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Hours: Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 11am - 5pm

Date: May 25, 1973

Time: Unknown between 10:10 am and 10:44 am

Location: Oval Office

The President met with Stephen B. Bull.

Dwight D. Eisenhower Center event

-Memorial Day

-[Dwight ] David Eisenhower, II and Julie Nixon Eisenhower

-Audience

-Size

-Forum

-Washington, DC

-Joint Veterans event

-Veterans of Foreign Wars [VFW]

-American Legion

-World War I

-Library

-New wing dedication, 1968

-Memorial Day event

-Invitation to the President

-Address

-Location of library

-Abilene, Kansas

Henry A. Kissinger entered at 10:24 am.

President’s schedule

-Memorial Day events [?]

-Roy L. Ash

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-Weekly meeting

-Kenneth R. Cole, Jr.

Bull left at an unknown time before 10:26 am.

Vietnam settlement

-Negotiations

-New York Herald Tribune articles

-Editorial page

-Attacks

-Patriotism

-Kissinger’s statement to Le Duc Tho

Prisoners of war [POWs] dinner

-Statement by the President

-Haig’s comments to Kissinger

The White House operator talked with the President at 10:26 am.

[Conversation No. 928-6A]

[Begin telephone conversation]

[See Conversation No. 39-21]

[End telephone conversation]

Prisoners of war [POWs] dinner

-POWs

-Importance of Vietnam negotiations

-Statements by performers

-James (“Jimmy”) Stewart, John Wayne, and Vic Damone

-President’s decision on December 1972 bombing

-Kissinger’s role

-President’s comment to Leslie T. (“Bob”) Hope

-Mrs. James Stockdale

-Haig

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-Opinion of Kissinger

-Wives’ meetings with Kissinger

-Release of POWs

-Peace with honor

-Meaning to POWs

-R. Flynn’s statement about December 1972 bombing

-US collective memory

-Compared with Watergate

-John N. Mitchell and Robert L. Vesco

Watergate

-Cover-up

-Politics

-Assault

-Democratic liberals

-Loss in November 1972 presidential election

-Destruction of Republican Party

-Interests

-Power

-Destruction of US

-Loss of Vietnam War

-Loss of Americans

-Power

-President’s opponents

-Politicians

-Press

-Fanatical desires

-Power

-Hatred to US

-Self-hatred

-Loss of Vietnam War

-Betrayal of country

-McGeorge Bundy’s call to Kissinger

-Kissinger’s loyalty to the President

-J. Edgar Hoover’s wiretaps

-Morality

-Kissinger’s survival

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-Daniel Ellsberg’s actions regarding Pentagon Papers

-Wiretaps

-Wiretaps during John F. Kennedy administration

-Robert F. (“Bobby”) Kennedy

-Leak to press

-Destruction of records by Hoover

-William L. Sullivan

-Bundy characterized

-Morality

-President’s reaction

US-Canada relations

-Withdrawal from International Control Commission [ICC]

-Discussion with Kissinger

-Sixty day extension

Vietnam settlement

-Kissinger’s negotiations

-Paris

-Cabinet meeting

-Disclosures by North Vietnam

Kissinger’s forthcoming cabinet briefing

-President’s discussion with Georges J. R. Pompidou

-Year of Europe

Vietnam

-Kissinger’s negotiations

-Schedule

-Paris

-Communiqué

-Compared to formal agreement

-Cease-fire order

-All sides

-Infiltration

-National Council of Reconciliation

-Cancelled

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-Effect of leaks

-Effect on foreign relations

-Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT]

-People’s Republic of China [PRC]

-Soviet Union

-Vietnam

-Forthcoming statement by Kissinger

-Necessity of secrecy

-Effect of leaks on President’s foreign policy

-SALT

-PRC

-Soviet Union

-Vietnam

-Negotiations

-Kissinger’s progress

-Two-party Joint Military Commission

-South Vietnam

-Pull back

-Zone with borders

-Vietcong presence

-Kissinger’s memorandum

-Delivery to Florida

-Cabinet meeting

-Elliot L. Richardson

-Political action

-Territorial holdings

-Recognition

-Division of country

-Population size

-Nguyen Van Thieu’s reaction

-Compared to November 1972

-US aid

-Haig, Sullivan

-US aid

-President’s support

-Withdrawal from Laos

-Schedule

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-Cambodia

-News summary

-PRC

-Marshall Green and Emory C. Swank

-Phnom Phen

-Bombing restrictions

-Kissinger’s negotiating strategy

-“Playing chicken”

-Yield

Soviet summit

-Treaty on the Prevention of Nuclear War

-Act of strength

-Compared with act of desperation

-Watergate

-Bureaucracy’s possible reaction

-Procedure

-Preparedness of President

-Press statement

-Leak

-Sources

-State Department

-Soviet Union

-Great Britain

-France

-State Department

-Kissinger’s staff

-White House staff

-Control of bureaucracy

-Trip to Iceland

-Kissinger’s forthcoming meeting with Alexander M. Haig, Jr.

-Haig’s role

-Kissinger’s role

President’s meeting with Pompidou

-“Year of Europe”

-key

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-Kissinger’s talking points

-Trip to Iceland

-France’s support

-Precision of talk

-Compared to President’s meeting with Willy Brandt

-President’s culpability

-Conditions

-Support

-Great Britain

-Germany

-France

-Timing

-Pompidou

-Support for Nuclear treaty

Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 10:26 am.

President’s schedule

-Lt. Col. John A. Dramesi

-Flag

Bull left at an unknown time before 10:44 am.

Treaty on the Prevention of Nuclear War

-Pompidou’s knowledge

POW dinner

-POW wives

-Kissinger’s reaction

Watergate

-White House response

-Kissinger’s support

-President’s opponents

-Motives

-H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman, John D. Ehrlichman, Maurice H. Stans, and

John N. Mitchell

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-Europe’s reaction

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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 5

[National security]

[Duration: 7 s ]

POMPIDOU’S CONVERSATION WITH KISSINGER

END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 5

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Watergate

-Europe’s reaction

-Compared to Cambodia

-Compared to riots

-Severity of action

-Break-in of Daniel Ellsberg’s psychiatrist’s office

-White House response

-President’s possible statement

-Toughness

-Public response

-Kissinger’s schedule

-Press briefing

-Wiretaps

-Need to stop leaks

Cabinet meeting

An unknown man entered and Kissinger left at 10:44 am.

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Item for the President’s signature [?]

The unknown man left at 10:44 am.