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Start Date: 27-May-1971 4:28 PM

End Date: 27-May-1971 6:38 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Ziegler, Ronald L.Krogh, Egil ("Bud"), Jr.Ehrlichman, John D.Malek, Frederic V.Richardson, Elliot L.[Unknown person(s)]Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob")Kissinger, Henry A.

Recording Device: Oval Office

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 04:31:41

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 06:37:06

504a.mp3

504b.mp3

504c.mp3

504d.mp3

NARA Description:

On May 27, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, Ronald L. Ziegler, Egil ("Bud") Krogh, Jr., John D. Ehrlichman, Frederic V. Malek, Elliot L. Richardson, unknown person(s), H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, and Henry A. Kissinger met in the Oval Office of the White House from 4:28 pm to 6:38 pm. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 504-015 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 504-15

Date: May 27, 1971
Time: 4:28 pm - 6:38 pm
Location: Oval Office
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Ronald L. Ziegler, Egil G. (“Bud”) Krogh, Jr., and John D. Ehrlichman met.

     Gift from Malik Faisal ibn Abd al-Aziz al-Saud
           -Sword

     Greetings

     [General Conversation]                                           Conv. No. 504-13 (cont.)

     Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI]
          -Procedures
               -President's directive
               -Detective work
               -Local resources
               -Executive order directive
               -Division of authority
          -Black girl killed in Mississippi
               -Federal crime
                      -Civil rights
          -Unknown person
               -Step-grandmother
               -Mother
               -Stepmother
               -Mother's father
          -Harrison Williams’ bill
               -Ziegler’s possible statement
                      -Administration's stance
                            -Roles of police agencies
                            -Directive
                                   -Possible call to Director
                      -FBI
                      -Political statement

The President entered at an unknown time after 4:28 pm.

               -Summary
                      -FBI
                      -Killings of firemen and policemen
               -President's directive of November, 1970
          -Investigations
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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1
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END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1                                              Conv. No. 504-15 (cont.)

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           -97.4% of crimes solved within thirty days
           -President's FBI directive of November 1, 1970
           -Possible announcement by Ziegler

Ziegler left at 4:35 pm.

     Narcotics Special Action Office
          -Memo outlining steps
          -Trying to gain an initiative
                -Congress
                -Vietnam
                -Robert H. Finch
                -Donald H. Rumsfeld
          -Establishment
                -Starting June 1, 1971
                      -Directive to Melvin R. Laird
                -Elliot L. Richardson
                -Rehabilitation
                -Prevention
                -Education
                -Research
                -Rehabilitation
                      -Washington, DC
                      -Clinics of the Narcotics Treatment Administration
                            -Methadone maintenance
                            -Psychotherapy
                            -Counseling
                      -Control
                            -Parole
                -Programs
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           -Budget
           -Evaluation
           -Congress
                 -Legislation
                 -Appropriation
                       -Office of Economic Opportunity [OEO]
                       -Veterans Administration [VA]
                       -Department of Defense [DOD]              Conv. No. 504-15 (cont.)
                       -Department of Health, Education, and Welfare [HEW]
           -Implementation
           -Legislative package to Congress
                 -Timing
           -Richardson
                 -New structure in HEW
                       -Special assistant
           -OEO
           -VA prevention programs
           -DOD prevention programs
           -Attorney General
           -Office of Management and Budget [OMB]
                 -Bill
           -John N. Mitchell
                 -Law enforcement
           -Jerry V. Wilson
                 -Treatment for heroin addicts
                       -Crime rate
           -Methadone maintenance and street crime
           -Treatment programs
                 -Reduction of crime

US servicemen and narcotics
     -Returning servicemen from Vietnam
          -Heroin
                -Cost
                      -Vietnam and US compared
                      -Stealing
     -Legislative efforts
          -Military
                -Identify, hold, and treat heroin addicts
          -Release into civilian life
          -Averting crime
     -Methadone
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           -Example cited
           -Addicted Vietnam servicemen
                -Number
                -Krogh's visit to Vietnam
                -George P. Shultz’s and Ehrlichman’s visit to Vietnam
                -John E. (“Jack”) Ingersoll
           -Vietnam
                -President Nguyen Van Thieu                           Conv. No. 504-15 (cont.)
                -Ellsworth F. Bunker
                -Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, Jr.
                -Heroin smuggling into Vietnam
                      -Smuggling entry points
                           -Laos, Thailand, Cambodia
                -Bunker
                -Thieu
                -Cable from Bunker to the White House

Ziegler entered at 4:43 pm.

     Ziegler’s forthcoming press conference
          -Possible announcements
                 -Drug problem
                      -Krogh
          -Announcement by the President
                 -Domestic Council
                 -Richard G. Kleindienst
                      -Letter
          -Law enforcement

Ziegler left at 4:44 pm.

     International drug interdiction
           -Bunker
                 -Vietnam
                 -Anti-smuggling
           -Col. [Forename unknown] Hofson [?]
                 -Rank
                 -Laird
                 -Drug programs in DOD
           -Laird's role in drug programs
           -Forthcoming meeting with President
                 -Laird and Joint Chiefs of Staff [JCS]
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      -David Packard
      -Timing
      -Ingersoll
            -Report on trip
-Ingersoll’s possible appointment
      -State Department
      -Ingersoll's role
            -Prevention in Turkey and France               Conv. No. 504-15 (cont.)
      -Attorney General
      -Consolidating program
      -Ingersoll and Attorney General
-International narcotics bills
      -Multilateral
      -US assistance
      -US policy
            -Opposition
                  -Economic and military aid
            -Treaties
                  -United Nations [UN], North America Treaty Organization [NATO]
            -State Department
                  -Turkey and France
-Possible public statement by the President
      -Possible forums
      -Vietnam
      -Middle East
      -Far East
      -International nature of the drug problem
            -Finch and Rumsfeld
            -Armed forces
-Legislative package
      -Supplemental appropriation
            -$110 million
      -HEW
      -$50 Million to Ingersoll
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    THAILAND                                                   Conv. No. 504-15 (cont.)


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              -National Institutes of Mental Health [NIMH]
              -Methadone program
              -NIMH
              -Methadone
                   -Community mental health centers
                   -Chicago
                   -Washington, DC
                         -Narcotics Treatment Administration
              -Psychiatrists
              -Money
              -NIMH funding
              -Financing for programs treating servicemen
                   -Special Action Office
                   -Secretary of Defense
                         -Prevent discharge of addicts
                   -Heroin problem

    Drugs as a social issue
        -Vietnam war protesters
        -Drugs
               -Nationwide problem
        -Finch-Rumsfeld report
               -Civilians
        -President as eyewitness
               -Rome
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              -Paris
              -Nepal
              -Afghanistan
              -Commune
                    -India


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                                                          Conv. No. 504-15 (cont.)

BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4
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    INDIA


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         -Vietnam
         -Europe
         -Jobs
               -DOD
         -Abrams’ statement
               -Correlation of combat role and drug use
               -Boredom
               -Frustration

    Vietnam
         -Availability of drugs
              -Heroin
                     -Cost
              -Thieu's reaction
                     -Administration’s complexity
                     -Police force
                     -Government
                           -Prime Minister's family
                     -National Security Council [NSC]
                     -Tran Kim Quang
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                           -NSC
         -State Department meeting
               -Daniel P. (“Pat”) Moynihan's comments
                     -Drug source
               -State Department official's comments


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                                                          Conv. No. 504-15 (cont.)

BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 18
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    SOUTHEAST ASIA


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         -Heroin
               -History of problem
                     -April 1970
         -Marijuana
         -Amphetamines
         -Barbiturates
         -Marijuana
         -Seriousness of heroin problem
               -Administration efforts
                     -Krogh visit
               -US armed forces
                     -Proportion
               -Possible statement by President
                     -Press conference
         -Possibility of a Presidential press conference on the issue of the drug problem in
               Vietnam

    Legislative package
         -John A. Scali
         -Timing
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          -Staff efforts

     Bertram S. Brown [NIMH Director]
          -Richardson
          -Employment at NIMH
                -Possible firing
                -Conduct
                -Views on marijuana                                 Conv. No. 504-15 (cont.)
          -Federal funding of psychiatric training
                -Brown's reaction
                      -Comments at a Congressional hearing
                -Richardson's reaction
                -Frederic V. Malek
          -Richardson's assessment of the political ramifications
                -Possible Brown firing
          -Brown's marijuana quote
                -Washington Post
                      -Possession of marijuana
          -Brown
                -Job in Massachusetts
                -Richardson
                -Deputy NIMH
          -Brown's administrative abilities
          -Unknown book on HEW

Richardson and Malek entered at 5:06 pm.

               -Hugh Scott
               -Edward W. Brooke
               -White House
          -Finch
          -Brown
               -Newspaper quotation
               -As administrator
               -Statements on marijuana

     Drug problem with veterans
          -President's forthcoming breakfast
                -Joint Chiefs of Staff
                -Service secretaries
                -Laird
                -David Packard
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Brown
    -Mental health
    -Cooperation from Brown
    -Richardson
    -NIMH
    -Brown's career
         -Department of Mental Health                        Conv. No. 504-15 (cont.)
              -Post-graduate work at Harvard University medical school
         -John A. Volpe
         -Department of Mental Health
              -Massachusetts
         -Volpe
         -Promotion to NIMH

NIMH
   -Size
         -St. Elizabeth's Hospital
               -Washington, D.C.
               -Fire hazards
     -Budget
         -Size
     -Administrative history
         -National Institutes of Health [NIH]
         -Reorganization
         -Health Services and Mental Health Administration [HSMHA]
               -Indian, public health, and hospital services
               -Vernon E. Wilson
                     -University of Missouri
                     -Malek
                     -HSMHA
                            -NIMH
                     -Roger O. Egeberg
                            -Wilson
                     -Merlin K. Duval
               -Egeberg
                     -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon
                     -Title
                     -Possible meeting with the President

Brown
    -Testimony before Congress
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           -Ehrlichman's call to Richardson
     -President’s concerns
           -Press conference, May 1, 1971
                 -Commission on marijuana and drug abuse
     -Brown's congressional testimony
           -Marijuana
                 -Legalization
                 -Penalties for use                              Conv. No. 504-15 (cont.)
     -Possible firing
     -Age
     -White House work
     -His testimony on marijuana
           -President's stand on marijuana
     -Consistency of statements
     -Philosophy
     -Psychiatry
     -Stan Yolles
           -Firing
     -Brown
           -Previous work with Richardson
                 -Massachusetts
                       -Legislation on community health services
                       -Local initiatives
           -Richardson’s forthcoming discussion with Brown
                 -Talking points
                       -Uncompromising line
                       -Veterans
                       -Narcotics Special Action Office
                       -Following administration policy
                       -Richardson’s responsibility

Drug Addiction
     -Heroin abuse
          -Armed Forces
                -Numbers
     -Crime
     -Brown's views on heroin
     -Methadone
     -Brown
          -Richardson's meeting with Brown regarding drugs on May 26, 1971
          -Krogh
     -Narcotics Special Action Office
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              -Jerome H. Jaffe
                   -Psychiatrist
                        -Illinois

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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 19
[Privacy]                                                        Conv. No. 504-15 (cont.)
[Duration: 15s ]


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               -Other candidates
         -Psychiatrists
         -Community based mental health facilities
               -Group therapy
               -Alcoholism
               -Psychiatrist
               -Clergy
               -Group therapy
                    -Yale University secret societies
         -Richardson
               -Brown
                    -Possible meeting with the President
         -Jaffe
               -Previous experience
               -Age
         -World War I
         -World War II
         -Effect on US foreign policy
               -South Vietnamese smuggling drugs
                    -Public reaction
               -Press stories
               -Subcommittee in the House
                    -Robert H. Steele
                           -Trip
                    -Report
                    -Vietnamese officials and heroin smuggling
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               -Thieu
                     -South Vietnam government
               -Bunker and Abrams meeting with Thieu
               -Steele
               -Bunker
               -Abrams
               -Thieu
               -Reporters in Vietnam                             Conv. No. 504-15 (cont.)
               -Possible White House reaction to press stories
                     -Low profile
               -Steele
          -Thieu
          -Bunker's proposal to Thieu last week

Health program
     -Edward M. (“Ted”) Kennedy
     -White paper
          -HEW mailing
                -Congress, newspapers, radio, television
     -Richardson
          -William F. Buckley, Jr.'s program "Firing Line", May 26, 1971
                -Buckley
                     -Program’s theme
                -Kennedy's health proposal

Murder of black girl in Birmingham [?]
    -Response of Southern editors

H.R. 1
     -Status
           -Hearings in House Rules Committee
           -Wilbur D. Mills
                -Timing
           -Revenue sharing
           -Senate
           -Richardson's lobbying efforts
                -Carl T. Curtis
           -Ronald W. Reagan
                -Position
                      -Edwin Meese, III
                            -Frank C. Carlucci
                            -California Rural Legal Assistance [CRLA]
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                        -Meese
                        -Administration strategy
                              -Edwin Reinecke
            -President's assistance
                  -Reagan
            -Effects of H.R. 1
            -Administration strategy
                  -Planning a trip for Richardson                   Conv. No. 504-15 (cont.)
                        -Commonwealth Club in San Francisco
                        -Television appearance in Los Angeles

Richardson and Malek left at 5:48 pm.

     President's schedule
          -Policemen
          -Hoover
          -Dwight L. Chapin
                 -Wednesday breakfast
          -JCS
          -Leaders meetings
          -Anastasio Somoza Debayle

Krogh left at 5:49 pm.

     Gift
            -Sword
                -Saudis

     Richardson
          -Brown
          -Finch

     Leon Panetta's book
          -Finch
          -Ehrlichman
          -Civil rights
          -Resignation
          -President’s statement on school desegregation, March 24, 1970
          -Ehrlichman's staff

     Secretary Richardson
          -Henry A. Kissinger
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          -William P. Rogers
          -Possible appointment
                -State Department

An unknown woman entered at an unknown time after 5:49 pm.

     Rose Mary Woods
          -Location                                            Conv. No. 504-15 (cont.)

The unknown woman left at an unknown time before 5:51 pm.

Haldeman entered at 5:51 pm.

     President's schedule
          -Domestic Council
          -JCS
                 -Breakfast
          -Boy Scouts
          -Somoza

     Drugs
          -Armed Services addiction problem
              -President’s forthcoming meeting
                    -Laird
                    -Kissinger
                    -Ingersoll
                    -Laird
                    -Packard
                    -John N. Mitchell
                    -Krogh

     Harrison A. Williams, Jr.
          -Cop-killers
          -Jail
          -Cops

     Hoover
         -Criticism

     Black Panthers
          -Guilt
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Kissinger entered at 5:56 pm.

     Anatoliy F. Dobrynin

     Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR]
         -Internal policies
               -State Department
               -Treatment of Jews in the USSR                       Conv. No. 504-15 (cont.)
               -Statement regarding the USSR
                     -White House
               -Kissinger's religion
               -Treatment of Blacks in the US
               -Max M. Fisher

     Drugs in Vietnam
         -Forthcoming meeting, June 3, 1971
         -Arthur T. Downey
         -$120 million program
         -100,000 Vietnam veteran addicts
               -Krogh
               -Heroin
         -Congress
         -Drug trafficking
               -Thieu
         -Forthcoming meeting of President, JCS, Service Secretaries, Laird and Packard
         -Army
               -Volunteers
         -Cost of heroin in Vietnam compared to cost in US
               -Crime
         -Ehrlichman
         -Kissinger
         -Jaffe
         -White House Special Action Group
               -HEW
               -Defense Department
               -State Department
         -Finch and Donald H. Rumsfeld report
         -Drugs in Armed Forces in Europe
         -Civilian drug use
               -Hippies
         -Foreign policy considerations
               -Foreign service
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      -Turkey
-Importance as an issue
-U. Alexis Johnson
-Rogers
-John N. Irwin, II
-Attitude in the State Department
      -Status quo
-Johnson's attendance at upcoming meeting           Conv. No. 504-15 (cont.)
-Ehrlichman
-Drug trafficking
-State Department's efforts
      -Turkey
      -Thailand
      -Bunker
      -Americans in Europe
      -Finch and Rumsfeld report
-Separate meeting
-Forthcoming meeting
-JCS
-Armed Service Secretaries
-Stanley R. Resor
-Robert F. Froehlke
-Resor's statement
-Laird
-Froehlke
-Press
-John H. Chafee
-Robert C. Seamans, Jr.
-Armed Services Secretaries
-Veterans Administration
      -Donald E. Johnson
-Leaks
      -Classified information
      -New York Times
            -Intelligence
      -Jack N. Anderson's column
            -Sources
      -Richard M. Helms
      -Defense Department
      -Arms Control and Disarmament Agency [ACDA]
      -Helms
-Leaks
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              -Missiles


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 20
[Personal returnable]
[Duration: 23s ]                                                    Conv. No. 504-15 (cont.)


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         -Richardson
              -Alexander M. Haig, Jr.

    Foreign Affairs
         -Rogers
         -Spiro T. Agnew's talk with Haldeman on May 26, 1971
         -Article in Washington Star
               -Agnew's meeting with South African ministers
                     -Rogers’ canceled meeting with South African minister
                     -Trade discussions
               -African bureau
                     -David P. Newsome
                     -White House Policy on Blacks
               -Agnew
               -South African Minister of Information
               -Rogers’ call to Agnew

    Panetta
         -Book
         -Firing
         -HEW
               -Brooke
               -Scott
         -Finch and Ehrlichman
         -Firing

    Charles W. Yost
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      -New summaries
      -Firing
      -State Department
      -Activities
      -Dean G. Acheson
      -Disloyalty

Leaks                                                     Conv. No. 504-15 (cont.)
     -Missile silos
     -Anti-ballistic missiles [ABM]
     -US defense build-up
     -USSR

Internal Revenue Service [IRS]
      -Memo by Roger Barth
      -IRS audit of Republicans in South Carolina
           -Don Bacon[?], Deputy Director in IRS
      -Audit of President's income taxes in 1961
           -Culpability

Wire taps
     -Robert C. Mardian
     -J. Edgar Hoover
     -Central File records
           -Mardian’s efforts
     -Robert F. Kennedy
           -National security
           -Political enemies
     -Hoover
           -Use of outsiders
     -Kissinger's phones

IRS
      -John B. Connally
           -Tax audit
           -Johnnie M. Walters
      -Barth

           -Rose Mary Woods
           -Tax lawyer

Leaks
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     -Defense Department and ACDA

Vietnam
     -Kissinger's relations with Laird
     -Laird's meeting with President
          -Helicopters in Vietnam
          -Connally
          -Importance of helicopters in Vietnam           Conv. No. 504-15 (cont.)
          -Laird's goal in Vietnam
     -Bombing in North Laos
          -Laird order
     -Adm. Thomas H. Moorer
          -Daily reports
     -Haig
     -ACDA
     -Leaks
          -Defense and ACDA
          -Philip J. Farley
          -Gerard C. Smith
          -Intelligence
                -Possible consequences of leaks
          -Staff meeting of May 27, 1971
                -John Finney
                -Intelligence
                       -Mining

Leaks
     -National security tap on John Finney
          -Hoover
          -Subpoena
          -Surveillance
     -Helms
     -Breaking the law
     -Photographs
     -Surveillance operations
          -Government
          -Private person
     -New York Times
          -Finney
     -Identity of leakers
     -Finney’s sources
     -National security
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           -Photographic equipment
     -Congress
     -Secret government clearances
           -Oath of secrecy
     -Identity of leakers
           -White House
           -State Department
           -ACDA                                          Conv. No. 504-15 (cont.)
           -Smith
           -ACDA
                 -Farley
           -Defense Department
                 -Laird’s office
                       -Moorer
                       -Robert E. Pursley
     -Need for administration action
     -1972 election
     -State Department
           -Loyalty
     -Defense Department
           -Loyalty
           -Military
           -Robert S. McNamara
     -ACDA
     -Central Intelligence Agency [CIA]

Appointments
    -CIA
          -Gen. Robert E. Cushman, Jr.
          -Lt. Gen. Vernon A. Walters
    -Military
          -Cushman
                -Possible position
                     -Commandant of the Marine Corps
                -Finch
                -Possible rank
                -Marine Corps
                -Maj. Gen James D. (“Don”) Hughes
                     -JCS
          -CIA
          -JCS
                -Moorer
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                     -Andrew J. Goodpaster
                          -Reappointment
                -Cushman
                     -Commandant
                -Goodpaster
         -CIA
                -Walters
                                                                Conv. No. 504-15 (cont.)
    Domestic wiretapping
        -Walters
        -Cushman
        -National security
        -Walters
              -Conspiracy
        -Cushman


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    Walters
         -Support for Nixon
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    INTELLIGENCE                                               Conv. No. 504-15 (cont.)


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    [First name unknown] Drummond
          -Kissinger's staff
          -Possible appointments
               -Promotions
                     -Navy Chief of Operations

    Haig
           -Possible appointment
           -Army Chief of Staff

    Army
        -Gen. William C. Westmoreland
        -JCS
             -Four year terms
        -Laird
        -Abrams
             -Laos operation
             -Bangkok
             -Health
             -Laos
             -Ability as an army officer
             -Bangkok
             -Kissinger's cables to Abrams
                   -Abrams’ replies

    Vietnam
         -World War II
         -Garrison H. Davidson
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          -Richard G. Stilwell
               -President's friendship with Stilwell
          -Davidson
          -Gen. Charles H. Bonesteel, III

The President, Ehrlichman, Haldeman, and Kissinger left at 6:38 pm.

                                                                      Conv. No. 504-15 (cont.)