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Start Date: Thursday, December 28, 1972 9:00 PM
End Date: Thursday, December 28, 1972 9:15 PM
Participants:Kissinger, Henry A.; Nixon, Richard M. (President);
Recording Device: White House Telephone
On December 28, 1972, Henry A. Kissinger and President Richard M. Nixon talked on the telephone from 4:00 pm to 4:15 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 035-035 of the White House Tapes.
Nixon Library Finding Aid:
Conversation No. 35-35 Date: December 28, 1972 Time: 4:00 pm - 4:15 pm -36- NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-07) Conversation No. 35-35 (cont’d) Location: White House Telephone Henry A. Kissinger talked with the President. [See Conversation No. 380-39] Kissinger’s vacation -Weather -Palm Springs -Ted Cummings -Home -Swimming pool Vietnam negotiations -Message from North Vietnamese -Message from Col. Richard T. Kennedy -Conditions -Bombing halt -Timing of announcement -December 30, 1972 -Notification to North Vietnamese -Announcement -Timing -Adm. Thomas H. Moorer -December 29, 1972 -Announcement -December 30, 1972 -Bombing halt -US proposal -Thirty-six hours -Kissinger’s view -Effect of bombing -Schedule for signings -Press relations -US bombing of North Vietnam -Duration -Tone -Timing of meetings -Technical meetings, January 2, 1973 -Announcement -37- NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-07) Conversation No. 35-35 (cont’d) -Timing -December 30, 1972 -Length -Content -Kissinger’s view -Private, technical meetings -Timing -Bombing halt -20th parallel -Ronald L. Ziegler -Gerald L. Warren -Meeting resumption -Bombing halt -US bombing of North Vietnam -Kissinger’s view -Effect -Use of B-52s -Effect -Negotiations -Press coverage -Newspapers, news magazines -McGeorge Bundy -Recent telephone call to Kissinger -Letter to the President -Bundy’s son -New York establishment -The President’s view -Economic measures -Pressure of South Vietnam -South Vietnam -US options -Bilateral deal -North Vietnam -The President’s recent conversation with Kennedy -Coordination in Negotiations -Signing -Timing -1973 Inauguration -Trip to Saigon -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew and Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -38- NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-07) Conversation No. 35-35 (cont’d) -Purpose -Signing -Nguyen Van Thieu’s refusal -Effect on North Vietnam -Implementation -Understanding with North Vietnam -1973 Inauguration -Agnew’s trip to Saigon -Timing -1973 Inauguration -Kissinger’s trip to Saigon -Timing -1973 Inauguration -Possible trip by the President -Timing -January 29 or 30, 1973 -Announcement -1973 Inauguration -Agnew’s trip to Saigon -Timing -1973 Inauguration -Kissinger’s meeting with Le Duc Tho -Paris -Speech -Compared to October 1972 -Kissinger’s meetings with Le Duc Tho -January 8, 15, 1973 -Conclusion -Timing -Timing -January 11, 1973 -Leak -Possible effect on South Vietnam -Agnew’s trip to Saigon -Effect -1973 Inauguration -Delay -1973 Inauguration -Risk -January 11, 1973 -39- NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct.-07) Conversation No. 35-35 (cont’d) -Ellsworth F. Bunker’s view -Thieu -Kennedy’s view -Haig -Acceptance of agreement -Rejection of agreement -Timing -1973 Inauguration -Agnew’s trip to Saigon -Timing -North Vietnam -US bombing -Kissinger’s trip to Paris -Thieu -1973 Inauguration -US domestic conditions -Delay -January 11, 1973 -Progress -Statements