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Conversation: 017-132

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Start Date: Saturday, January 1, 1972 7:43 PM

End Date: Saturday, January 1, 1972 8:56 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Kissinger, Henry A.

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 04:39:43

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 04:53:10

017-132.mp3

NARA Description:

On January 1, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Henry A. Kissinger talked on the telephone at an unknown time between 2:43 pm and 3:56 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 017-132 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 17-132

Date: January 1, 1972
Time: Unknown between 2:43 pm and 3:56 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger.

[See Conversation No. 311-23]

     President's Vietnam announcement
          -Date of
                 -President spoke to H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman
          -Hubert H. Humphrey's election announcement, January 10th
          -President's election announcement
                 -January 8th[?]
          -Date
                 -January 14th
          -Sunday
                 -Super Bowl
          -Kissinger spoke to Ellsworth F. Bunker
          -Troop announcement
                 -Prior to Congress convenes
          -Peace plan
                 -After President's State of the Union address
          -Troop announcement
                 -Television
          -Peace plan
                 -Timing release of
                 -Gen. Nguyen Van Thieu
                 -Bunker
                 -President's political opponents
                       -Peace initiatives
                             -Split
                       -Michael J. Mansfield’s proposal
                       -Bombing
                       -Thieu
                       -Pre-empting them
                       -Ceasefire
                       -Mansfield proposal
          -President's schedule
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               NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                           Tape Subject Log
                             (rev. 10/06)



      -Peace plan
      -Foreign policy report
      -Trip to People’s Republic of China [PRC]
      -Announcing peace plan after State of Union address
-Troop announcement
      -Advantages
-Humphrey's election announcement
      -Timing
-Troop announcement
      -Media coverage
            -Amount
      -Date
      -State of the Union Address
      -Peace speech
            -Possible scenarios
      -Vietnamese
            -Possible problem
-State of the Union Address
      -Mention of Vietnam situation
      -Possible inclusion of foreign policy in Address
      -Including troop announcement
            -Date
-Kissinger to speak to Melvin R. Laird
      -Draftees
-Troop announcement
      -Draftees
      -Whether to include in State of the Union address
            -Decision to do separately
-President's schedule
      -Troop announcement
      -State of the Union
      -Peace plan
      -Foreign policy report
            -Timing
      -Peace plan
            -Broadcast
      -Troop announcement
            -Including statement on draftees
            -Laird
                  -Leaks
                  -Kissinger’s concern
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                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)



                     -Kissinger to speak to Adm. Thomas H. Moorer on January 2, 1972
                -Peace plan announcement