
                                             -Louis P. Harris poll
                                                  -Kissinger
                                                  -Settlement agreement

The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 8:10 am and
8:26 am.

[Conversation 387-4A]

[See Conversation No. 34-17]

[End of telephone conversation]

       Vietnam negotiations
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                     NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

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                                                                 Conversation No. 387-4 (cont’d)

               -White House polls
                    -US withdrawal
               -Congressional relations
                    -Michael J. Mansfield
                    -Committees
                          -Organization
                          -Meetings
                          -Statements
                    -US military action
                          -Recess
               -US bombing of North Vietnam
                    -Psychological effect
                          -Compared to military effect
                                -The President’s plan
                                       -Compared to the Joint Chiefs of Staff [JCS] plan
                                       -B-52s
                                            -Civilian targets
                                -Timeframe
                                -Pace
                                -Cambodia
                                -The President’s May 8, 1972 decision
                                -US bombing, mining
                                       -North Vietnam’s reserves

The President talked with Charles W. Colson between 8:26 am and 8:27 am.

[Conversation No. 387-4B]

[See Conversation No. 34-18]

[End of telephone conversation]

       Polls
               -Colson

       Vietnam negotiations
            -US military action
                 -Kennedy’s conversation with Kissinger
                        -Messages
            -Kennedy’s communications with Kissinger
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                     NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                                       Tape Subject Log
                                         (rev. July-08)

                                                               Conversation No. 387-4 (cont’d)

                     -Open line
                           -“Double talk”
                           -Soviet Union
                           -France
                     -Secure line
                           -Embassy chancery
                                 -Residence
               -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew’s possible trip to Saigon
                     -The President’s conversation with Charles G. (“Bebe”) Rebozo

Colson entered at 8:29 am.

       Polls
               -Colson

       Vietnam negotiations
            -Harris polls
                  -Settlement agreement
                         -Cease-fire
                               -South Vietnam
                  -North Vietnamese troops in South Vietnam
                         -Peace
                         -Communists
                  -POWs
                  -Cease-fire
                         -International supervision
                  -National Council of National Reconciliation and Concord [NCRC]
                         -South Vietnam
                         -Representation
                               -Communists
                         -Election
                         -Thieu
                  Peace treaty
                         -POWs exchange
                  -Settlement agreement
                         -Thieu
                               -Withdrawal of North Vietnamese troops from South Vietnam
                               -Relations with US
                  -Cease-fire in place
                         -Compared to North Vietnamese troops in South Vietnam
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     NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

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                                                Conversation No. 387-4 (cont’d)

                   -“Doves”
                         -George S. McGovern
      -Settlement agreement
             -Terms
                   -Compromise
             -Violation by Communists
             -US bombing of North Vietnam
                   -Effect
-October 1972 agreement
      -North Vietnam
             -Changes
                   -Kissinger
      -Changes
             -Thieu
                   -Withdrawal of North Vietnamese troops from South Vietnam
                   -NCRC
                         -Governmental compared to administrative function
                         -Interpretation
                         -Veto
                   -Withdrawal of North Vietnamese troops from South Vietnam
                         -South Vietnamese military action
-Cease-fire
      -North Vietnam’s interest
             -Victory
                   -Thieu
             -North Vietnamese troops in South Vietnam
                   -Thieu
                         -Vietcong [VC]
-Kissinger
      -Instructions
      -Morale
      -Outlook
             -October 8, 1972 agreement
                   -1972 election
                   -Consultations with South Vietnam
      -Option two
-Continuation
-Breakdown
      -US bombing of North Vietnam
             -Pace
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      NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

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                           (rev. July-08)

                                                   Conversation No. 387-4 (cont’d)

-US bombing of North Vietnam
      -Weather
      -20th Parallel
      -Weather
             -B-52s
         th
      -20 Parallel
             -Surface to air missiles [SAMs]
                   -Shift
                   -B-52s
                          -Protection
      -B-52s
             -Hanoi
                   -Weather
                   -SAMs
             -North Vietnam
                   -Plan
                          -Timing and duration
                                -Adm. Thomas H. Moorer
             -Loss
                   -SAM
                   -Airmen
                          -Bail-out
             -Haiphong, Hanoi
                   -Distinguished Flying Crosses
                          -Air Force
                          -Oak leaf medals
                          -Navy
                   -Plan
                          -Timing
                          -Kennedy’s conversation with Moorer
                                -The President’s conversation with Moorer
                                      -Secretary of Defense [Melvin R. Laird], JCS
                                      -Timing
                                      -Breakdown in talks
-Kissinger’s report
-Meeting
      -Timing
             -Postponement
-Kissinger’s report
      -Kennedy’s call to Kissinger
                                               -9-

                   NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

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                                                                 Conversation No. 387-4 (cont’d)

                   -Kennedy’s possible call to Alexander M. Haig, Jr.
                   -Kennedy’s call to the President
                         -The President’s schedule
                               -Executive Office Building [EOB]
             -Possible messenger to Kissinger
             -Kissinger’s possible return for consultations with the President
                   -Duration
                   -Effect
                         -Breakdown in talks
                               -Speculation

Kennedy left at 8:45 am.

       Vietnam negotiations
            -Harris poll
                   -Question
                          -Thieu’s position
                   -Settlement agreement
                          -North Vietnamese troops in South Vietnam
                   -Coalition government
                          -Elections
                   -Reconciliation
                          -Elections
                                -Offer
                                       -Coalition government
                                       -NCRC
                                             -Functions
                                       -North Vietnam
                                -Communist-held areas
                   -Xerox copy
            -North Vietnam’s position
                   -Tone
                   -October 8, 1972 agreement
                   -October 26, 1972 agreement
            -South Vietnam’s position
            -Settlement agreement
                   -North Vietnamese troops in South Vietnam
                          -Legal right
                   -US public opinion
                   -Thieu
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                    NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

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                                                               Conversation No. 387-4 (cont’d)

                  -South Vietnamese
                       -Non-communist government
             -Breakdown

An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 8:45 am.

       Vietnam negotiations
            -Kissinger’s message

The President and the unknown person left at an unknown time after 8:45 am.

The President entered at an unknown time before 8:56 am.

       Vietnam negotiations
            -North Vietnam’s position
                 -Tone

Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 8:45 am.

       Refreshments

Sanchez left at an unknown time before 8:56 am.

       Vietnam negotiations
            -Public relations [PR]
            -Breakdown
                  -Kissinger’s recommendations
                         -The President’s possible television [TV] appearance
                               -The President’s November 3, 1969 speech
                               -Cambodia
                               -The President’s May 8, 1972 decision
                               -US bombing of North Vietnam
                                    -Hanoi, Haiphong
                                           -Settlement agreement

Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 8:45 am.

       Item for the private file

Sanchez left at an unknown time before 8:56 am.
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                   NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. July-08)

                                                              Conversation No. 387-4 (cont’d)


       Vietnam negotiations
            -Breakdown
                 -Kissinger’s recommendations
                        -The President’s possible TV appearance
                             -Translation problems
                        -    -US bombing of North Vietnam
                                   -Duration
                                          -Settlement agreement
                             -Kissinger’s possible return
                             -Kissinger’s possible statement
                                   -Stalemate
                                          -North Vietnam’s intransigence
                             -1972 election
                             -Action

Kennedy talked with the President between 8:56 am and 8:59 am.

[Conversation No. 387-4C]

[See Conversation No. 34-19]

[End of telephone conversation]

       Vietnam negotiations
            -Settlement agreement
                   -Kissinger’s efforts
                         -1972 election
                               -The President’s conversations with Kissinger
                               -Polls
                         -October 8, 1972 agreement
                               -Saigon
                                      -Paris
                                             -North Vietnamese
                                      -Thieu
                         -1972 election
                               -The President's conversation with Kissinger
                               -North Vietnam’s message, November 4, 1972
                                      -McGovern
                         -PR
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                  NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                                     Tape Subject Log
                                       (rev. July-08)

                                                              Conversation No. 387-4 (cont’d)

                             -Kissinger’s “peace is at hand” statement
                                   -North Vietnam’s publication of settlement agreement
                                   -The President’s address, “Look to the Future”
                                   -Kissinger’s credibility
                                   -North Vietnamese reneging
                                         -US reneging
            -Breakdown
                 -Kissinger’s recommendations
                       -The President’s possible TV appearance
                       -The President’s credibility
                             -The President’s address, “Look to the Future”
                                    -Kissinger
                       -Timing
                             -Christmas
                             -1972 election
                             -Playoffs
                       -Tone
                       -The President’s credibility
                             -“Peace is at hand”
                                    -The President’s address, “Look to the Future”
                                          -Timing
                                               -1972 election
                       -Press relations
                             -Kissinger

H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman entered at 9:01 am.

       Vietnam negotiations
            -Breakdown
                  -Kissinger’s recommendation
                        -The President’s possible TV appearance
                              -PR
                                   -Anti-war sentiment
                                   -POWs
                                          -Christmas
                                          -US mining, bombing of North Vietnam
            -Kissinger’s message
                  -Haldeman’s reading
                        -Tone
                        -Content
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                                                             Conversation No. 387-4 (cont’d)


Haldeman left at an unknown time before 9:43 am.

       Press relations
             -New York Times article on monograph, “The Dirtiest Campaign in History Against
               a President”
                    -1972 campaign
                          -The President’s conversation with Patrick J. Buchanan
                    -Distribution
                          -Mailings
                                -Editors
                                -Republican leaders
                                -Congressmen
                                -Purpose
                                      -Frank F. Mankiewicz
                                      -Historical record
                                -Editors
                          -Newspapers
                          -Mailings
                                -James Schurz
                                -James Keogh
             -Monographs
                    -“Things They Would Like to Forget”
                    -“RN Won It!”
                          -McGovern
                    -Reaction
                    -Double standard
                    -Schurz
                          -Distribution
                                -Mailings
                                      -Letter
                                      -1972 campaign
                                      -Publishers
                    -New York Times
                    -Time
                    -Washington Post
                          -Unknown person
                                -Columbia University
                                -Assistant
                                -Research
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                                                         Conversation No. 387-4 (cont’d)



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      Democratic National Committee [DNC]
          -Robert S. Strauss
          -Buchanan
                 -Governors
          -Edmund S. Muskie
          -McGovern
                 -Statement
                       -1972 election
          -Governors’ endorsements
          -Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis [?]
          -Southerners
          -Labor
          -Jews
          -Labor
                 -Frank E. Fitzsimmons
                 -Peter J. Brennan
                       -William S. White

      Republican National Committee [RNC]
           -Chairman
           -South
                 -Southern strategy
                      -Brennan
                      -Blacks
                      -Busing
                      -Welfare

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      Press relations
            -Monographs
                   -Buchanan
                   -“Things They Would Like to Forget”
                                      -15-

            NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                               Tape Subject Log
                                 (rev. July-08)

                                                        Conversation No. 387-4 (cont’d)


Vietnam negotiations
     -Breakdown
          -Kissinger’s recommendation
                 -The President’s possible TV appearance
                      -Settlement agreement
                             -Polls
                                    -Republicans
                                    -George H. Gallup
                                    -Harris
                                    -Gallup
                                          -Cease-fire
                                    -Harris
                      -Public opinion
                             -McGovernites
                             -POWs
                             -Stock market
                             -POWs
                      -Kissinger’s credibility
                             -The President’s conversation with Haldeman
                             -Kissinger’s message
                             -Compared to the President’s credibility
                             -“Peace is at hand”
                             -Settlement agreement
                                    -North Vietnam
                                          -US bombing
                             -Compared to the President’s credibility
                                    -The President’s address, “Look to the Future”
                                          -“Peace is at hand”
                                    -1972 election
                                          -Peace
                                          -Settlement agreement
                                                 -Politics
                                                 -“Peace is at hand”
                      -December 6, 1972 talks
                             -Kissinger
                      -Haldeman’s view
                             -PR
                                    -US bombing of North Vietnam
                                          -Pace
                                 -16-

      NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                         Tape Subject Log
                           (rev. July-08)

                                                   Conversation No. 387-4 (cont’d)

                 -Translation problems
                 -Kissinger’s possible statement
                       -Backgrounder
                       -Briefing
                       -Previous negotiations
                       -Translation problems
                       -North Vietnamese troops in South Vietnam
                       -Thieu
                       -Settlement agreement
                       -Tone
                              -Kissinger’s emotions
                                    -Mea culpa
                                    -Resignation
                                          -The President’s trips to the PRC and the
                                           Soviet Union
                                          -Berlin
                                          -Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty
                                           [SALT]
                              -North Vietnam
-Withdrawal of US forces
     -Thieu
     -Residual forces
     -US-North Vietnam bilateral deal
     -South Vietnam
           -Thieu
     -Kissinger
-Breakdown
     -Kissinger’s recommendation
           -The President’s possible TV appearance
                 -Escalation
                 -Kissinger’s return from Paris
                       -Settlement agreement
                              -North Vietnam
                 -Kissinger’s possible statement
                       -Backgrounder
                 -North Vietnam’s possible statement
                       -Settlement agreement
                              -Thieu
                 -North Vietnam
                       -Kissinger’s possible statement
                              -17-

     NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                       Tape Subject Log
                         (rev. July-08)

                                              Conversation No. 387-4 (cont’d)

                -PR
                       -Withdrawal of US forces
-Withdrawal of US forces
     -Announcement
           -Timing
                 -Christmas
           -North Vietnam
           -Casualties
     -Timing
           -POWs
                 -US bombing and mining of North Vietnam
                 -Residual forces
                 -Connally’s view
                 -Residual forces
-Breakdown
     -Kissinger’s possible statement
           -Kissinger’s credibility
                 -“Peace is at hand”
           -Kissinger’s press relations
                 -Press conferences
                       -William P. Rogers
                       -Mistakes
                       -Consultations
                              -Haig
                              -The President
                                    -Points
                                    -Process
                              -Briefing
                 -Oriana Fallaci interview
                       -Effect
     -Kissinger’s recommendation
           -The President’s possible TV appearance
                 -North Vietnam
                 -The President’s previous statements
                 -PR
                       -Press relations
                              -Christmas
                              -POWs
                                    -Families
                       -Stock market
                                -18-

      NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                         Tape Subject Log
                           (rev. July-08)

                                                 Conversation No. 387-4 (cont’d)

                       -Washington, DC
-PR
      -David T. Dellinger
            -Chicago Seven
                  -Demonstrations
                  -Christmas vigil
                  -1973 Inauguration
                         -Press relations
                         -1968
                  -Mobilization
      -Issues
            -Vietnam War
                  -Ground troops
                  -TV
                  -Draft
                         -Volunteer armed forces
                         -Casualties
                         -Airplanes
                               -Aircraft carriers
                  -TV
                         -Girl
                               -Napalm
      -Kissinger’s possible TV statement
            -North Vietnamese
            -National honor
      -Demonstrations
            -Mobilization
                  -Dellinger
      -1972 election
            -McGovern
      -The President’s possible TV appearance
            -Kissinger’s view
                  -North Vietnam
            -The President’s possible conversation with Dobrynin
                  -Tone
            -Press relations
                  -Kissinger’s view
                         -The President’s press conferences
                               -Effect on the enemy
            -Effect on Dellinger and anti-war activists
                                            -19-

                  NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                                     Tape Subject Log
                                       (rev. July-08)

                                                             Conversation No. 387-4 (cont’d)

                             -Effect on the enemy


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           -1972 election
                -McGovern
                -Margin of victory
                -Congressional relations

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      The President’s schedule
           -National Governor’s Conference
                 -Compared to Republican Governors Conference
                        -Agnew’s attendance

      Vietnam negotiations
           -Breakdown
                 -Kissinger’s recommendation
                        -The President’s possible TV appearance
                              -POWs
                                    -Possible executions
                                          -US response
                              -North Vietnam
                                    -Reaction
                                    -PR
                                          -Expectations
                                    -Congressional relations
                                          -US aid to South Vietnam
                                                -Cut off
                                    -The President’s message to Thieu
                                          -Communists, spies
           -Kissinger’s view
                 -Settlement agreement
                        -Difficulty
                              -North Vietnam
                                           -20-

                 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                                    Tape Subject Log
                                      (rev. July-08)

                                                           Conversation No. 387-4 (cont’d)

                                 -US staying in war
                            -South Vietnam
                                 -US withdrawal

      New establishment
           -The President’s recent conversation with Haldeman
           -Colson’s role
                 -Labor
                 -Democrats
                        -Italian-Americans
           -Blacks
                 -John D. Ehrlichman
                 -Leonard Garment
           -Press relations
           -Business community


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                 -1972 election
                 -The President’s supporters
                       -Top 100 contributors
           -Press
                 -Editors
                       -The President’s supporters
           -Peter M. Flanigan
           -Updated lists
                 -1972 campaign
                 -Distribution
           -Colson’s responsibility
           -Haldeman’s role
           -Flanigan
           -Colson’s meetings
                 -Flanigan
                 -Frederic V. Malek
                 -Donald McI Kendall

[End segment reviewed under deed of gift]
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                  NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. July-08)

                                                                 Conversation No. 387-4 (cont’d)



      White House social affairs
           -Invitations
                 -Rose Mary Woods
                        -Colson
                        -Parties
                              -Blair House
                        -Church services
                        -State dinners
                        -Quotas
                              -Blair House
                              -Friends, military, Cabinet officers, Congress
                 -Congressional relations
                        -William E. Timmons
                        -Ronald L. Ziegler


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                        -The President’s supporters
                             -Southerners
                             -Republicans
                        -Colson’s responsibility
                             -Republicans
                                    -1972 election
                                    -Charles McC. Mathias, Jr.
                                    -Charles H. Percy
                             -Southerners
                             -Mathias
                  -Agnew
                  -Paul Hall
                  -Kendall
                  -David Packard
                  -Los Angeles
                        -Edward W. Carter [?]
                  -Chicago
                  -Ohio
                  -Florida
                                         -22-

                 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                                  Tape Subject Log
                                    (rev. July-08)

                                                           Conversation No. 387-4 (cont’d)

                      -1972 election vote
                -Democrats for Nixon
                      -Southern strategy
                           -Harry S. Dent
                -John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
                      -The President’s box
                           -Political supporters
                                  -White House staff
                                  -Cabinet

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      Second term reorganization
           -Leaks
                 -Peter G. Peterson
                 -John N. Mitchell
                        -Kevin Phillips’s article
                              -Frederic V. Malek
                                     -Cabinet
                                     -Personnel
                                     -Under Secretaryship
                 -James T. Lynn
                 -Peterson
                        -Trade
                 -Commerce Department
                        -South
                              -Archibald K. Davis of North Carolina
                                     -Wachovia Bank
                              -Frederick B. Dent of South Carolina
                                     -Textile industry
                                     -Republican Party
                 -Phillips’s article
                        -Buchanan
                 -Mitchell
                 -Washington Post
                 -Washington Star
                        -Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD]
           -Rogers
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                   NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                                      Tape Subject Log
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                                                            Conversation No. 387-4 (cont’d)

                   -John A. Scali
                         -1972 election
                              -Italian-American vote
                         -Background
                              -Education
                                     -Boston University
                                     -Canton, Ohio


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             -George H. W. Bush
                  -Compared to Rogers

       1972 election
            -Voters
                   -Italian-Americans
                          -Percentage
                   -Catholics
                          -Percentage
                          -Italian-Americans
                          -Irish-Americans
                          -New York
            -Harris poll
                   -Results

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Colson left at 9:43 am.

       Second term reorganization
            -Leaks
                  -Haldeman’s reaction
                  -Peterson
                        -Washington Post article
                             -Haldeman’s conversation with Ziegler
                                  -George P. Shultz
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                   NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. July-08)

                                                                 Conversation No. 387-4 (cont’d)

                               -Economics “czar” position
                               -Shultz’s conversation with Peterson
                               -Haldeman’s conversation with Ziegler
                                     -Washington Post
                                           -Washington Star
                                           -David S. Broder

Tricia Nixon Cox talked with the President between 9:44 am and 9:45 am.

[Conversation No. 387-4D]

[See Conversation No. 34-20]

[End of telephone conversation]

       Second term reorganization
            -Leaks
                  -Peterson
                        -Washington Post article
                             -Ziegler
                        -Compared to Dent
                        -Opportunism
                             -Frank F. Church
                  -Cabinet and White House staff
                        -Unknown man
                        -Loyalty

       The President’s schedule
            -California
                  -Kitchen work
                         -Deadline
                              -Herbert W. Kalmbach
                              -Pool
            -Camp David
            -White House
            -Reception for California administration officials
                  -Dinner
                         -The President’s attendance
                              -Camp David
                              -Cocktails
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                                                      Conversation No. 387-4 (cont’d)

                            -Dress
                                 -Business suit
     -White House
          -Vietnam negotiations
                -Kissinger
                -US military action
                      -Plans
                            -Moorer
     -Camp David
          -Ziegler’s announcement
          -Compared to White House
                -Vietnam negotiations
                      -Kissinger’s return from Paris
                            -Settlement agreement or breakdown
                -Peter M. Flanigan
                -Messages

Christmas
      -The President’s conversation with Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon
            -Lucy A. Winchester
                   -Stephen B. Bull
      -Plans
            -Winchester and Bull meeting
                   -Haldeman’s role
                   -Mrs. Nixon
                   -Edward C. Nixon [?]
                   -Talking paper
                   -Haldeman’s conversation with the President
      -Tree lighting ceremony
            -The President’s role
            -1971
                   -Rex W. Scouten
            -Message
                   -Thanksgiving
                   -Radio message
                   -Timing
                   -Duration
            -Mrs. Nixon
            -Guests
                   -Groups
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                                                                Conversation No. 387-4 (cont’d)

                             -Size
                        -Clean-up
                        -The President’s role


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            -Invitations
                  -1972 campaign workers
                         -Clark MacGregor
                  -William Matthew [?]
                         -Speeches
            -The President’s schedule

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      The President’s schedule
           -Shultz’s meeting with the President
                 -Ehrlichman’s presence
                        -L[ouis] Patrick Gray, III.
                        -HUD
                        -Kissinger
                        -Shultz’s position as Assistant to the President
           -Kissinger’s meetings with the President
           -Ehrlichman’s meetings with the President
           -Agnew’s meetings with the President

      Watergate
           -John J. Sirica
                 -Handling of case
                        -[Pre-trial conference, December 4, 1972]
                              -Story
                        -Indictments
                        -Meeting
           -John W. Dean, III, report
                 -Draft
           -White House staff
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                                                       Conversation No. 387-4 (cont’d)

          -Announcement
     -Donald H. Segretti
          -Ehrlichman
          -Edward M. Kennedy
          -Subpoenas
          -Staff investigations
          -Mitchell’s efforts with James O. Eastland

Second term reorganization
     -Peterson
     -Richard M. Helms
           -Ambassadorship to Iran
                 -Rogers
                        -Central Intelligence Agency [CIA]
                        -Joseph S. Farland
                        -William H. Sullivan
           -George H. W. Bush’s conversation with Rogers
                 -Haldeman’s possible conversation with Bush
           -Colson
                 -Italian-Americans
           -Confirmation
                 -Foreign policy
                 -Rogers
                 -Congressional relations
                        -Nomination
                 -Colson, Bush
                 -Foreign policy

Vietnam negotiations
     -Breakdown
          -Kissinger’s recommendation
                 -The President’s possible TV appearance
                      -PR
                            -Vietnam War as issue
     -Resumption
     -Impasse, postponement
     -Resumption
          -Kissinger’s possible statement
     -Breakdown
          -Washington, DC
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                                        (rev. July-08)

                                                         Conversation No. 387-4 (cont’d)

                   -Congressional relations
             -Instructions for Haldeman
                   -Ehrlichman, Shultz
                         -Judgment

       The President’s schedule
            -White House
                  -Kissinger
                  -Helene (Colesie) Drown
                         -Blair House

Haldeman left at 9:50 am.