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Start Date: 19-Dec-1972 8:18 PM
End Date: 19-Dec-1972 8:22 PM
Participants:Nixon, Richard M. (President); Kissinger, Henry A.;
Recording Device: White House Telephone
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)