Secret White House Tapes

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798–12
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • Henry A. Kissinger
  • H. R. Haldeman
  • Stephen B. Bull
October 14, 1972
Conversation No. 798-12

Date: October 14, 1972
Time: 11:19 am - 11:31 am
Location: Oval Office

The President met with Henry A. Kissinger.

The President talked with H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman at an unknown time between 11:19 am and
11:31 am.

[Conversation No. 798-12A]

The President's schedule
-Meeting with Soviet official [Timofey B. Guzhenko]
-Meeting with Raymond K. Price, Jr.
-Education speech
-Memorandum
-John D. Ehrlichman
-Charles W. Colson

[End of telephone conversation]

Vietnam negotiations
-Le Duc Tho
-Message
-French
-Airport attaché channel
-State Department
-Central Intelligence Agency [CIA]
-Democratic Republic of Vietnam [DRV]
-Return of prisoners held in South Vietnam
-Nguyen Van Thieu
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Nov-03)

-Xuan Thuy
-North Vietnam
-Relations with US
-A “new era” in relations
-Kissinger’s response
-Prisoner release
-National Council of National Reconciliation and Concord
-Thieu
-Possible action
-Criminal sentences
-Possible civilian bloodshed
-Settlement announcement
-Kissinger's Schedule
-Hanoi
-Timing
-1972 election
-Settlement provisions
-Cambodia and Laos
-Recognition of independence
-Foreign bases
-Military activities
-Troops, advisors, military personnel
-Cease-fire
-Continuation of war
-Thieu’s objection statement
-North Vietnam
-Possible status at the end of 1973
-Cambodia
-Prisoners of War [POW’s] bombing
-Need for supplemental aid from Congress
-Thieu
-Economic, military, moral support by US
-Options
-Congress
-US public support
-Polls
-Communist government in South Vietnam
-Ellsworth F. Bunker

Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 11:19 am.

The President's schedule
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Nov-03)

-Guzhenko
-Peter G. Peterson
-Photograph opportunity
-Peter M. Flanigan

Bull left at an unknown time before 11:31 am.

-US-Soviet Union maritime agreement

Vietnam negotiations
-Thieu
-Political implications in US
-1972 election
-Economic and military assistance
-League of American Families
-POWs
-Situation
-Kitty Hawk
-Race riot
-Thailand bases
-Meeting with the President
-San Clemente
-Mrs. Thieu
-Hawaii
-Casa Pacifica

Kissinger’s schedule
-Anatoliy F. Dobrynin’s message for the President


Kissinger left at 11:31 am.
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