Date: October 18, 1972

Time: 3:21 pm – 5:46 pm

Location: Oval Office

The President met with H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman and Ronald L. Ziegler.

US-Soviet Union relations

-Maritime agreement, trade agreement

-Lend-lease agreement

The President’s schedule

-Forthcoming meeting with Congressional leaders


-Blue Room

-Photograph session

-Map Room

-Executive Office Building [EOB]


US-Soviet relations

-Trade agreement

-Maritime agreement

-Lend-lease agreement

-William P. Rogers’s briefing

-Peter G. Peterson

Meeting with Congressional leaders

-Blue Room

Ziegler left at 3:23 pm.

The President’s schedule

-Clark MacGregor’s view



-Louis B. Nunn




Tape Subject Log

(rev. Nov-03)


-West Virginia

-Charles W. Colson’s view

-Conversation with Bryce N. Harlow

-Colson-Haldeman position



-The President’s radio speech

-Cabinet, Cost of Living Council [COLC], Joint Chiefs of Staff [JCS] meetings

-JCS meeting



Vietnam negotiations

-Possible settlement

-Nguyen Van Thieu


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