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Start Date: Thursday, December 28, 1972 1:39 AM
End Date: Thursday, December 28, 1972 1:45 AM
Participants:Nixon, Richard M. (President); Kissinger, Henry A.;
Recording Device: White House Telephone
On December 27, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Henry A. Kissinger talked on the telephone from 8:39 pm to 8:45 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 035-019 of the White House Tapes.
Nixon Library Finding Aid:
Conversation No. 35-19 Date: December 27, 1972 Time: 8:39 pm - 8:45 pm Location: White House Telephone The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger. Kissinger vacation -California -Weather -Swimming pool -Kissinger's communications US bombing of North Vietnam -Message from North Vietnam -Col. Richard T. Kennedy -The President’s schedule -Harry S. Truman’s death -The President’s paying of respects -Negotiations -Timing of meetings -Technical meetings -Cancellation -[Kissinger’s meeting with Le Duc Tho], January 8, 1973 -Publicity -Technical meetings -Bombing halt -Kissinger’s message to North Vietnam, December 26, 1972 -Negotiations -Conditions -Bombing halt -Timing -Thirty-six hours -Bombing halt -Timing -Announcement -December 30, 1972 -January 1, 1973 -December 31, 1972 -25- NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-07) Conversation No. 35-19 (cont’d) -News magazines -December 31, 1972 -New Year’s Day -Reply by North Vietnam -US military losses -B-52s -Effect on North Vietnam -Kissinger’s view -French foreign minister to US -French Consul General to Hanoi -Report -Description of US raids on North -Reply by North Vietnam -Timing -December 31, 1972 -Kissinger’s message to North Vietnam -Incentive -Bombing halt -Effect on the North Vietnamese -The President's reputation -US public reaction -The President’s view -Kissinger’s view -Kissinger’s social contacts -Press -Reply by North Vietnam -Future military options -News magazines -Coverage of war