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Conversation: 032-063

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Start Date: Friday, October 27, 1972 3:44 AM

End Date: Friday, October 27, 1972 3:53 AM

Participants:

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

Recording Device: White House Telephone

032-063.mp3

NARA Description:

On October 26, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Henry A. Kissinger talked on the telephone from 11:44 pm to 11:53 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 032-063 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 32-63

Date: October 26, 1972
Time: 11:44 pm - 11:53 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger.

        Vietnam
            -Network news reports
                -Charles W. Colson's talk with Kissinger
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    -George S. McGovern
        -Chances of victory
             -Colson's analysis
    -Peace settlement
        -The President's statements in West Virginia and Kentucky
             -Response
        -US terms
             -Return of Prisoners of War [POWs]
             -Cease-fire
             -South Vietnamese self-determination
        -Credit for the President
        -Timing
        -North Vietnam
             -Meeting in Paris
                  -Delays
                       -Effect
        -1968 bombing halt
             -Nguyen Van Thieu’s handling
        -North Vietnam agreement
             -US confirmation
             -The President’s statement
             -Differences
                  -Resolution
        -Public reaction
    -Kissinger's briefing
        -News coverage
             -Extent
                  -Colson
             -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon’s opinion
                  -Ronald L. Ziegler
        -Questions
             -Kissinger's response
    -Peace settlement
        -Thieu’s response
             -Kissinger’s view

Phone call

Vietnam
    -Kissinger's briefing
        -Nelson A. Rockefeller's reaction
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               -McGeorge Bundy, James B. (“Scotty”) Reston, Carl Moore
                    -Response
               -Moore
                    -Unknown law firm
                    -Marriage
                         -Luce family
               -Response
                    -Taft Schreiber
               -Advantages
                    -The President's absence
                         -Political advantage
          -Peace settlement
               -Final terms
          -The President’s authority
               -Second term
          -Edward M. Kennedy
               -Statements about Thieu
                    -Corruption
          -Kissinger's briefing
               -Colson's call
               -James L. Buckley
                    -Congratulations
          -Criticism
          -Peace settlement
               -Issue in 1972 election
               -Problems
                    -Nelson A. Rockefeller’s concern
                         -Domestic agenda
                    -Winston S. Churchill's election defeat
                         -Comparison


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