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Start Date: 15-Feb-1972 9:12 AM

End Date: 15-Feb-1972 12:47 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob")[Unknown person(s)]Woods, Rose MaryZiegler, Ronald L.Eisenhower, Julie NixonChapin, Dwight L.White House operatorCox, Tricia NixonKissinger, Henry A.Butterfield, Alexander P.Haig, Alexander M., Jr.

Recording Device: Oval Office

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 00:07:22

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 03:40:53

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NARA Description:

On February 15, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon, H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, unknown person(s), Rose Mary Woods, Ronald L. Ziegler, Julie Nixon Eisenhower, Dwight L. Chapin, White House operator, Tricia Nixon Cox, Henry A. Kissinger, Alexander P. Butterfield, and Alexander M. Haig, Jr. met in the Oval Office of the White House from 9:12 am to 12:47 pm. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 672-002 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 672-2

Date: February 15, 1972
Time: 9:12 am - 12:47 pm
Location: Oval Office

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

     The President’s schedule
          -Valentine’s Day
               -Constance M. (“Connie”) Stuart’s office
          -Departure time

     People’s Republic of China [PRC] trip
          -American Broadcasting Company [ABC]
               -Documentary [Mrs. Nixon’s China]
                     -John A. Scali
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                                                              Conv. No. 672-2 (cont.)


                  -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon’s visit to PRC
            -Timing
            -Avram R. (“Av”) Westin
                  -Drug documentary
            -Crew
            -Exclusivity with ABC
                  -Possible problems
-Three networks
      -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon
            -Speech
            -Documentaries
                  -Possible narration from Mrs. Nixon
                  -Script
-Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS]
      -ABC
            -Commitment
-Life magazine
      -Similarities and differences
-White House coverage
      -Previous contract
            -US Navy unit
            -Experience
      -Cameramen
      -Soundmen and lightmen
      -Film availability
      -Nixon Reelection Committee
      -Democratic National Committee [DNC]
      -Three networks
            -“Behind the scenes”
      -Oliver F. (“Ollie”) Atkins’s pictures
            -Similarities
      -Flight from Hawaii to Guam
            -Air Force One
            -William P. Rogers
            -Henry A. Kissinger
                  -Photograph opportunities
                        -Availability of White House film
                        -Possible Nixon photograph archives
      -Instructions for Scali
            -ABC
                  -Commitment
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                                  Tape Subject Log
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     -Network coverage
          -Instructions for Scali
                -ABC
                      -Commitment
                      -Crews
          -White House documentary unit
          -Previous occasion
          -Exclusives
                -Mrs. Nixon
                -President’s appearance
                      -Great Wall of China
                -Mrs. Nixon
                      -Nursery at commune
     -Documentary unit
          -Atkins

President’s schedule
     -Leadership meeting
     -Camp David
     -Report to the nation
     -Cabinet meeting
     -Key Biscayne
     -Travels
           -Kissinger
           -Dwight L. Chapin
           -President’s health
                 -Trip
                       -Possible fatigue
                 -Press conference
                 -Haldeman’s view
     -Report to nation
     -Bipartisan leaders
           -Possible rescheduling
                 -Press questions
           -Taiwan, Republic of China
     -Mrs. Nixon’s trip
           -West Coast
                 -Ronald W. Reagan
     -Key Biscayne
           -Amount of time
           -Cabinet
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                            Tape Subject Log
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                                                          Conv. No. 672-2 (cont.)


     -Staff
     -Busing
     -Economics
     -Pay Board
     -Price Board
-The President’s 1969 world trip
     -San Clemente
-Report to the nation
     -President’s reluctance
-PRC trip
     -Communiqué
     -Arrival time
            -Television coverage
                  -Request for change
                  -Live coverage
            -California
            -Arrival statement
            -Coverage
                  -Live
            -Mrs. Nixon
                  -Africa trip
                        -Coverage
                              -Live
            -Shanghai
                  -Departure time
                        -Length of stay
                              -Dinner and cultural show
            -Anchorage
            -Shanghai
            -Washington
                  -Television coverage
                  -Length of plane ride
            -Anchorage
                  -[Emperor of Japan] Hirohito meeting
            -Anchorage
                  -The President’s quarters
                        -Length of stay
                        -Timing
            -Washington
                  -Number of hours
            -Shanghai
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                                     Tape Subject Log
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                                                                       Conv. No. 672-2 (cont.)


               -Report to the nation
                     -President’s possible remarks
                     -Peace
                           -Issues
                                 -Japan
                                      -Kissinger
                                      -Haldeman’s options for the President
               -Flight
               -California
                     -Arrival ceremony
               -Washington, DC
                     -Public perception
                           -Back to work
               -Congress
                     -Jefferson Day
                           -Speeches
               -San Clemente
               -Florida
                     -Length of stay
                     -California in February
               -National television
                     -Diplomatic corps
                     -Congress
               -Arrival
                     -Los Angeles International Airport
                     -Time
                     -News coverage
                     -Report to the nation
                     -Press conference
               -President’s appearance
                     -Importance
                     -Airport setting
               -News coverage
               -Press conference
               -Kissinger
               -Primary season
               -Return
                     -Anchorage
                     -Los Angeles

An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 9:12 am.
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                                     Tape Subject Log
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     Julie Nixon Eisenhower
           -Arrival

The unknown person left at an unknown time before 9:52 am.

     President’s schedule
          -Hawaii
          -Los Angeles
                -Advantages
          -Washington

An unknown woman entered at an unknown time after 9:12 am.

     Julie Nixon Eisenhower
           -Arrival from Amherst
           -Call to the President

The unknown woman left at an unknown time before 9:52 am.

     President’s forthcoming trip to PRC
          -Secretaries
                -Unknown person
                -Rose Mary Woods
                -Nellie L. Yates
                      -Knowledge
                      -Woods
                      -Unknown person
                      -Mrs. Nixon
                           -Yates
                           -Woods
                -Kissinger’s secretaries
                      -Number
                -Rogers
                      -Maggie C. Runkel


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                                    Tape Subject Log
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                                                               Conv. No. 672-2 (cont.)


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               -Typing
               -Filing
               -Letters
          -Valets


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     Andre Malraux dinner, February 14, 1972
         -Leonard Garment
              -Presence
              -Malraux
              -Seating
              -Howard K. Smith
              -Talks with Malraux
                    -French language
              -Maquis, Gaullists
                    -French language
                    -World War II

     PRC trip
         -Press
              -Selection process
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                                     Tape Subject Log
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                                                                      Conv. No. 672-2 (cont.)


                     -Smith
                          -Trip to Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR]
          -PRC
          -Presidential visits
                -PRC
                -Moscow
                -Peking
          -Changes in schedule
          -San Clemente
          -Itinerary
                -Shanghai
                     -Length of stay
                     -Chinese
                     -Dinner
                     -Cultural show
                            -PRC pride
                     -Freedom of action
                            -Possible activities
                -Anchorage
                     -Departure
                     -Coverage
                            -Crowds at the airport
                     -Time change
                     -Arrival
                -Anchorage to New York
                -Arrival
                     -Live coverage
                            -Television news
                            -Possible scenario
                            -Possible comments from the President
                -Washington, DC
                     -Arrival time
                            -Television coverage
                                  -Women
                     -Comparisons to State of the Union speech
                            -Letters
                            -Reruns
                     -Viewers
                            -Number

Woods entered at 9:52 am.
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                                      Tape Subject Log
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                                                                        Conv. No. 672-2 (cont.)



     Letters
           -Printing type
                 -Approval from the President

Woods left at 9:53 am.

     PRC trip
         -Shanghai to Washington
              -Direct trip
                    -Decision
                           -Time on plane
                                -Difficulties
                           -Anchorage
                                -Stop
                                -Arrival
                                      -Coverage
                                            -Live
                                                    -Possible problem
                                      -News
                                          -President’s remarks

     Ronald L. Ziegler
         -Instruction to Haldeman to request for meeting
         -Talk with Scali

An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 9:53 am.

     Request for Ziegler to come to the Oval Office

The unknown person left at an unknown time before 9:55 am.

     Scali
             -ABC

     Malraux dinner
          -Smith
          -White House dinners
          -Scali
                -Dinner after July 15, 1971 announcement of PRC trip
                     -Perino’s
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                                       Tape Subject Log
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                                                                     Conv. No. 672-2 (cont.)



Ziegler entered at 9:55 am.

           -Newspapers
               -Coverage

     News coverage
         -PRC
              -Trade
                   -Liberalized restrictions
         -Busing
         -Malraux visit

     Malraux dinner
          -Garment
          -Smith
                -Talk with Malraux
                      -French language
          -Scali
          -Malraux
          -Reaction
          -Notes for file
          -Malraux’s comments
                -Edward M. Kennedy’s claim
                -Forthcoming press conference
                -Kissinger’s talk with Haldeman
          -Malraux
                -John F. Kennedy
                      -Dedication of Anti-Memoirs
                           -Robert F. Kennedy
                           -Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis
                -Outlook
                -Press conference
                      -Timing
                -Visit to Kennedy gravesite
          -Malraux’s comments
                -US economic aid to the PRC
                      -Possibility of question
                      -Financial assistance
          -Malraux
                -Press conference
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                               Tape Subject Log
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                                                               Conv. No. 672-2 (cont.)


               -Bangladesh
               -PRC
               -Bangladesh

PRC trip
    -Arrival
    -Return
         -Time
               -State of the Union speech
               -Written story
               -Radio
               -Viewers
                     -Number
    -Television
         -Report to the nation
               -Communiqué
         -Networks
               -US public reaction and interest
                     -Taiwan
                     -Japan
                     -Trade
                     -Cultural exchange
         -News
               -Leadership meeting
    -Return
         -Statement
         -Welcome
               -Live coverage
                     -Arrival time at Andrews Air Force Base [AFB]
                     -Diplomatic corps
                     -Length of television coverage
         -Kissinger
         -European trip, 1969
               -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew
                     -Fall
               -World trip, 1969
    -Arrival
         -Coverage
               -Live
    -Anchorage from PRC
         -Departure time
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                           Tape Subject Log
                             (rev. 10/06)
                                                             Conv. No. 672-2 (cont.)


      -Statement
-Shanghai
      -Live coverage
-Anchorage
      -“Mystique”
      -Closed arrival
            -Time
            -Haldeman’s plan
                  -Debated by Ziegler
-Shanghai
      -Departure time
-Hawaii
      -Airplane trip
            -Disadvantages
            -Television appearance
                  -Rest for the President
-President’s previous experience on airplane, 1966 or 1967
      -Coach
            -New York
            -Boston
            -Washington
-Press corps
-Alaska
      -Refueling stop
      -Walter J. Hickel
      -Prime time coverage
            -Press
      -Rest
      -Remarks
-Live coverage of arrival
      -Anchorage
            -Rest for the President
-News shows
-Television audience
      -Number
-Hong Kong
-Shanghai
      -Attractions
-Anchorage
      -Refueling stop
      -Departure
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                                     Tape Subject Log
                                       (rev. 10/06)
                                                                      Conv. No. 672-2 (cont.)


                -[William A. Egan]
                -Rest and sleep
                      -Hours
                -Press
                -Time
                -Chapin
                      -Upcoming conversation with Haldeman
                      -Shanghai
                      -Schedule
                            -Request for meeting
                -Arrival
                -President’s request
                      -Potential problems
                -Body clock
                      -The President’s previous stops
                            -Asia to Washington, DC
                            -New York and Tokyo
                      -Rest
                      -International dateline
          -California
          -Hawaii
          -Anchorage
                -The President’s previous stops

     Julie Nixon Eisenhower

[Julie Nixon Eisenhower talked with the President between 10:20 am and 10:21 am.]

[Conversation No. 672-2B]

[See Conversation No. 20-95; one item has been withdrawn from the conversation]

[End of telephone conversation]

     Julie Nixon Eisenhower
           -Schedule
                 -Soil conservation ladies
           -Miami Herald
                 -Picture
           -Tricia Nixon Cox
                 -Compared to Julie Nixon Eisenhower
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                                     Tape Subject Log
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                                                               Conv. No. 672-2 (cont.)



     PRC trip
         -Report to the nation
         -Communiqué
         -President’s arrival
         -Publicity hiatus
               -Media
         -Television specials
         -Preparation
               -Alaska
               -Shanghai
               -Rest
         -Arrival time

Chapin entered at 10:24 am.

          -Return
          -Andrews AFB
               -Arrival
               -Report to the nation
                    -Time
                    -Haldeman’s plan
          -Shanghai
          -Anchorage
               -Elmendorf AFB
          -Washington
               -Arrival time
               -Press
          -Shanghai
               -Communiqué
                    -Proposed time
                           -Arrival time
          -Peking
               -Kissinger
               -Communiqué
                    -Hangchow
                    -Shanghai
                    -Chou En-lai
                           -Final meeting
                    -Taiwan
          -Disembarkment
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                                                     Conv. No. 672-2 (cont.)


     -Rest
            -Elmendorf AFB
-Andrews AF
      -Arrival time
            -State of the Union speech
                  -Television
-Flight time
-Hawaii
-Wake Island
-Anchorage
-Shanghai
-Anchorage
-Communiqué
      -Shanghai
            -Time
            -Chou En-lai
                  -Possible event
            -Sightseeing
            -Industrial exhibition
            -Mrs. Nixon
                  -Children’s Palace
-Arrival time
      -Washington, DC
            -Press
-Communiqué
      -Press corps
-Communiqué
-Chou En-lai
-Anchorage
-Chou En-lai
      -Meeting
            -Time
            -Delay
-Children’s Palace
      -Mrs. Nixon
-Communiqué
      -Chou En-lai
            -Meeting
                  -Time
-Press
-Departure time
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                                                    Conv. No. 672-2 (cont.)


     -Shanghai
     -Elmendorf AFB
     -Shanghai
           -Dinner
     -Reasoning
-Alaska
     -Elmendorf AFB
           -Rest and relaxation
                 -Disembarkment
     -Japanese
     -Elmendorf AFB
           -Possible closure
                 -General [Robert G. Ruegg]
                 -Townspeople
                 -Wires
                 -Kissinger
                 -Press secretary
-Shanghai
     -Chapin’s view
           -Rest
                 -Television
           -Ziegler
           -Gen. Alexander M. Haig, Jr.
           -Kissinger
-Japan
-Reugg
-Radio
-Television
     -News
     -Prime time
-Shanghai
     -Departure
     -Sightseeing
           -Possible plan
     -Peking
     -Ch’ang Ch’un
     -Singapore
     -Jakarta
     -Chou En-lai
           -Sunday meeting
           -Monday meeting
                                            17

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                                     Tape Subject Log
                                       (rev. 10/06)
                                                                        Conv. No. 672-2 (cont.)


                          -Kissinger
                                -Advantages for changing meeting time
               -Communiqué
                    -Timing
               -News magazines
               -Chou En-lai’s work schedule
                    -Sunday meeting
                    -Monday meeting
               -Communiqué
                    -Prime time
                          -Television coverage
                                -Walter L. Cronkite, Jr.
                    -Timing of release
                          -Chou En-lai
                          -Television
          -Mao Tse-tung
               -Television
          -Shanghai
               -Television
                    -Status of ground station
          -Peking
          -Networks
               -Shanghai capability
                    -Technical equipment

[The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 10:30 am and
10:45 am.]

[Conversation No. 672-2C]

[See Conversation No. 20-96]

     Announcement
         -Attorney General [John N. Mitchell]

     Appointments
         -Richard G. Kleindienst
              -Meeting with the President
                   -John D. Ehrlichman
                   -Announcement
                   -Timing
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                                      Tape Subject Log
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                                                                      Conv. No. 672-2 (cont.)



[The President talked with Tricia Nixon Cox between 10:45 am and 10:47 am.]

[Conversation No. 672-2D]

[See Conversation No. 20-97; one item has been withdrawn from the conversation]


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     PRC trip
         -Kissinger
         -Return
         -Prime time coverage
         -Andrews AFB
         -Shanghai
              -Departure time
                    -Refueling
                    -Communiqué
                    -Announcement

Chapin left at 10:52 am.

           -Anchorage
               -Rest

     The President’s schedule
          -Leaders meeting
               -Timing
                      -Technical aspects
                                            19

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                                     Tape Subject Log
                                       (rev. 10/06)
                                                                 Conv. No. 672-2 (cont.)


     PRC trip
         -White House
              -Cabinet Room
              -Andrews AFB
              -South grounds
                   -Network coverage
                         -Time
         -Leaders meeting

     Announcement
         -The President’s correspondence with Mitchell
              -Release
                    -Woods
                    -Handwritten letter
                    -Timing
         -Kleindienst
              -Possible meeting with the President
                    -Nomination

Ziegler left at 10:53 am.

                            -Low key approach

     PRC trip
         -Arrival
         -Live coverage
              -Statement
         -Anchorage
         -Administration critics
              -Democrats
              -Media
              -Communiqué
              -Gravity of trip

     George H. Gallup poll
         -Haldeman’s report
               -Donald H. Rumsfeld
         -Release
               -Timing
                    -PRC trip
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Kissinger entered at 10:55 am.

     Vietnam
          -North Vietnamese
               -Message
                    -Tone
               -Kissinger’s message of January 26, 1972
                    -Record
               -November 19, 1971 message
                    -US

     PRC
           -Arrival

The President left at an unknown time after 10:55 am.

                -Washington, DC
                -Report
                -Television
           -Shanghai
                -Kissinger’s view

The President entered at an unknown time before 11:10 am.

           -Arrival
                -Rest
           -Chinese
                -Television
                -Activities
                      -Difficulties in scheduling
                      -Anchorage
                -President’s view
                      -Departure schedule
                      -Advance party
           -Anchorage
                -Television
                      -Ziegler
                      -Possible arrival schedule
           -Washington, DC
                -Arrival time
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Haldeman talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 10:55 am and 11:10 am.

[Conversation No. 672-2E]

     The President’s schedule
          -Instructions for Chapin

[End of telephone conversation]

     PRC trip
         -Report
         -Leaders meeting
         -Television coverage
         -Communiqué
         -Arrival
              -Washington, DC
                    -President’s speech on television
                    -Preparation
                          -Mental and physical
                          -Public opinion
                    -President’s speech
                          -Possible reaction
         -Shanghai
              -Activities
         -Ziegler
         -Anchorage
         -Departure time
         -Washington, DC
              -Statement
         -Anchorage
              -President’s possible comments
                    -Arrival and departure
                          -Refueling
                          -Elmendorf AFB
                    -News
                          -Arrival build-up
         -Press conference
              -Timing
              -Florida
              -Domestic issues
              -Connally
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                 -Texas
                      -Houston
                      -Upcoming talk at San Angelo College
     -Report to the nation
          -Communiqué
     -Leaders meeting
          -Importance stressed
          -Report to the nation

The President’s schedule
     -Florida
     -White House
     -Bipartisan leaders meeting
     -Cabinet meeting
     -National Security Council [NSC] meeting
           -South Asia
     -George Meany breakfast

Vietnam
     -Meany
          -News summaries
          -Charles W. Colson
                -Talk with the President
          -Criticism of Democrats
                -Votes
                -Edmund S. Muskie
                      -Possible impact
                -Haldeman’s statement
                      -Agnew
     -Kissinger’s talk with Haldeman

Vietnam negotiations
     -Le Duc Tho
          -Paris
                -Return
                     -Timing
                          -PRC trip
                              -Public perception

PRC trip
    -Press inquiries
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                                      Tape Subject Log
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                                                                 Conv. No. 672-2 (cont.)


                -Kissinger
                      -David Kraslow
                -State Department
                      -Previous conversation with Kissinger
                      -Warsaw meeting
                           -Emissary
                                 -Tad Szulc
           -Recent story
                -Marshall Green
                -Alfred Le Sesne Jenkins

Ziegler entered at 11:10 am.

     The President’s schedule
          -Possible statement

Ziegler left at 11:11 am.

     Vietnam negotiations
          -Warsaw meeting
               -Set-up
                     -Channel
                           -Agha Muhommad Yahya Khan
               -Emissary
                     -Cambodia
               -Le Duc Tho
                     -Location
                           -PRC
                                 -Kraslow’s inquiry
                                 -Kissinger’s view
                                       -Chinese business
                                 -The President’s trip
                                       -Credit
                                             -Communiqué
                     -Paris
                     -Private talks in Paris
                           -US comments
                                 -Possible proposals
                                 -Kissinger
                                 -Ziegler
                                 -Rogers
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                                                                  Conv. No. 672-2 (cont.)


                                  -Agnew

     PRC trip
         -Agnews welcome
              -Arrival ceremony
              -Possible comments
                     -Taiwan
                     -Duration
                     -Substance
                     -President’s remarks
         -Communiqué
         -Television
         -Ziegler’s responsibility
              -Nation
                     -Report
                           -Communiqué
                                -Speech
                           -Leaders meeting

     Polls
             -Colson
                  -Talk with the President
                  -Retail sales figures
                  -Albert E. Sindlinger
                  -Louis P. Harris
             -[George H. Gallup]
                  -Timing
                       -PRC trip
                       -Newspapers

Haldeman left at 11:20 pm.

     Malraux
          -The President’s talk with Haldeman
          -Press conference
                -Timing
                      -PRC trip
          -Invitation
          -Mao Tse-tung
                -Relationship with Malraux
          -News
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          -Picture in the New York Times
          -Charles Lucet
                -Paris newspapers
     -Reputation in France
          -Youth
          -Lucet’s monographs
          -Spanish Civil War, Marquis

Vietnam negotiations
     -Message from US
          -Publication of record
          -Secret negotiations
                -January 26, 1972
                -Summation of proposals
          -The President’s peace proposal speech, January 25, 1972
          -Kissinger
                -Paris
          -Le Duc Tho
                -Paris
     -Reply
          -North Vietnamese
                -Proposals
                      -Publication
          -January 26, 1972
                -Forthcoming meeting
                      -Kissinger
                      -Le Duc Tho
                      -Xuan Thuy
                      -Timing
                           -March 15, 1972
                           -Lunch
                           -Lt. Gen. Vernon A. Walters
                           -Date in question
                                 -Potential pitfalls
     -Muskie
     -Breakdown
     -US opposition to war
          -Information
     -Meetings
          -Possible number
     -Le Duc Tho
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                                                               Conv. No. 672-2 (cont.)


          -Paris
                -Democrats
                    -Possible effect on the North Vietnamese

Moscow Summit
    -Compared to PRC trip
         -As historic and political events
    -Communiqué
    -Scale of importance
         -Potsdam
         -Yalta
         -Impact on US-Soviet relations

PRC trip
    -Significance
    -Malraux’s statement
    -Barbara Walters
    -Theodore H. (“Teddy”) White
         -Call to Kissinger
               -White’s comments
    -Chinese leaders
         -Differences
         -Calvinists
               -Comparisons
         -Compared to Soviet leaders
         -Cultural Revolution
               -Tactics
                     -Record of principle
         -Chou En-lai
               -US response
                     -Toughness
         -Leonid I. Brezhnev
               -US response
         -Chou En-lai
               -Conciliatory tone
         -US response and point of view
         -Peace
         -Justice
               -PRC objective
                     -Malraux’s thesis on economics aid
         -PRC thinking
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                                                                Conv. No. 672-2 (cont.)


          -Soviets
          -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR]-PRC relations
               -US interests
               -President’s previous conversation with Nicolae Ceausescu
                     -Communists
          -Soviets
               -Bureaucratic outlook
                     -Differences with PRC
          -Kissinger’s view
          -USSR-PRC relations
               -British in 19th Century
               -US relations with PRC

USSR
    -Export licenses
         -Announcement
               -Timing
               -Amount

PRC trip
    -Opening statements
          -Kissinger
                -Staff
    -Mao Tse-tung and Chou En-lai
          -Preparation of book
    -Communiqué
    -Alexander P. Butterfield
    -Memoranda of conversations [Memcons]
          -President’ marked originals
    -Position papers
          -Butterfield
                -Locating the President’s marked originals
    -Memcons
          -Camp David
          -Kissinger delivery
                -Timing
                      -President’s request
    -Communiqué
          -Technical book
    -Mao Tse-tung
    -Chou En-lai
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                                                           Conv. No. 672-2 (cont.)


     -Chinese-Soviets
          -Differences
                -Comparisons to Hanna Milhous Nixon
     -Chinese
          -US principles compared to PRC principles
                -Differences discussed
                      -State Department
     -Speech
     -Plenary session
          -Chou En-lai
                -Statement

Vietnam
     -Malraux, Lucet
           -Europeans’ view
     -President’s achievement
     -Congress
     -Demonstrations
           -Timing
                 -PRC trip
           -Le Duc Tho
                 -Paris
     -Congress
     -Moscow
           -Timing
                 -Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT]
     -Meetings
           -Proposed dates
     -Demonstrators
           -Congress
     -Possible attack
           -Timing
                 -Residual forces
                 -Bombing
           -Settlement
                 -Progress
     -1972 campaign
           -Polls
                 -Percentage
                       -Compared to Lyndon B. Johnson
     -Public opinion
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                                                             Conv. No. 672-2 (cont.)



PRC trip
    -James L. Buckley
         -Taiwan
    -Communiqué
         -Interpretation
    -Green
    -Taiwan
         -Public relations
               -Administration plan
    -Communiqué
         -Kissinger’s view
    -Press
         -Reaction
    -Communiqué
         -Positive tone
         -Japan
         -South Korea
         -Taiwan
               -Mao Tse-tung
               -Chou En-lai
         -The President’s involvement
    -Plenary session
         -Kissinger’s forthcoming meeting with Chou En-lai
    -Taiwan recognition
         -PRC emissary
    -US emissaries
         -Peking
         -Chinese history
         -Press
         -Soviets
               -Active contact
         -Indians
         -PRC option
               -Soviets

US relations
     -With the USSR
     -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin
           -Upcoming meeting with Kissinger
           -Middle East
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                                                                 Conv. No. 672-2 (cont.)


                -Earl L. Butz
                -Peter G. Peterson
                      -Negotiations
                           -Progress
                           -Summit
                                 -Most favored nation [MFN] status
                                     -Maurice H. Stans
                                           -Peterson
                                           -Butz

PRC
      -Relations with USSR
           -Nikita S. Khrushchev
                 -Speech, 1959
                      -Visit to PRC
                      -Tone

PRC trip
    -Peace
          -US emphasis
          -Toast
    -Justice
          -Communiqué
               -Peking
                     -Hangchow
                     -Shanghai
               -Agreement
               -President’s concern
                     -Kissinger’s location
               -Timing
                     -Release
                          -Departure from Shanghai
               -Television
                     -Newspaper story
               -Taiwan
                     -Press
                          -Administration response
                                -Possible reaction
                     -Draft
                          -Haig
                                -Acceptance
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                                                                     Conv. No. 672-2 (cont.)


                     -Chou En-lai
                     -The President’s relations with world leaders
                           -Mao Tse-tung
                           -Gen. Charles A.J.M. De Gaulle, 1963
                           -Konrad Adenauer
                                -Impressions
           -Chou En-lai
                -Talk with Kissinger
                     -The President and Mao Tse-tung
           -Malraux
                -Mao Tse-tung
                     -Photographers
           -Mao Tse-tung
                -Expression of views
                     -Tone
                -Conversation with Haile Selassie
                     -The President

Butterfield entered at an unknown time after 11:20 am.

     Memcons
        -President’s instructions
              -Kissinger
                    -Marked copies
              -Files
              -PRC
              -The President
                    -Marking
              -Book

Butterfield left at an unknown time before 12:17 pm.

     PRC
           -Background book
                -State Department
                      -Positions
                      -Legal background
                            -Korea
                      -Exchanges

     Dwight D. Eisenhower trip
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                                                          Conv. No. 672-2 (cont.)


     -John Foster Dulles
          -Secretary of State
                -Attendance
          -Trips with the President
                -Rogers
                     -Attendance on PRC trip
                     -Kissinger’s view

Foreign policy
     -British Prime Minister
           -Compared to the President
           -Foreign Minister
           -Cabinet
     -Cabinet
           -US system
           -Second term
                 -Trips
                       -Attendance of Cabinet officers
           -First term
           -Problems
                 -Trips
                       -Franklin D. Roosevelt
                            -Cordell Hull
                                  -Yalta
                                  -Cairo
                       -Eisenhower
                            -Dulles
                                  -Attendance
                       -John F. Kennedy
                            -Dean Rusk
                                  -Attendance

Malraux meeting
     -Translator
          -Woman [Sophia K. Porson]
     -Conversation
          -The President’s performance
                 -Kissinger’s view
     -Dinner
          -Evening translator [Alec Toumayan]
                 -Verbatim recollection
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                                                                 Conv. No. 672-2 (cont.)


     -De Gaulle
          -Understanding De Gaulle’s statement

PRC trip
    -President’s return
          -Report to the nation
               -Statement
                      -Exchange of pleasantries during travels
    -State Department
          -Communiqué
          -Foreign policy
               -The President’s dominance
               -Szulc
          -Secretary of State
               -Appointment
                      -De Gaulle
                            -Statement
                                  -“Loyalty to the President”
          -Credit for foreign policy
               -Connally
    -Green
          -Excitement over PRC trip

The President’s record
     -Kissinger’s view
          -Cabinet
          -Country
          -Congress
          -Press
     -PRC
     -USSR
          -The President’s progress
     -Western Alliance
     -Japan
          -Status

Soviet trip
     -Return
            -Brussels
            -Iran
                  -Reception for the President
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                                                                     Conv. No. 672-2 (cont.)


               -USSR
                     -Kiev
                           -Tehran
               -North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO] security conference
                     -Timing
                     -The President’s talk with Haldeman
                     -Possible report by the President
               -Report to the nation
                     -Technical agreements
                           -Explanation
                     -Prime time
               -Kiev
                     -Iran
               -Tbilisi, Georgia
                     -Israel
                     -Jordan

     Malraux
          -Meeting with the President
                -Spanish ambassador [Jaime Arguelles]
          -Picture

     Soviet trip
          -Kiev, Ukraine
          -Samarkand
          -Tehran
                 -Possible schedule
          -Europe
                 -Possible extension of trip
          -Iran
                 -Tehran
                 -[Shah of Iran] Mohammed Reza Pahlavi
                      -Reception
          -NATO meeting

Haldeman entered at an unknown time after 11:20 am.

          -NATO meeting
               -State Department
          -Tehran
          -Dobrynin
                                 35

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                            (rev. 10/06)
                                                      Conv. No. 672-2 (cont.)


     -Upcoming meeting with Kissinger
           -Kiev
-NATO meeting
-Tehran
-NATO meeting
     -Report
     -Rogers
           -Possible role
-Green
     -PRC trip
-The President’ previous meetings with NATO leaders
-NATO meeting
     -Symbolism
     -Report
           -Brussels
     -Timing
     -Rogers
-Length of visit
     -Moscow
     -Rogers
           -Dobrynin
           -Itinerary
                 -Announcement
                 -Departure time
-NATO meeting
     -Timing
-Tehran
     -Shah of Iran
           -Cable
                 -Presidential visit
                       -Possible location
           -Reception
     -Election
-NATO meeting
     -Symbolism
           -Kissinger’s concern
     -Briefing
           -Congress
-Shah of Iran
-Brussels
-Rogers
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                                  (rev. 10/06)
                                                                Conv. No. 672-2 (cont.)


          -Instructions for Haldeman
                -Dobrynin
                      -Call to Kissinger
                            -Planning purposes
          -Schedule
                -Haldeman
                      -White House
                      -State Department
          -Shah of Iran
                -Election
                      -Visit after re-election
                -Commitment

The President’s schedule
     -Possible re-election
           -Travel
           -Cabinet reorganization
                 -Timing
                       -State Department
                             -Secretary
                                  -Possible changes
                 -Defense Department
     -NATO meeting
           -Rogers
                 -Attendance
                       -Reason
           -Shah of Iran
           -The President
                 -Kissinger’s view
     -Iran
           -Press speculation
                 -President’s commitments
                       -1972
     -USSR trip
           -Return flight
           -Ireland
                 -Rest
                 -The President’s recent meeting with Buckley
                       -Calls
           -Time difference
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                                        (rev. 10/06)
                                                                  Conv. No. 672-2 (cont.)


Haig entered at 12:17 pm.

                   -Tehran

     Malraux dinner
          -Malraux
               -Haig’s view

     USSR trip
         -Return
               -Length of flight
                    -Tehran
                    -Refueling stop

Haig left at 12:19 pm.

     Greece
          -Home porting issue
              -Defense Department
                    -Naval Base
                          -Press guidance
                               -State Department
                               -Administrative action
                          -Personnel

     Soviet trip
          -Iran
                -Length of stay
           -Return
                -Washington, DC
           -Moscow
                -Historical significance
                      -Prime time coverage
           -Teheran
                -Length of flight
                      -Rome
                      -Islamabad
           -Europe
                -Ireland
                      -Shannon
                      -John A. (“Jack”) Mulcahy
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                                                                   Conv. No. 672-2 (cont.)


                      -Timing
                           -Possible length of stay
           -Moscow
           -Ireland
                 -Mulcahy
                 -Prime Minister [John M. (“Jack”) Lynch]
                      -Possible meeting
                           -Greetings upon arrival
                           -Richard A. Moore
           -Moscow
                 -Arrival
                      -Prime time coverage
                           -Time difference
                           -News coverage
                                 -Possible scenarios
                                       -Arrival

Kissinger left at 12:24 pm.

     PRC

     USSR

     European trip, 1969
          -Press coverage
               -Haldeman’s view

     Soviet trip
          -Coverage
                 -Timing
                      -Women

     Dinners
          -Arthur F. Burns
                -Connally
          -President’s request

     White House social events
          -Connally
               -Politics
          -Burns
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                                         (rev. 10/06)
                                                                   Conv. No. 672-2 (cont.)


           -Visitors
                 -Business council members
                 -Unwanted visitors
           -States
           -Questions and answers [Q&A]
           -Meeting

Kissinger entered at 12:26 pm.

     Letter
           -Brezhnev
                -Signing by the President
                     -Summit

Kissinger left at 12:28 pm.

     Dinners
          -Small talk
                -The President’s request
          -Haldeman’s opinion
          -Q&A
                -Timing
          -Receiving line
          -Refreshments
          -Q&A
          -Receiving line
          -Size of group
          -Q&A
          -Handshakes
          -Invitation list
          -Homes
                -Hotels
                -Size of group
                -Paul Miller
          -Hotel
          -John W. Rollins
          -Preston Wolfe
                -Type of home
          -Political dinner
          -State dinners
          -Wolfe
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                                        (rev. 10/06)
                                                                 Conv. No. 672-2 (cont.)


                 “Meet and greet”
           -Alaska
                 -Hickel
           -Wives
                 -Inclusion
                 -Mrs. Nixon
           -Size of group

Butterfield entered at 12:40 pm.

     President’s schedule

     [No conversation-handwriting]

Butterfield left at 12:42 pm.

     Dinners
          -Connally
          -States
          -White House
                -Timing
          -Burns
                -Businessmen
                -Connally
                      -Relationship with business
          -Businessmen
                -Blair House
                -The President’s view
                      -Information gap
          -Individuals
          -Group
                -Congressmen
                      -Busing
                            -Views
          -State dinners
          -Social meetings
          -Cabinet Room
          -State dinner
                -The President’s preference
          -Expense
                -Possible amount
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                                        (rev. 10/06)
                                                                  Conv. No. 672-2 (cont.)


                     -Political functions
          -Connally
              -States
                    -Politics
          -Connally’s location
              -Texas
                    -Laredo

     [Pause]

     White House social events
          -Julie Nixon Eisenhower’s schedule
                -Tea for social conservation ladies
          -Extensive activities
          -Value
                -Example
                     -Black children
                           -Credit
                           -Photograph for newspaper
                           -District of Columbia

Haldeman left at 12:47 pm.