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Conversation: 318-002

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Start Date: Wednesday, January 26, 1972 8:23 PM

End Date: Wednesday, January 26, 1972 8:29 PM

Participants:

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

Recording Device: Old Executive Office Building

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 00:01:29

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 00:05:03

318a.mp3

318b.mp3

318c.mp3

NARA Description:

On January 26, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Henry A. Kissinger met in the President's office in the Old Executive Office Building at an unknown time between 3:23 pm and 3:29 pm. The Old Executive Office Building taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 318-002 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 318-2

Date: January 26, 1972
Time: Unknown between 3:23 pm and 3:29 pm
Location: Executive Office Building

The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger.

     Kissinger's briefing
          -Kissinger's schedule
                -The President's previous call
                       -The President's conversation with Alexander M. Haig, Jr.
          -Question and answer [Q&A] format
                -William L. Safire and Patrick J. Buchanan
                -Distribution
                       -Cabinet, Congressional leaders

     Kissinger's schedule
          -Forthcoming National Press Club dinner speech
          -The President's Vietnam speech, January 25, 1972
                -Reaction
                      -Calls
                      -Unknown newsman
                      -Unknown restaurant
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                            NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/10)
                                                                      Conv. No. 318-2 (cont.)


     The President's Vietnam speech
          -The President's and Kissinger's preparation
               -Safire
               -State of the Union address
          -Reaction

     Vietnam
          -Prisoners of war [POW] release in exchange for US troop pullout
                -Possible North Vietnamese intention
                     -Psychological motivation
                -Cease-fire

     Kissinger's schedule
          -Speech