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Conversation: 019-040

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Start Date: Monday, January 24, 1972 3:07 AM

End Date: Monday, January 24, 1972 3:31 AM

Participants:

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

Recording Device: White House Telephone

019-040.mp3

NARA Description:

On January 23, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Henry A. Kissinger talked on the telephone from 10:07 pm to 10:31 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 019-040 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 19-40

Date: January 23, 1972
Time: 10:07 am - 10:31 am
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger.

     Kissinger's location

     The President's forthcoming speech on Vietnam
          -Draft
               -The President’s efforts
                      -Florida
               -Timing
                      -Rose Mary Woods
               -William L. Safire
          -Secret negotiations
               -World War I and [Thomas] Woodrow Wilson
               -Compared to public channels
                      -World War I, World War II, Korea
               -Possible reaction by the President's opponents
               -Safire's views about revelation
               -Status of proposals
                      -Vietnamization
               -Possible US military activity
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Vietnam
     -[Unintelligible]
     -Kissinger's conversation with Anatoliy F. Dobrynin

The President's forthcoming speech
     -Conclusion
     -Vietnam
          -Secret negotiations
                 -Jack N. Anderson papers, Pentagon Papers
                 -Critics
     -Kissinger's forthcoming call to Safire
          -Woods
     -Vietnam
          -Possible US military activity
          -Prisoners of war [POWs]
     -Popular expectations

[Unintelligible]

     -Tone of speech
     -Vietnam
          -The President's conversation with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman
                -Washington Post editorial
                     -Deadline for POWs
                           -Ceasefire

Vietnam
     -Negotiations
          -POWs
                -Deadline and ceasefire
          -South Vietnam government
          -Press handling
                -The President's interview with Dan Rather
     -Michael J. Mansfield amendment
          -Administration's response
     -The President's schedule
          -Meeting with Republican Congressmen
                -Barry M. Goldwater
                -Public action by supporters of the President's policy
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                     NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                 Tape Subject Log
                                   (rev. 10/06)



     -Tone of speech
     -Withdrawal
          -The President's critics
                -Haldeman’s comments

[Unintelligible]

Vietnam
     -The President' opponents
          -Left’s conflicts with right
                -Spanish Civil War
          -Liberals

Harrison E. Salisbury
     -US foreign relations
           -Soviet Union, People's Republic of China [PRC]

[Unintelligible]

The President's schedule
     -United Nations [UN]
     -Budget
           -Kurt Waldheim
     -Safire

Vietnam
     -Bombing
         -Possible effect on the President's support

[Unintelligible]

     -South Vietnamese military capacity
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                             NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)