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Start Date: Saturday, November 18, 1972 5:45 PM

End Date: Saturday, November 18, 1972 5:49 PM

Participants:

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

Recording Device: White House Telephone

033-099.mp3

NARA Description:

On November 18, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Henry A. Kissinger talked on the telephone from 12:45 pm to 12:49 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 033-099 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 33-99

Date: November 18, 1972
Time: 12:45 pm - 12:49 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger.

       Vietnam negotiations
            -Settlement agreement
                   -South Vietnam
                        -Possible US bilateral actions
                        -Aid programs
                              -Possible Congressional cut-off
                                    -Ellsworth F. Bunker
                        -US message to Nguyen Van Thieu
                        -Negotiating position
                              -Proposals
                                    -Vetting
                                    -Memorandum
                                    -Impact on final agreement
                                           -US reaction
                        -US efforts
                              -Alexander M. Haig, Jr.’s trips, Kissinger’s trips And Bunker’s
                              availability
                              -Letters
                              -Reception of emissary
                              -The President’s role
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                            NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. June-07)

                                                          Conversation No. 33-99 (cont’d)

                                    -Reading, drafting
                  -Final agreement
                        -Modification
                  -South Vietnam
                        -Negotiating stance
                              -US reaction
                              -Make-up of new Congress
                              -Thieu’s responsibility
                              -US assistance
                              -US response
                                    -Tone
                  -Thieu
                        -Blame
                  -Possible collapse of South Vietnam
                  -South Vietnam’s ability to handle agreement
                  -South Vietnamese control of South Vietnam
                        -Central Intelligence Agency [CIA]
                              -Map
                                    -Territory
                              -Control by Government of Vietnam [GVN]
                  -Thieu’s actions
                        -1972 election
                        -Bargaining Position