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Conversation: 019-077

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Start Date: Wednesday, January 26, 1972 1:55 AM

End Date: Wednesday, January 26, 1972 3:03 AM

Participants:

Kissinger, Henry A.Rogers, William P.Nixon, Richard M. (President)

Recording Device: White House Telephone

019-077.mp3

NARA Description:

On January 25, 1972, Henry A. Kissinger, William P. Rogers, and President Richard M. Nixon talked on the telephone at an unknown time between 8:55 pm and 10:03 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 019-077 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 19-77

Date: January 25, 1972
Time: Unknown between 8:55 pm and 10:03 pm
Location: White House Telephone

Henry A. Kissinger talked with William P. Rogers.

     The President's recent speech on Vietnam
          -Rogers's meeting with Congressional leaders

The President talked with Rogers.

     Rogers’s meeting with Congressional leaders
         -Views of Kissinger, John A. Scali, Ronald L. Ziegler

     Rogers's location
         -The Prime Minister of the Netherlands

     The President's recent speech on Vietnam
          -Reaction
               -Michael J. Mansfield
                      -Conversation with Rogers
               -Perception of Rogers
               -Mansfield
               -The Prime Minister of the Netherlands
                      -View of the President’s delivery
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Vietnam
     -Nguyen Van Thieu
          -Political future
     -Administration efforts
          -Public expectations
     -US offers
     -Possible US military action
          -The President's schedule
                -The President’s talk with Kissinger
                -Rogers, Melvin R. Laird, Thomas H. Moorer, Richard M. Helms,
                       Kissinger
          -Timing
                            -Possible North Vietnamese attack
          -Military advice
          -The President's schedule
          -Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, Jr.’s telegram
          -Purpose
          -Military's projections

The President's schedule
     -Congressional leaders
          -Rogers
     -Vietnam meeting
          -Ambassador William J. Porter
                 -Paris
          -Contingency planning

Vietnam
     -Possible US military action
          -Administration culpability
     -Washington Post story, January 25, 1972
     -The President's previous speech
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                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)