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Start Date: Tuesday, October 24, 1972 4:10 AM

End Date: Tuesday, October 24, 1972 4:17 AM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Rogers, William P.

Recording Device: White House Telephone

032-011.mp3

NARA Description:

On October 24, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and William P. Rogers talked on the telephone from 12:10 am to 12:17 am. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 032-011 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 32-11

Date: October 24, 1972
Time: 12:10 am and 12:17 am
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with William P. Rogers.

        The President's return from New York
            -Previous meeting with Henry A. Kissinger

        Vietnam
            -Forthcoming meeting with Kissinger and Rogers
                 -Time
            -Settlement
                 -Information from Kissinger and Alexander M. Haig, Jr.
                 -Nguyen Van Thieu
                      -Paranoia
                 -1972 election
                      -Importance compared with US efforts in Vietnam
                           -Kissinger, Haig
                 -US conditions
                      -The President’s view
                           -1972 election
                 -Kissinger
                      -Attitude
                 -Thieu’s response
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                  -Accusations
                       -US conspiracy with the People’s Republic of China [PRC]
                       -The President’s manipulation of the US press
                       -William H. Sullivan’s activities in Saigon
                       -The President’s view
                  -US response
                  -Meeting with Kissinger
                  -Changes in terms
                       -Submission to North Vietnam
              -Negotiations
                  -Meeting in Paris
              -North Vietnamese message
              -North Vietnamese position
                  -Need for a settlement
                  -North Vietnamese concessions
                       -North Vietnamese prisoners of war [POWs]
                       -Cambodia
                       -Laos
              -Sullivan
                  -Knowledge
              -US position
                  -The President’s view
                       -Thieu
              -Thieu’s confidence in Ellsworth F. Bunker
              -Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, Jr.’s efforts with Thieu
              -Bunker’s and Wendall Wyatt’s view
                  -North Vietnamese concession
                       -May 8, 1972
                  -US position


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        Vietnam
            -Settlement
                 -Thieu’s position
                     -Kissinger’s response
                 -US position
                     -Stakes
                          -Viability of Thieu and South Vietnam
                              -US sacrifice in Vietnam War
                              -Possibility of communist takeover
                          -US foreign policy
                              -South Korea
                              -Thailand
                              -Japan
                              -Europe