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Conversation: 034-045

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Start Date: Monday, December 11, 1972 10:21 PM

End Date: Monday, December 11, 1972 10:29 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Haig, Alexander M., Jr.

Recording Device: White House Telephone

034-045.mp3

NARA Description:

On December 11, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Alexander M. Haig, Jr. talked on the telephone from 5:21 pm to 5:29 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 034-045 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 34-45

Date: December 11, 1972
Time: 5:21 pm - 5:29 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Alexander M. Haig, Jr.

[See Conversation No. 385-14A]

       Vietnam negotiations
            -Message from Henry A. Kissinger
                  -Report on meeting with North Vietnamese
                        -Problems
                              -Lack of instructions
                              -US civilians in South Vietnam
                                     -Withdrawal
                                          -Timing
                                                -Defense Department
                              -Kissinger’s return
                                     -Timing
                                          -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew
                                          -Recess
            -Reply to Kissinger
                  -Kissinger’s return
                        -Timing
                              -Recess
                  -Resumption of talks
                        -Timing
                  -US bombing
                  -Kissinger’s tactics
                        -Agnew
            -Message from Kissinger
                  -Resumption of talks
                        -Normal diplomatic channels
                              -Avenue Kleber
            -Haig’s schedule
                  -Haig’s possible telephone call to Kissinger
            -Kissinger’s possible return
                  -Effect
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                   NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. Dec.-07)

                                                           Conversation No. 34-45 (cont’d)

                         -North Vietnamese intransigence
                   -Lack of options
             -Haig’s possible call to Kissinger
             -North Vietnamese instructions
                   -Tone
                         -Bombing
                                -Duration
             -Kissinger’s tactics
                   -Effectiveness
                         -Deadline
             -Agnew