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Start Date: Tuesday, December 5, 1972 12:51 AM
End Date: Tuesday, December 5, 1972 1:02 AM
Participants:Nixon, Richard M. (President); Kennedy, Richard T. (Col.);
Recording Device: White House Telephone
On December 4, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Col. Richard T. Kennedy talked on the telephone from 7:51 pm to 8:02 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 034-011 of the White House Tapes.
Nixon Library Finding Aid:
Conversation No. 34-11 Date: December 4, 1972 Time: 7:51 pm - 8:02 pm Location: White House Telephone The President talked with Col. Richard T. Kennedy. Vietnam negotiations -Report from Paris -Length -Tone -Henry A. Kissinger’s view -Possible break off -North Vietnamese -Possible strategy -US difficulty with Saigon, domestic front -October 8, 1972 -US stance on political issues -“Administrative structure” [of National Council of National Reconciliation and Concord], [NCRC] -Vietnamese translation -North Vietnamese legal right to intervention in South Vietnam -North Vietnam’s possible dropping of requests concerning civilian prisoners and US civilian personnel in South Vietnam -South Vietnam -Domestic front -NCRC -Structure [governmental compared to administrative] -Possible US claim -Translation -US stance on military issues -Attempt by North Vietnam to ratify presence in South Vietnam -11- NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec.-07) Conversation No. 34-11 (cont’d) -Possible Response -Message -US stance -Possible break off -Saigon -Domestic -Nguyen Van Thieu -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Conversation with Kennedy -Kissinger’s conversation with People’s Republic of China [PRC] ambassador in Paris -Possible break off -Explanation for record -North Vietnam intransigence compared to US insistence on changes -Kissinger’s view -Presidential statement -Presidential statement -The President’s view -Previous statements on November 3, 1969, Cambodia, May 8, 1972 -Changes -US bombing -Television [TV] -Continuation -Narrowing proposals -Message to Kissinger -TV statement on US bombing -Resumption -Timing -Possible break off -North Vietnam deceit -TV statement -Domestic front -Press -Bombing -Report from Paris -12- NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec.-07)