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Start Date: Wednesday, December 20, 1972 1:18 AM

End Date: Wednesday, December 20, 1972 1:22 AM

Participants:

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

Recording Device: White House Telephone

034-138.mp3

NARA Description:

On December 19, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Henry A. Kissinger talked on the telephone from 8:18 pm to 8:22 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 034-138 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 34-138

Date: December 19, 1972
Time: 8:18 pm - 8:22 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked to Henry A. Kissinger.

       Vietnam War
            -US bombing
                 -B-52s
                      -Report
                           -Third Wave
                                 -Number of planes
                      -Radio Hanoi
                           -Importance to guerrillas
                 -Xuan Thuy
                                      -107-

           NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                               Tape Subject Log
                                 (rev. Dec.-07)

                                                       Conversation No. 34-138 (cont’d)

                 -Statement
                       -Tone
                 -William H. Sullivan
                       -View
                       -Ambassadorship to Philippines
                              -Interest
                       -Conversation with Kissinger
                              -Paris
                              -The President’s position and possible action
          -Effect
                 -Enforceability of agreement
          -Reaction
                 -B-52s
                       -DC-3s
                 -Radio Hanoi
     -Negotiations
          -Alexander M. Haig, Jr.
                 -Forthcoming meeting with Nguyen Van Thieu
                 -Recent meeting with Lon Nol
                       -Lon Nol’s view of Thieu
                              -Settlement agreement
          -Settlement agreement
          -[US bombing]
                 -Compared to May 8, 1972 decision
                 -[Bilateral deal]
                 -Sullivan’s conversation with Kissinger
                       -Technical meetings

Appointments
     -Sullivan
           -Philippines
     -Marshall Green
           -The President’s recent conversation with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman
                 -Australia
           -Indonesia
                 -Businessman
                                            -108-

                   NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. Dec.-07)