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Start Date: Wednesday, June 30, 1971 2:18 PM

End Date: Wednesday, June 30, 1971 2:30 PM


Nixon, Richard M. (President)Kissinger, Henry A.White House operatorRangel, Charles B.

Recording Device: Oval Office

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 01:24:18

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 01:40:14




NARA Description:

On June 30, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, Henry A. Kissinger, White House operator, and Charles B. Rangel met in the Oval Office of the White House from 10:18 am to 10:30 am. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 532-011 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 532-11

Date: June 30, 1971
Time: 10:18 am - 10:30 am
Location: Oval Office

The President met with Henry A. Kissinger.

     Senate amendment on Vietnam
          -Kissinger calls to John C. Stennis
               -F. Edward Hébert
               -Administration position on Michael J. Mansfield amendment
               -Congressional responsibility
               -Benefits for support

     Berlin negotiations
          -D. Kenneth Rush's role

     US and People’s Republic of China [PRC] relations
          -Preparation of talking papers
               National Security Council [NSC]


                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/08)

          -Kissinger’s conversation with H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman
          -Kissinger's trip to PRC
               -Need for President's information

[The President talked with the White House operator at 10:19 am]

[Conversation No. 532-11A]

[The President talked with Charles B. Rangel between 10:19am and 10:25 am]

[Conversation No. 532-11A]

[See Conversation No. 6-48]

[End of telephone conversation]

     Congressional support for President
         -Black Caucus

     President's demeanor
          -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin
          -Theodore (“Teddy”) Roosevelt
          -Alice Roosevelt Longworth
                 -Stewart J.O. and Joseph W. Alsop
                 -Impression of the President
                 -Wedding impact
                 -Lyndon B. Johnson
          -Cabinet remarks, June 29th
          -Need for discipline

     Administration policy
         -Domestic and foreign
               -Prospects for economy
                     -Market fluctuations
                     -Psychological implications
                     -Effects of "Eastern schools"

                            NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                       Tape Subject Log
                                         (rev. 10/08)

                      -National Commission on Productivity
                           -George Meany
                           -Leonard Woodcock
                           -I[lworth] W[ilbur] Abel
                           -Competition in stabilized world
                                 -Soviet Union
                                 -Western Europe                   Conv. No. 532-11 (cont.)
                           -Problems of defeatism and negativism
                           -Effect of fear
                                 -Supersonic Transport [SST]
                                 -Nuclear power
                      -Opponents’ objective

     President's schedule

          -Robert J. Dole
          -Domestic and foreign
               -Comments at June 29 dinner
                     -President's focus on domestic problems
               -Attack on administration
                     -Pentagon Papers
          -Henry Brandon and Kissinger contact
               -Senate demeanor
                     -Mansfield amendment
          -W. Averell Harriman's visit to Kissinger
          -Le Duc Tho's Paris appearance

     Kissinger statements
          -Copies to President

President and Kissinger left at 10:30 am.

                            NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/08)