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Conversation: 018-093

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Start Date: Monday, January 17, 1972 8:16 PM

End Date: Monday, January 17, 1972 8:34 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Safire, William L.

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 04:28:35

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 04:45:49

018-093.mp3

NARA Description:

On January 17, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and William L. Safire talked on the telephone from 3:16 pm to 3:34 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 018-093 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 18-93

Date: January 17, 1971
Time: 3:16 pm - 3:34 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with William L. Safire.

[See Conversation No. 315-8]


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                                Tape Subject Log
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Forthcoming Vietnam speech
     -Submission of draft to the President
          -Timing
                -The President’s outline
     -Henry A. Kissinger
     -Form
          -National Security Council [NSC] draft
     -Negotiations
     -Troop withdrawals
          -Vietnamization
          -Numbers
          -Casualties
          -Charts
          -Conclusion of war
          -Secret negotiations
     -Substance of speech
          -References to Kissinger
                -The President's role
          -Secret talks
                -Public disclosure
                -US offers
          -Impact of disclosure
                -Purpose of disclosure
          -Secret compared to public talks
                -World War I
                      -Colonel Edward M. House
                -World War II
          -Deadline
          -Negotiation record
                -Deadline and ceasefire
                      -Prisoners of war [POWs]
     -Tone
          -Congress
          -Kissinger
     -Form of speech
          -NSC draft
          -Highlights
                -Meetings with the North Vietnamese
                -Background
                      -Negotiations
                            -Channels
                                 -The President’s interview with Dan Rather
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                  -Secret discussions
                        -William P. Rogers, Ellsworth F. Bunker, Paris delegation
                  -October 1969
                        -Number of meetings
                              -Kissinger
                                   -Paris
                  -Conditions of US and the North Vietnamese
                        -May 1971
                              -Deadline
                                   -Ceasefire and POWs
                        -August 1971
                        -October 1971
                        -Two-phase offer
                        -Overthrow of South Vietnam government
                              -Thieu’s offer of resignation
                                   -New election
-Length of speech
     -Kissinger's reaction
            -Kissinger’s draft
-Secret negotiations
     -Necessity of secrecy
            -The President's credibility
-Themes
     -US troop withdrawal
     -Peace in Southeast Asia
            -Vietnamization
            -Other nations
                  -Lyndon B. Johnson
-Draft to the President
     -Submission time for the President
     -Kissinger
            -Second draft
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                                      Tape Subject Log
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