Conversation: 036-021Prev: 036-020 Next: 036-022
Start Date: Saturday, January 20, 1973 2:32 PM
End Date: Saturday, January 20, 1973 2:59 PM
Participants:Nixon, Richard M. (President); Kissinger, Henry A.;
Recording Device: White House Telephone
On January 20, 1973, President Richard M. Nixon and Henry A. Kissinger talked on the telephone from 9:32 am to 9:59 am. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 036-021 of the White House Tapes.
Nixon Library Finding Aid:
Conversation No. 36-21 Date: January 20, 1973 Time: 9:32 am - 9:59 am Location: White House Telephone The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger. 1973 Inaugural concerts -Symphony concert -Kissinger’s attendance -The President’s view -Eugene Ormandy -Edvard Grieg -Van Cliburn -Compared to previous Inaugural -1969 Inaugural -Constitution Hall -Kissinger’s view Vietnam settlement -Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Nguyen Van Thieu -New letter -18- NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Jul-08) Conversation No. 36-21 (cont’d) -Conditions -South Vietnamese officials -Foreign Minister -Meeting with Kissinger in Paris -Kissinger’s view -Message to Thieu -William H. Sullivan -Agreement details -Police force -The President’s meeting with Congressional leaders -Unilateral initialing -Thieu -Peace agreement acceptance -Timing -Haig -Ellsworth F. Bunker -The President’s message to Thieu -The President’s meeting with Congressional leaders -Barry M. Goldwater, John C. Stennis -Thieu’s acceptance of agreement -Possible ramifications -South Vietnam aid -Haig’s message -Bunker -Tran Van Lam -Trip to Paris -The President’s message to Thieu -Lam’s trip to Paris -Congress -Spiro T. Agnew -Trip to South Vietnam -Signing of agreements -Need for Thieu’s acceptance -Negotiations -North Vietnamese -Thieu -Protocols -Washington Post -Sullivan -Pistols -19- NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Jul-08) Conversation No. 36-21 (cont’d) -Police force -Officers, enlisted men -Protocols -North Vietnamese troops in South Vietnam -Kissinger’s response -Messages -Thieu -The President’s view -The President’s experience -Trips in the Soviet Union and the People’s Republic of China [PRC] -Corps commanders -US aid -William P. Rogers -Previous statements -Vietnamization -The President’s view -Response to the President’s message -Deadline -The President’s meeting with Congressional leaders -Selected leaders -Goldwater -Contingencies -The President’s public statements -Details of final negotiations -US bureaucracy -Allies -Australia -Informing -Marshall Green -Message -Australia, New Zealand -Canada -Pierre E. Trudeau -The President’s view -The President’s instructions -20- NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Jul-08)