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Conversation: 028-043

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Start Date: Wednesday, August 2, 1972 4:59 PM

End Date: Wednesday, August 2, 1972 5:08 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Aiken, George D.Kissinger, Henry A.

Recording Device: White House Telephone

028-043.mp3

NARA Description:

On August 2, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon, George D. Aiken, and Henry A. Kissinger talked on the telephone from 12:59 pm to 1:08 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 028-043 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 28-43

Date: August 2, 1972
Time: 12:59 pm - 1:08 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with George D. Aiken.
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                      NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. Mar-02)



[See Conversation No. 759-11E]

     The President's meeting with Henry A. Kissinger
          -Kissinger's trip to Paris

     Aiken's amendment
         -The President's gratitude
         -The President's view
         -Statement
               -Difficulties

     Request for confidentiality

Kissinger talked with Aiken.

     Greetings

     North Vietnamese
          -Peace talks
               -Secrecy until completion

     Confidence in Aiken

     Peace talks
         -Seriousness
         -Aiken's Amendment
                 -Problems
                      -North Vietnamese delays
                          -Encouragement
                 -Support for the President
         -Seriousness
         -Aiken's Amendment
                 -Show of unity for the President
                 -North Vietnamese interpretation
         -North Vietnamese actions
                 -Delays
         -Edward W. Brooke substitute
                 -Problems
                      -No ceasefire
                      -Deviation from the President
                          -North Vietnamese delays
                      -Fund shutoff
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                      NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. Mar-02)


           -Congress
                -Conflicts with the President
           -May 8, 1972 proposals
           -An amendment in Congress
                -Problems
                -Withdrawal of funds for South Vietnam
                      -Alan Cranston
           -US return to Vietnam
                -Problems
           -Panama, Jordan
           -Aiken's Amendment
                -Kissinger’s view
           -Administration's comments
                -Commitments
                -Possible impression
                      -Domestic opponents