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Conversation: 034-125

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Start Date: Sunday, December 17, 1972 8:29 PM

End Date: Sunday, December 17, 1972 8:35 PM

Participants:

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

Recording Device: White House Telephone

034-125.mp3

NARA Description:

On December 17, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Henry A. Kissinger talked on the telephone from 3:29 pm to 3:35 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 034-125 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 34-125

Date: December 17, 1972
Time: 3:29 pm - 3:35 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger.

       Alice Roosevelt Longworth dinner
                                     -100-

            NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                               Tape Subject Log
                                 (rev. Dec.-07)

                                                      Conversation No. 34-125 (cont’d)

     -Timing
     -Black tie
     -Guest list
          -Joseph W. Alsop and [Susan Mary Jay (Patten) Alsop]
                 -Stephen B. Bull
          -Richard L. Wilson
                 -[Katherine Young (Macy) Wilson]
          -Howard K. Smith

Vietnam negotiations
     -Letter for Nguyen Van Thieu
           -The President’s work with Alexander M. Haig, Jr.
           -Tone
     -Bilateral deal
           -Thieu
                  -Possible collapse
                  -Fear of political contest
                        -North Vietnam army
                  -US aid
           -Timing
                  -Congress
                        -Prisoners of War [POWs]
                              -Michael J. Mansfield
                              -George S. McGovern
     -Mining
           -Hanoi reaction
                  -Radar
     -[US bombing]
           -Haig’s view
     -December 13, 1972 meeting
           -Transcript
     -Previous week’s meeting
           -Tone
                  -The President’s recent conversation with Anatoliy F. Dobrynin
                  -Haig’s and Vice President Spiro T. Agnew’s schedules
                        -Saigon
     -December 13, 1972 meeting
           -Transcript
                  -Possible leak to press
                        -Hanoi’s possible action
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                   NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                                       Tape Subject Log
                                         (rev. Dec.-07)

                                                            Conversation No. 34-125 (cont’d)

             -US bombing
                  -B-52s
                  -North Vietnamese reaction
                       -Settlement
                              -Timing
                  -Duration
                       -US domestic situation
                              -Democrats
                                   -Edward M. Kennedy
                                         -The President’s 1972 election victory margin

       The President’s schedule