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Conversation: 035-019

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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

035-019.mp3

NARA Description:

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
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                   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