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Start Date: Tuesday, December 5, 1972 1:03 AM
End Date: Tuesday, December 5, 1972 1:16 AM
Participants:Nixon, Richard M. (President); Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob");
Recording Device: White House Telephone
On December 4, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman talked on the telephone from 8:03 pm to 8:16 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 034-013 of the White House Tapes.
Nixon Library Finding Aid:
Conversation No. 34-13 Date: December 4, 1972 Time: 8:03 pm - 8:16 pm Location: White House Telephone The President talked with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. Vietnam negotiations -The President’s recent conversation with Col. Richard T. Kennedy -North Vietnam stance -Possible break off of talks -Henry A. Kissinger’s view -Possible break off -Possible television [TV] statement by the President -The President’s view -Possible failure -Alternative -Kissinger’s return -Kissinger’s view -Timing -US bombing -The President’s view -Press relations -Timing -Kissinger’s return -Bombing -Newness of tactics -13- NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec.-07) Conversation No. 34-13 (cont’d) -Public relations [PR] -Hopes -Kissinger’s view -Haldeman’s view -Newness of tactics -Alternative -Kissinger’s return -The President’s view -PR -Continuation of bombing -Kissinger’s possible statement upon return -Kissinger’s recent public statement -North Vietnam’s recent public statements -The President’s recent conversation with Kennedy -Instruction for Kissinger -US stance -Hard-line -Nguyen Van Thieu -Domestic front -Coalition government Poll -Timing Vietnam negotiations -Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -View -PR -Repeating past successes -Kissinger and Haig -Cambodia, November 3, 1969, May 8, 1972 -Resumption -Timing -Mood of meetings -Kissinger’s December 3, 1972 message The President’s schedule -John B. Connally, George P. Shultz, Helene (Colesie) Drown An unknown person entered at an unknown time between 8:03 pm and 8:16 pm. -14- NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec.-07)