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Start Date: Tuesday, April 4, 1972 12:12 AM

End Date: Tuesday, April 4, 1972 12:19 AM

Participants:

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

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 02:52:15

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 02:59:03

022-069.mp3

NARA Description:

On April 3, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Henry A. Kissinger talked on the telephone from 7:12 pm to 7:19 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 022-069 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 22-69
                                                57

                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)



Date: April 3, 1972
Time: 7:12 pm - 7:19 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger.

     Vietnam
          -Weather
                -Adm. Thomas H. Moorer’s report to Kissinger
          -Tanks
                -Naval gunfire
                -Route One
          -Naval gunfire
                -Kissinger’s view
                      -Use in North Vietnam
                           -Dong Hoi area
                           -Authorization
                                 -Timing
                                 -Moorer
                           -Route One
                                 -Location
                           -Cruisers and destroyers
          -Weather
                -Improvement
                -Ceiling
          -Air strikes
                -Damage assessment
                      -Tanks and trucks
                -Weather
                      -Improvement
                           -Results
                -Tanks, guns, artillery, surface-to-air-missiles [SAMs]
                -Troops
                -Weather
                      -Change
                           -Timetable
                -Kissinger’s view
                      -Possible settlement
                           -North Vietnamese offensive
                                 -Date
          -Moorer
          -Melvin R. Laird
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                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)



                -Support for air strikes
                -Moorer
                -The President’s view
                     -Haiphong Attack
                           -Kissinger’s view
                           -Timing
                           -Soviet response

     Soviet Union
          -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin
               -Message to Moscow
                     -Forthcoming US-Soviet Summit
                     -Berlin
                           -German treaties
                           -US message to Willy Brandt
                                 -The President’s decision
          -The President’s forthcoming trip to Poland
               -Message from the Soviets
                     -Delay
                           -Kissinger’s view
                                 -Poles
               -Soviet response
               -Possibility of a news leak

     Kissinger briefing for someone
          -Forthcoming meeting with the President