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Start Date: Sunday, January 2, 1972 8:40 PM

End Date: Sunday, January 2, 1972 8:50 PM

Participants:

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

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 05:26:04

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 05:36:30

017-146.mp3

NARA Description:

On January 2, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Henry A. Kissinger talked on the telephone from 3:40 pm to 3:50 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 017-146 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 17-146

Date: January 2, 1972
Time: 3:40 pm - 3:50 pm
Location: White House Telephone
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The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger.

[See Conversation No. 311-46]

     Kissinger's note sent over by Patrick J. Buchanan

     Weekend News Summary
         -Washington Star's article of US's bombing of North Vietnam
               -Effect on Laos
               -Prisoners of War [POW] wives
                     -Effect on their husbands
                          -Objection to bombing
         -India-Pakistan conflict
               -Heavy press coverage

     Laos operation
          -New divisions
               -Duration
                    -Provocation

     POW wives
         -US policy
               -Every proposal turned down by the North Vietnamese
         -Getting POWs back
               -Deadline for US withdrawal from Vietnam
                    -North Vietnamese negotiators
                          -US aid
                                -Cutoff
                          -Political structures of Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia
               -Deadline for US withdrawal
                    -congress
                    -North Vietnamese negotiator's response
                          -US proposals consistently turned down
     Newspapers
         -John B. Connally
               -Foreign economic policy
                    -Duration of story
         -Connally
         -Year-end summaries
         -News items not mentioned
               -Moscow summit
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          -Berlin
          -Accidental war
          -Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty [SALT]
          -New York Times
                 -People’s Republic of China [PRC]
                      -Editorial
                      -US dealings
                 -US
                 -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR]
     -New York Times and Washington Post
     -Credibility problems
     -Los Angeles Times
          -Improvement [?]

Kissinger's schedule
     -Kissinger to meet with conservatives in California
     -Kissinger's interviews with Los Angeles Times

India-Pakistan

US bombing of Vietnam

Man of the Year
    -Time magazine

India-Pakistan
      -US policy
      -PRC
      -US relations with India
           -Aid

President's interview with Dan Rather
     -President's style and ability
            -Aggressiveness
     -Rather and Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS]
     -National Broadcasting Company [NBC]
     -Rather
     -President's knowledge of foreign policy
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