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Conversation: 023-096

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Start Date: Monday, May 1, 1972 10:53 PM

End Date: Monday, May 1, 1972 11:06 PM

Participants:

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

Recording Device: White House Telephone

023-096.mp3

NARA Description:

On May 1, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon, Henry A. Kissinger, and Manolo Sanchez talked on the telephone from 6:53 pm to 7:06 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 023-096 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 23-96

Date: May 1, 1972
Time: 6:53-7:06 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger.

     A meeting
         -Time
         -Kissinger's location

     Vietnam
          -B-3 area
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                         NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                    Tape Subject Log
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         -Negotiations
               -Positions of both sides
               -Cease-fire
               -Withdrawals
               -US bargaining position
               -Bombing
                     -Impact on US bargaining position
               -Kissinger's offer
                     -Bombing of Hanoi and Haiphong
                           -North Vietnamese fears
                     -Talks with Soviets
                     -Return to Washington
         -Military operations
               -Creighton W. Abrams
                     -Abilities
                           -Field Commander
         -Negotiations
               -Bombing
                     -Shock effect
         -Bombing
         -The President’s discussion with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman
               -Support of public
                     -Doves
                     -Hawks
                     -Thomas H. Moorer

    US-Soviet relations
        -Anti-Ballistic Missile [ABM]


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1
[National Security]
[Duration: 13s ]


    ABM Treaty


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1
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                           NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                       Tape Subject Log
                                          (rev. 1/13)



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               -US missiles
               -US position
           -Bombers
               -US number

The President conferred with Manolo Sanchez at an unknown time.

     [Unintelligible]

[End of conferral]

     Vietnam
          -US stakes
               -Charles W. Colson, Clark MacGregor and John A. Scali
               -Emphasis
                     -Cease-fire
               -The President's speech
                     -Message to North Vietnam
          -Negotiations
               -North Vietnamese proposals
               -Soviet influence
               -US position
                     -Back-up position
               -Poker analogy
                     -The President's character
                     -The President's negotiating methods