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Conversation: 024-126

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Start Date: Tuesday, May 16, 1972 1:29 AM

End Date: Tuesday, May 16, 1972 1:35 AM

Participants:

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

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 02:30:46

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 02:37:22

024a.mp3

024c.mp3

NARA Description:

On May 15, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Henry A. Kissinger talked on the telephone from 9:29 pm to 9:35 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 024-126 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 24-126

Date: May 15, 1972
Time: 9:29 pm - 9:35 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger.
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[See also Conversation No. 339-15]

     Kissinger's location

     Attack on George C. Wallace
          -Kissinger’s view
          -Investigation
               -Control
                      -Ehrlichman
                      -Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI]
          -Arthur H. Bremer
               -Mental condition
               -Background
                      -Age
                      -Residence
                      -Writings
                      -Political leanings
               -Mental state
          -Candidate protection
               -John B. Connally
               -Edward M. Kennedy
                      -The President's orders
               -Shirley Chisholm

     Soviet Union
          -Effect of Wallace shooting
                -Kissinger’s view
          -Kissinger's meeting with Anatoliy F. Dobrynin
                -Spy case
                      -Release
                      -Dobrynin's reply
          -Summit
          -Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT]
                -William P. Rogers
                      -The President’s view
                -Gerard C. Smith
                      -The President’s view
                -Negotiations compromise
                      -Navy
                      -Rogers's position
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Vietnam
     -Bombing
          -Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, Jr.
          -Sorties
                -Number
     -North Vietnamese offensive
          -Army of the Republic of Vietnam [ARVN] counter-offensive
          -Washington Star headline
                -Hue
     -Soviets
          -Kissinger's note to Dobrynin
                -Meetings
                -Peace offers

Soviet Union
     -Dobrynin
          -Schedule

Stewart J.O. Alsop
     -Health

The President's meeting with Kissinger and Dobrynin
     -Breakfast
     -Planning

Soviet trip
     -Gifts
            -Nikolai V. Podgorny
            -Aleksei N. Kosygin
            -The President
     -Dobrynin
            -Josef V. Stalin
     -Summit
            -Success
            -Forthcoming Senate vote
                  -The President’s view
                  -Timing
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