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Start Date: Wednesday, December 6, 1972 10:54 PM
End Date: Wednesday, December 6, 1972 10:59 PM
Participants:Nixon, Richard M. (President); Kennedy, Richard T. (Col.);
Recording Device: Camp David Study Table
On December 6, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Col. Richard T. Kennedy talked on the telephone at Camp David from 5:54 pm to 5:59 pm. The Camp David Study Table taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 157-019 of the White House Tapes.
Nixon Library Finding Aid:
Conversation No. 157-19 Date: December 6, 1972 Time: 5:54 pm – 5:59 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with Col. Richard T. Kennedy. [See Conversation No. 234-4] Message to Henry A. Kissinger -Vietnam negotiations -The President’s instructions -Timing -Editing -Return of prisoners of war [POWs] -Timing -December 1972 -Compared to July 1973 -US bombing -South Vietnam and [Provisional Revolutionary Government] [PRG] intransigence -Timing -July 1973 -Nguyen Van Thieu’s position -Kissinger’s message -29- NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 157-19 (cont’d) -Kennedy’s view -Bilateral deal -US-South Vietnam relations -Breakdown in talks -Minimum conditions in settlement agreement -Importance -The President’s meeting with Nguyen Phu Duc -Acceptability to North Vietnam and South Vietnam -Breakdown -[Withdrawal of North Vietnamese troops from South Vietnam] -US bombing -Kissinger’s view -Significance -Deliberation -Pressure -Kissinger’s return from Paris -US bombing -Option 1