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Start Date: 16-Mar-1973 7:41 PM

End Date: 16-Mar-1973 7:50 PM


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

Recording Device: White House Telephone


NARA Description:

On March 16, 1973, President Richard M. Nixon and Henry A. Kissinger talked on the telephone from 7:41 pm to 7:50 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 037-130 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 37-130

Date: March 16, 1973
Time: 7:41 pm-7:50 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger.
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                                Tape Subject Log
                                  (rev. Sept-09)
                                                       Conversation No. 33-130 (cont’d)

      -North Vietnamese Economic Commission member
             -Conversation with US delegate
                    -Treaty observance
                            -Inaccurate intelligence
                    -North Vietnamese infiltration
                    -US Response
      -North Vietnamese cease-fire violations
             -US bombing
                    -Economic aid
                    -US Air Force
                            -Prisoners of war [POWs]

              -President’s reputation
       -President's conversation with Capt. Jeremiah P. Denton, Jr.
              -Conduct of POWs
              -President’s appearance of irrationality
                      -Media coverage
                              -Harvard University

People's Republic of China [PRC]
       -Respect for President
       -Effect of US aid
               -George S. McGovern
               -Hubert H. Humphrey
       -Delivery of President's letters

Bombing Of Vietnam
      -Effectiveness of US Air Force
              -Ho Chi Minh Trail
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                               Tape Subject Log
                                 (rev. Sept-09)
                                                      Conversation No. 33-130 (cont’d)

               -Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, Jr.
               -Adm. Thomas H. Moorer
               -Trucking on Ho Chi Minh Trail
       -Kissinger’s schedule
               -World report
       -State Department
       -Defense Department
       -Soviet Union
       -US warnings

President's Senate opponents
       -Administration response
               -Democratic Caucus
               -Effect on Vietnam settlement
       -Reduction in forces
               -Visit of Leonid I. Brezhnev
               -Joseph W. Alsop
       -National mood
               -Opposition to administration policy
                       -Soviet Union
                       -Arms reduction
                       -Withdrawal from Europe
       -Press relations
               -Richard L. Wilson
               -William S. White
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                             NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

                                       Tape Subject Log
                                         (rev. Sept-09)