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Start Date: Monday, December 11, 1972 10:21 PM
End Date: Monday, December 11, 1972 10:29 PM
Participants:Nixon, Richard M. (President); Haig, Alexander M., Jr.;
Recording Device: White House Telephone
On December 11, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Alexander M. Haig, Jr. talked on the telephone from 5:21 pm to 5:29 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 034-045 of the White House Tapes.
Nixon Library Finding Aid:
Conversation No. 34-45 Date: December 11, 1972 Time: 5:21 pm - 5:29 pm Location: White House Telephone The President talked with Alexander M. Haig, Jr. [See Conversation No. 385-14A] Vietnam negotiations -Message from Henry A. Kissinger -Report on meeting with North Vietnamese -Problems -Lack of instructions -US civilians in South Vietnam -Withdrawal -Timing -Defense Department -Kissinger’s return -Timing -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -Recess -Reply to Kissinger -Kissinger’s return -Timing -Recess -Resumption of talks -Timing -US bombing -Kissinger’s tactics -Agnew -Message from Kissinger -Resumption of talks -Normal diplomatic channels -Avenue Kleber -Haig’s schedule -Haig’s possible telephone call to Kissinger -Kissinger’s possible return -Effect -42- NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec.-07) Conversation No. 34-45 (cont’d) -North Vietnamese intransigence -Lack of options -Haig’s possible call to Kissinger -North Vietnamese instructions -Tone -Bombing -Duration -Kissinger’s tactics -Effectiveness -Deadline -Agnew