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Date: 
Dec 28, 1972 - Dec 30, 1972
Location: 
Camp David
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-1NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08)
Conversation No. 158-1 Date: December 28, 1972 Time: Unknown between 6:50 pm and 7:14 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 237-3] Request for a call to Charles G. (“Bebe”) Rebozo
Conversation No. 158-2 Date: December 28, 1972 Time: 7:14 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 237-4] Charles G. (“Bebe”) Rebozo -Location -Return call -Timing
Conversation No. 158-3 Date: December 28, 1972 Time: Unknown between 9:10 pm and 9:41 pm Location: Camp David Study Table
-2NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 158-3 (cont’d) The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 237-6] Request for a call to Henry A. Kissinger
Conversation No. 158-4 Date: December 28, 1972 Time: 9:41 pm - 10:47 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger. [See Conversation No. 237-7] Vietnam War -Cessation of US bombing north of 20th Parallel -Notification -William P. Rogers -[David] Kenneth Rush -Rogers’s location -Bahamas -Rush -Orders -Adm. Thomas H. Moorer -Rush -Messages -Timing -Possible leak -Moorer -Rush -Rogers -U. Alexis Johnson -Announcement -The President’s and Gerald L. Warren’s location -Camp David
-3NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 158-4 (cont’d) -Compared to Washington, DC -Tone -Negotiations -November 1972 round -White House -Television [TV] -Warren -North Vietnam’s position -Negotiations -November round -White House -Notification of supporters -Timing -Announcement -Effect -John C. Stennis -Tone -William E. Timmons -Office -Concerns -Forthcoming negotiations -Tone -Announcement -Reading -Warren -National Security Council [NSC] -Leaks -Howard K. Smith -Promises -Timing -Announcement -Notification -Johnson -Rush -Moorer -Leaks -Moorer -Timing -Rush
-4NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 158-4 (cont’d) -Rogers -State Department -Richard M. Helms -Location -Mexico -The President’s attempt to contact -Middle East oil -Effect -Announcement -Interpretation -Effect -Interpretation -The President’s conversation with Col. Richard T. Kennedy -Warren’s press conference -Parameters -Written answers -“No comment” instruction -North Vietnam -“No comment” instruction -Interpretation -Question -Answer -Kennedy -Delivery to Warren -Timing -Timing -North Vietnam -Negotiations -North Vietnam’s rhetoric -Restraint -Kissinger’s statement -US statements -Press relations -Liberals’ view of bombing -Effect -Congressional relations -Time table -Reconvention -Kissinger’s schedule
-5NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 158-4 (cont’d) -Departure for Paris -Meeting with Le Duc Tho -The President’s schedule -Possible meeting with leaders -Timing -Domestic agenda -John D. Ehrlichman -Reconvention -Republicans -Meeting with Michael J. Mansfield -Kissinger’s schedule -The President’s schedule -1972 election -Kissinger’s schedule -Hugh Scott -Briefing -The President’s schedule -Announcement -Briefing of leaders -Domestic matters -J. William Fulbright -Stennis -F. Edward Herbert -The President’s schedule -Domestic matters, foreign relations -Kissinger’s telephone call -Mansfield’s location -Montana -Congressional relations -[Thomas] Hale Bogg’s memorial service -Harry S. Truman’s memorial service -Departure for Paris -The President’s schedule -Domestic matters -North Vietnam’s position -Resumption of talks -Deadline -Timing -Delay
-6NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 158-4 (cont’d) -Le Duc Tho’s departure for Paris -North Vietnam-Soviet Union relations -Kissinger’s conversation with Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Le Duc Tho’s health -Offer of Soviet Union doctor -US position -The President’s conversation with Kissinger -The President’s bombing decision -Effect on negotiations -Significance -Effect on negotiations -Nguyen Van Thieu -North Vietnam -Timing -Previous US bombing -Conditions -Media relations -Possible resumption of US bombing -Effect -Critics’ uncertainty -Congressional relations -Mansfield -Telephone call from Kissinger -Negotiations -Sensitivity -The President’s schedule -Meeting with leaders -Domestic matters
Conversation No. 158-5 Date: December 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 10:30 am and 10:48 am Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with the Camp David operator.
-7NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 158-5 (cont’d)
[See Conversation No. 237-9] Request for a call to Col. Richard T. Kennedy
Conversation No. 158-6 Date: December 29, 1972 Time: 10:48 am - 11:06 am Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with Col. Richard T. Kennedy. [See Conversation No. 237-10] US bombing of North Vietnam -December 28, 1972 -Sorties -Number -Losses -Press coverage -Timing -Location of targets -Sorties -Losses -Adm. Thomas H. Moorer’s report -Surface to air missiles [SAMs] -SAM storage areas -Damage -Significance -US-People’s Republic of China [PRC] relations -Chou En-Lai’s statement -Significance -Tone -(Madame) Nguyen Thi Binh’s location -Peking -March
-8NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 158-6 (cont’d) -The President’s trip to PRC -PRC-North Vietnam relations -Cessation north of 20th Parallel -Awareness -Chou En-lai [?] -North Vietnam -South Vietnam -Rumors -North Vietnam -Negotiations -Resumption -US comment -Announcement -The President’s conversation with Henry A. Kissinger -Notification -France, Britain -Timing -Courtesy -Australia -Edward R. G. Heath, Georges J. R. Pompidou -Willy Brandt -Italy -Britain, France -Thailand -Leaks -Timing -Thailand -South Korea -Leaks -Australia Nicaragua earthquake relief -Maurice J. Williams -Press and media relations -Gerald L. Warren briefing -Departure for Nicaragua -Timing -Press relations -Authority
-9NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 158-6 (cont’d) -State Department -John A. Scali -Public relations [PR] Thailand -Hijacking -Resolution -Airplane’s location -Thai officials [Dawee Chullaspaya, Chartichai Choonhavan] -Press reports -Comparison to 1972 Munich Olympics France -Military aid to Israel -Number of airplanes -Timing US bombing of North Vietnam -Demonstrations -Dean Francis B. Sayre -March to the White House -Timing -Announcement -Scientists [American Association for the Advancement of Science] [AAAS] -Sayre -Effect -Announcement on cessation north of 20th Parallel -Negotiations -Warren’s press conference -Cessation north of 20th Parallel -Warren’s press conference -Kennedy’s conversation with Warren -“No comment” instruction -Questions -Demonstrations -Details -Rumors -Warren’s press conference -“No comment” instruction
-10NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 158-6 (cont’d) -US military operations and plans -“No comment” instruction -Completion of negotiations -Effect on press -Critics -John Kenneth Galbraith -AAAS -George S. McGovern -Unilateral disarmament -Antiballistic missile [ABM] opposition -Cessation north of 20th Parallel -[David] Kenneth Rush -Meeting with Kennedy -Adm. Thomas H. Moorer -Negotiations -North Vietnam’s willingness to take -Orders -Timing -Damage reports -Hanoi -Market -Veracity -Media -Timing -Final runs -Targets -Downtown Hanoi -Kennedy’s conversations with Moorer -North Vietnam’s supply activities -Dry Scason -Petroleum, Oil, Lubricants [POL] -SAMs -Moorer’s view -B-52s’ performance -Moorer’s view -Damage -Reconstruction -Cessation north of 20th Parallel -Warren’s press conference
-11NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 158-6 (cont’d) -The President’s schedule -Meeting with Kennedy and Warren -Timing -Warren’s press conference -Review of questions -Washington, DC -Possible telephone call -Return call
Conversation No. 158-7 Date: December 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:06 am and 11:23 am Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 237-12] Request for a call to Henry A. Kissinger
Conversation No. 158-8 Date: December 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:06 am and 11:23 am Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 237-13] Henry A. Kissinger’s schedule -Telephone call Request for a call to Charles G. (“Bebe”) Rebozo
-12NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08)
Conversation No. 158-9 Date: December 29, 1972 Time: 11:24 am - 11:46 am Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger. [See Conversation No. 237-14] Kissinger’s schedule -Conversation with an unknown person Vietnam War -Cessation of US bombing North of 20th Parallel -The President’s conversation with Col. Richard T. Kennedy -Report -Kissinger’s conversation with Kennedy -Announcement -Public relations [PR] -[David] Kenneth Rush -Negotiations -Demonstrations -Conversation with Kissinger -Loyalty -Media -Loyalty -Notification -Continuation of bombing -Kissinger’s view -Adm. Thomas H. Moorer -Kissinger’s view -Demonstrations -Press relations -Tone of announcement -Settlement agreement
-13NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 158-9 (cont’d) -Congressional relations -Reconvention -Perception of administration vacillation -Rush’s view -US bombing of North Vietnam -Conditions for cessation -Gerald L. Warren -Congressional relations -Opinion makers -Kissinger’s possible role -Effect -North Vietnam -Compared to State Department statement -Demilitarized Zone [DMZ] -Warren’s press conference -The President’s conversation with Warren -Rumors -Negotiations -Cessation of bombing -Tone -Questions -Responses -Ronald L. Ziegler -Exchange of messages -Negotiations -Negotiations -Cessation of bombing -Timing -“No comment” instruction -Cessation of bombing -Negotiations -Tone -Resumption of bombing north of 20th Parallel -“No comment” instruction -The President’s relationship with Kissinger -Contacts -Kissinger’s effectiveness -Time, Newsweek -John A. Scali
-14NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 158-9 (cont’d) -Ziegler -Contacts -Media relations -DMZ -Negotiations -Specifics -Capitulation -Settlement agreement -Rush -Timeframe -Ziegler -Effect -Public relations -Kissinger’s press conference, October 26, 1972 -Negotiations -Daniel P. (“Pat”) Moynihan -Criticism -Cambridge -Criticism of liberals -Harvard University -George S. McGovernites -1972 election -Negotiations -Press relations -Bombing -Effect -Negotiations -Rush -Jerrold L. Schecter’s conversation with Kissinger -Time cover story -Bombing -Effect -Negotiations -Kissinger’s schedule -Vacation -Change -North Vietnam’s position -Congressional relations -“Doves”
-15NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 158-9 (cont’d) -Reconvention -Negotiations -Paris -“Hawks” -Bombing -Effect -Negotiations -Kissinger’s telephone calls -Ronald W. Reagan -Barry M. Goldwater -John C. Stennis -F. Edward Hebert -Gerald R. Ford -Carl B. Albert -Michael J. Mansfield -Timing -Announcement -Timing -Nelson A. Rockefeller -Reagan, Goldwater, Ford, Albert, Hebert -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -Col. Richard T. Kennedy’s telephone call -Timing -“Hawks” -Richard (“Dick”) Wilson -Howard K. Smith -William F. Buckley, Jr. -Joseph W. Alsop -Wilson, Smith -Max Frankel -New York Times -Press relations -New York Times, Washington Post -Negotiations -Thomas Grey (“Tom”) Wicker -The President’s success -Strategy -Kissinger’s view -Resumption of bombing
-16NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 158-9 (cont’d) -North Vietnam -Liberals -Kissinger’s telephone calls -Otis Chandler -Los Angeles Times -Editorial -Timing
Conversation No. 158-10 Date: December 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:46 am and 11:53 am Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 158-15] Request for a call to John V. (“Jack”) Brennan -Cdr. Alexander R. Larzelere
Conversation No. 158-11 Date: December 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:46 am and 11:53 am Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with the Camp David operator. Cdr. Alexander R. Larzelere on the line Call to Charles G. (“Bebe”) Rebozo
-17NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08)
Conversation No. 158-12 Date: December 29, 1972 Time: 11:53 am - 11:54 am Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with Cdr. Alexander R. Larzelere. [See Conversation No. 237-16] Raymond K. Price, Jr.’s schedule -Arrival at Camp David -Accommodations -Birch Lodge -Dogwood Lodge Tricia Nixon Cox’s schedule -Trip to the Soviet Union
Conversation No. 158-13 Date: December 29, 1972 Time: 11:55 am - 11:59 am Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with Charles G. (“Bebe”) Rebozo. [See Conversation No. 237-17] Rebozo’s schedule -Meeting with George C. Wallace -The President’s attempted telephone call to Rebozo -Location -Rebozo’s mother -Wallace’s meeting with John N. Mitchell -Wallace’s view of the President -The President’s visit with Wallace, May 19, 1972
-18NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 158-13 (cont’d) -Cornelia Wallace -Wallace’s health -Weight Camp David weather Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon’s schedule -California The President’s schedule -Return to Washington, DC -Congressional relations -Reconvention
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John and Martha (Beall) Mitchell’s schedule -The President’s residence in Key Biscayne -Dinner -Pool
Conversation No. 158-14 Date: December 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:59 am and 12:01 pm
-19NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 158-14 (cont’d) Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 237-18] Request for a call to Henry A. Kissinger
Conversation No. 158-15 Date: December 29, 1972 Time: 12:01 pm - 12:08 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger. [See Conversation No. 237-19] Vietnam War -US-People’s Republic of China [PRC] relations -Chou En-Lai’s statement -Analysis -Possible intent -(Madame) Nguyen Thi Binh’s location -[Peking] -The President’s conversation with Col. Richard T. Kennedy -Significance -Copies of notes -Previous statements -US bombing -Message -Chou’s statement -Tone -Message -Content -US bombing
-20NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 158-15 (cont’d) -Delivery -New York -Significance -Marilyn Berger -Cessation of US bombing north of 20th Parallel -Aleksei N. Kosygin -Statement -Expectation -US -Chou En-lai’s statement -PRC-North Vietnam relations -Madame Binh -Notification -The President’s conversation with Kennedy -U. Alexis Johnson -Britain -France -Australia -Australia, South Korea -Johnson -Britain, France -Restraint -US bombing of North Vietnam -US-Australia relations -Gough Whitlam’s statement -State Department -[National Security Council] [NSC] -Kennedy -Meat quotes -Communications -Cables to Canberra -Clearance through NSC -Birthday, New Year’s messages -Clearance through NSC -Whitlam’s election -“Peaceniks” -Effect -Ambassador [Sir James Plimsoll] -Avoidance
-21NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 158-15 (cont’d) -Whitlam’s letter -Lack of reply -Kissinger’s conversation with Plimsoll -Australia’s message to North Vietnam -Whitlam’s meeting with Charles H. Percy -Kissinger’s and the President’s position -Percy’s position -1976 election
Conversation No. 158-16 Date: December 29, 1972 Time: 12:08 pm - 12:09 pm Location: Camp David Study Table Col. Richard T. Kennedy talked with the President. [See Conversation No. 237-20] Kennedy’s and Gerald L. Warren’s schedules -Arrival to Camp David -Timing -Arrangements -Pentagon
Conversation No. 158-17 Date: December 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:09 pm and 12:13 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 237-21]
-22NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 158-17 (cont’d) Request for a call to Charles W. Colson
Conversation No. 158-18 Date: December 29, 1972 Time: 12:13 pm - 12:37 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with Charles W. Colson. [See Conversation No. 237-22] Vietnam War -Cessation of US bombing north of 20th Parallel -Announcement -Press relations -US bombing -Demonstration -Dean Francis B. Sayre -White House -Administration response -Infiltration -Demeanor -Liberals -Colson’s viewing on television [TV] -Establishment -Attire -American Association for the Advancement of Science [AAAS] -Press conference -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] special, December 28, 1972 -Tone -Charles Collingwood -Comments on breakdown of negotiations -Henry A. Kissinger -Ambiguities -Options -Resumption of negotiations
-23NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 158-18 (cont’d)
US bombing of North Vietnam -December 28, 1972 -Plane losses -Sorties -Targets -Effect -Effect -Damage -Recovery -Compared to World War II -Japan -Soviet Union -Germany -Britain -France -Damage -Communists -Recovery -Cessation north of 20th Parallel -Report from Saigon -Washington Post -The President’s meeting with Colson -Washington Star -Washington Post articles -US bombing of North Vietnam north of 20th Parallel -Effect -Damage -B-52s -Hanoi -Civilians -Reports from Saigon -Washington Star -Announcement -Gerald L. Warren -Tone -Negotiations -North Vietnam -Public relations [PR]
-24NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 158-18 (cont’d) -US bombing -Effect on negotiations -Liberals’ view -Pressure on US -Liberals’ view -Necessity -Negotiations -Liberals’ view -Effect -Public opinion -“Nixon’s done it again” -New Majority, “Hawks” -North Vietnam -White House -Possible op-ed article in New York Times -Television [TV] -Letters -Telephone calls -The President’s May 8, 1972 decision -Collingwood -Commentary -Paper [“Things They Would Like to Forget”] -Distribution -Congress, editors, broadcasters, opinion leaders -Effect -Criticism -Herbert G. Klein -“Nixon’s done it again” -Effect -Possible op-ed article in New York Times -J. Anthony Lukas [?] -John A. Scali -Possible meeting with Colson -Kissinger’s concern -The President’s relationship with Kissinger -Kissinger’s conversation with journalists -US bombing of North Vietnam north of 20th Parallel -The President’s decision -William P. Rogers’s schedule
-25NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 158-18 (cont’d) -Melvin R. Laird’s schedule -Reaction of White House staff -Scali -Victory for the President -Ability as “salesman” -Meeting with Colson -Timing -Secrecy -PR -Liberals’ view -The President’s May 8, 1972 decision -People’s Republic of China [PRC] -“Nixon’s done it again” -Pressures on US -Credibility -Resumption of negotiations -Instruction for Colson -Scali -Timing -Announcement -“No comment” instruction -Warren -Compared to Ronald L. Ziegler -Kissinger -PR -Scali -Leaks -Ambassadorship to United Nations [UN] -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman’s view -Ambassadorship to UN -Daniel L. Schorr -Judgment on announcement -Background -White House -Resumption of negotiations -North Vietnam -Deep background -Unknown person -Bernard and Marvin L. Kalb
-26NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 158-18 (cont’d) -Howard K. Smith -Stewart M. Hensley -Leaks -Resumption of negotiations -Tone -“Serious” -Instruction for Colson -Labor leaders -Congressional relations -William E. Timmons -Telephone call to leaders -Kissinger’s calls to leaders -Negotiations -John C. Stennis -F. Edward Hebert -Gerald R. Ford -Barry M. Goldwater -Hugh Scott -PR -Labor leaders -Statements -Negotiations -Breakdown -Liberals’ view -1972 election -[Arnold] Eric Sevareid -Telephone calls -Dan Rather -Harry Reasoner -Effect -Commentators -Colson’s call to Scali -Colson’s call to the President
-27NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08)
Conversation No. 158-19 Date: December 29, 1972 Time: 5:03 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 237-25] Request for a call to Col. Richard T. Kennedy
Conversation No. 158-20 Date: December 29, 1972 Time: 5:06 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 237-26] Col. Richard T. Kennedy’s location -State Department Request for a call to Henry A. Kissinger
Conversation No. 158-21 Date: December 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 5:06 pm and 5:12 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with the Camp David operator.
-28NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 158-21 (cont’d) [See Conversation No. 237-28] Request for a call to Stephen B. Bull
Conversation No. 158-22 Date: December 29, 1972 Time: 5:12 pm - 5:15 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with Stephen B. Bull. [See Conversation No. 237-29] Harry S. Truman’s memorial service -Reception -Dwight D. Eisenhower’s funeral -Official representatives -Gen. Charles A. J. M. de Gaulle -Arrangements -State Department -Col. Richard T. Kennedy’s office -Henry A. Kissinger -Eisenhower’s funeral -The President’s schedule -Location -Eisenhower’s funeral -Washington National Cathedral -Truman’s funeral -Heads of state -De Gaulle’s funeral -The President’s attendance -Reception by Georges J. R. Pompidou -Arrangements -State Department
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Conversation No. 158-23 Date: December 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 5:15 pm and 5:20 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 237-52]] Request for a call to Charles W. Colson
Conversation No. 158-24 Date: December 29, 1972 Time: 5:20 - 5:32 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with Charles W. Colson. [See Conversation No. 237-30] Vietnam War -US bombing of North Vietnam -Justification -Settlement agreement -Enforceability -US commitments and credibility -US allies -Negotiations -North Vietnam’s “filibuster” -North Vietnam’s preparation to fight -Colson’s conversation with John A. Scali -Infiltration -Settlement agreement -US credibility
-30NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 158-24 (cont’d) -Enforceability -Pause -Press reports -People’s Republic of China [PRC] -South Vietnam -North Vietnam -Scali -View -Compared to Colson’s view -Report on public relations -Role -Media relations -Wires -United Press International [UPI] -Associated Press [AP] -Television [TV] -The President’s decision -Historical perspective -Henry A. Kissinger -Previous statements -Congressional relations -Consultations -Leaders -William E. Timmons -Senate, House of Representatives -Republicans -William B. Saxbe’s statements -Senate Armed Services Committee -Response -Ohio -Donald E. Lukens -Samuel L. Devine -Lukens -Republicans -1972 election -The President’s victory -Margin -Ohio -Defeats
-31NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 158-24 (cont’d) -Margaret Chase Smith -J. Caleb Boggs -Jack Miller -Gordon L. Allott -Robert C. (“Bob”) Wilson -House of Representatives -Democrats -George S. McGovern -William A. Rusher -Yale University -1970 campaign -Contributions -Murray M. Chotiner -Cessation north of 20th Parallel -Announcement -Effect -Scali’s view -Liberals’ view -Prisoners of War [POWs] -Killing of civilians -Responsibilty -Honor -Media relations -Colson’s view -Killing of civilians -North Vietnamese rocket attack on Hue -Demonstrations -McGovern -Dean Francis B. Sayre -Response -Washington National Cathedral -Signs -“Tell it to Hanoi” -Tone -Blind Vietnam veteran
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Conversation No. 158-25 Date: December 29, 1972 Time: 5:40 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 237-32] Henry A. Kissinger’s location -Location -Call from the President Col. Richard T. Kennedy’s location -Call from the President
Conversation No. 158-26 Date: December 29, 1972 Time: 6:28 pm - 6:44 pm Location: Camp David Study Table Henry A. Kissinger talked with the President. [See Conversation No. 237-34] Weather Vietnam War -Status -Col. Richard T. Kennedy -Briefing of U. Alexis Johnson -Kissinger’s conversation with Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Report from Hanoi -Resumption of negotiations -Congressional relations
-33NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 158-26 (cont’d) -Kissinger’s telephone calls -Hugh Scott -The President’s message -Michael J. Mansfield -Leslie C. Arends -Gerald R. Ford -Carl B. Albert -F. Edward Hebert -John C. Stennis -Barry M .Goldwater -US bombing of North Vietnam -Explanation -The President’s possible speech on television [TV] -Kissinger’s conversation with Ronald W. Reagan -Resumption of negotiations -Gerald L. Warren’s press conference -Consultations with Congressional leaders -Explanation -Explanation -Resumption of negotiations -Tone -Stopping invasion, return of POWs -Announcement -Forthcoming week -Congressional relations -Briefing of Congressional leaders -Timing -The President’s role -Kissinger’s role -J. William Fulbright -Edward M. Kennedy -Success of negotiations -Kissinger’s conversation with Mansfield -Kissinger’s possible meeting -Senate Foreign Relations Committee -Senate Armed Services Committee -“Hawks” -Charles H. Percy, McGeorge Bundy -George S. McGovern
-34NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 158-26 (cont’d) -Explanation -Kissinger’s response -Negotiations -Breaking impasse -“Doves” -Cambodia -South Vietnamese troops -Necessity -Forthcoming announcement -The President’s critics -Demonstration -Dean Francis B. Sayre -[Thomas] Woodrow Wilson -Warren’s press conference -Protests -William B. Saxbe -Briefing -Effect -Explanation -Kissinger’s conversation with Mansfield -The President’s statements -Press and Congressional relations -Explanation -Negotiations -Prisoners of War [POWs] -Political prisoners in South Vietnam -Exchanges -Press relations -Liberals -Negotiations -Following round -Possible failure -Publication of record -Congressional relations -Kissinger’s telephone calls and meetings -Stennis -Goldwater -Percy -Fulbright
-35NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 158-26 (cont’d) -Albert -Mansfield -Ford -Leaders -Instruction for Warren -US bombing of North Vietnam -Public relations [PR] -Liberals’ view -US government’s position -Congressional relations -Cessation north of 20th Parallel -Notification -People’s Republic of China [PRC] -Message -Tone -US-PRC relations -Chou En-Lai’s statement -Tone -Washington Star -Settlement agreement -Meeting with Kissinger -Timing Harry S. Truman’s memorial service -Reception -Arrangements -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman, John D. Ehrlichman -Edward R. G. Heath -Dwight D. Eisenhower’s funeral -Gen. Charles A. J. M de Gaulle’s funeral -The President’s attendance -Reception by Georges J. R. Pompidou -The President’s schedule -Heath -[Gough Whitlam] of Australia -[Pierre E. Trudeau] of Canada -Pompidou -Heath -[February 1-2], 1973 meetings
-36NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 158-26 (cont’d)
US-France relations -National Security Council [NSC] memorandum -France election -Socialists -Francois M. Mitterand -Pompidou -The President’s written instructions -NSC -Liberals -State Department -State Department -Polls -Pompidou -Socialists -Pompidou -The President’s written instructions -Socialists -Public support -The President’s possible visit to France -Kissinger’s meeting with Pompidou -French Ambassador to US [Jacques Kosciusko-Morizet] -Kissinger’s trip to Paris -Timing -Message from the President -The President’s support for Pompidou -Announcement -Timing Kissinger’s schedule -NSC
Conversation No. 158-27 Date: December 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 6:44 pm and 6:49 pm Location: Camp David Study Table
-37NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 158-27 (cont’d)
The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 237-35] Request for a call to Col. Richard T. Kennedy
Conversation No. 158-28 Date: December 29, 1972 Time: 6:49 pm - 6:52 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with Col. Richard T. Kennedy. [See Conversation No. 237-36] Vietnam War -Cessation of US bombing north of 20th Parallel -Kennedy’s conversation with U. Alexis Johnson -Notification -Australian ambassador [Sir James Plimsoll] -Prime Minister [Gough Whitlam] -US bombing of North Vietnam -Johnson’s view -US bombing of North Vietnam -Press relations -The President’s conversation with Kennedy and Gerald L. Warren -Negotiations -Johnson’s view -[David] Kenneth Rush’s view -North Vietnamese reaction -Timing -Johnson’s view -Cessation -Announcement -Warren
-38NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 158-28 (cont’d) -Kennedy’s conversation with Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -Timing
Conversation No. 158-29 Date: December 29, 1972 Time: 6:52 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 237-37] Request for a call to [David] Kenneth Rush -Rush’s identity -Deputy Secretary of Defense
Conversation No. 158-30 Date: December 29, 1972 Time: 6:52 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 237-38] [David] Kenneth Rush -Return call
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Conversation No. 158-31 Date: December 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 6:52 pm and 7:02 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 237-39] Request for a call to U. Alexis Johnson -Johnson’s identity -[Under] Secretary of State
Conversation No. 158-32 Date: December 29, 1972 Time: 7:02 pm - 7:04 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with U. Alexis Johnson. [See Conversation No. 237-40] Vietnam War -Cessation of US bombing north of 20th Parallel -William P. Rogers -Message -Security -US Navy channels -Notification -The President’s conversation with Gerald L. Warren -Message from the President -Security -Johnson’s initiative -Announcement -Security
-40NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 158-32 (cont’d) -Leaks -US Navy facility -Johnson’s initiative -Congressional relations -J. William Fulbright -Johnson’s congratulations -US bombing of North Vietnam -The President’s decision -The President’s May 8, 1972 decision -Breakdown in negotiations -Johnson’s meeting with Netherlands representative -US-Netherlands relations -Historical perspective -Cessation of US bombing north of 20th Paralle -Johnson’s congratulations
Conversation No. 158-33 Date: December 29, 1972 Time: 7:10 pm - 7:11 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with [David] Kenneth Rush. [See Conversation No. 237-41] Vietnam War -Cessation of US bombing north of 20th Parallel -Announcement -Rush’s congratulations -Media relations -Outcome -Pressures -Settlement agreement -Timing -Congressional relations -Reconvention
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Conversation No. 158-34 Date: December 30, 1972 Time: Unknown between 9:41 am and 9:53 am Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 237-43] Request for a call to Charles W. Colson
Conversation No. 158-35 Date: December 30, 1972 Time: 9:53 am - 10:02 am Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with Charles W. Colson. [See Conversation No. 237-44] Vietnam War -US bombing of North Vietnam -Demonstration -Dean Francis B. Sayre -Response -Cessation north of 20th Parallel -Notification of Congress -William E. Timmons -Conversations with Colson and Col. Richard T. Kennedy -Call to Henry A. Kissinger -Kissinger’s telephone call -Telephone calls
-42NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 158-35 (cont’d) -Hugh Scott -Kissinger’s telephone calls -The President’s conversation with Kissinger -Kennedy -Congressional relations -Possible hearings -William Fulbright -Dr. Thomas E. (“Doc”) Morgan -Kissinger, William P. Rogers -Negotiations -Colson’s conversation with Timmons -Cessation north of 20th Parallel -John A. Scali -Telephone calls -Announcement -Scali -Colson -Gerald L. Warren -Public relations [PR] -Colson’s possible call to the President -The President’s possible call to Colson -Timing -Scali -US bombing of North Vietnam -Congressional relations -Media relations -William B. Saxbe’s statements -Response -Timmon’s possible call to Saxbe -Thomas C. Korologos -Donald E. Lukens -Compared to Samuel L. Devine -Hubert H. Humphrey -Statement -PR -Albert E. Sindlinger’s poll -Intensity -Congressional relations -Reconvention
-43NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 158-35 (cont’d) -Timing -1972 election -Humphrey -Saxbe’s statements -Previous statements and actions -G. Harrold Carswell vote -Letter -Response -Hugh Scott th -Cessation north of 20 Parallel -Notification of Congress -Scott -Possible call from Kissinger -Kissinger’s telephone calls -The President’s instructions -Timmons’s telephone calls -Timmons’s telephone calls -Scott -Kissinger’s telephone calls -Colson’s conversation with Timmons -John C. Stennis -Stennis -Liberals -Scott -Gerald R. Ford -Michael J. Mansfield -Stennis -F. Edward Hebert -Carl B. Albert -Leaders -The President’s decision -Explanation -Scali -The President’s May 8, 1972 decision -Bombing and mining north of 20th Parallel -Suspension -Negotiations -Tone -Resumption
-44NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 158-35 (cont’d) -Cessation north of 20th Parallel -Announcement -Press relations -Scali’s view -Wires -Saigon -United Press International [UPI] article -Reaction -Tone
Conversation No. 158-36 Date: December 30, 1972 Time: Unknown between 10:02 am and 10:04 am Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 237-45] Request for a call to Henry A. Kissinger
Conversation No. 158-37 Date: December 30, 1972 Time: 10:04 am - 10:12 am Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger. [See Conversation No. 237-46] Vietnam War -Cessation of US bombing north of 20th Parallel -Notification of Congress
-45NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 158-37 (cont’d) -Kissinger’s conversation with Michael J. Mansfield -Hearings -J. William Fulbright -Dr. Thomas E. (“Dee”) Morgan -Negotiations -Morgan -House Foreign Affairs Committee -Explanation -Briefings -Timing -The President -Negotiations -Paris -US bombing of North Vietnam -Congressional relations -Hubert H. Humphrey -William B. Saxbe -Humphrey’s statement -Saxbe’s statement -Cessation north of 20th Parallel -Notification of Congress -Kissinger’s telephone calls -Humphrey -Carl B. Albert -Mansfield -Hugh Scott -F. Edward Hebert -John C. Stennis -Barry M. Goldwater -Nelson A. Rockefeller -Ronald W. Reagan -Rockefeller’s reaction -Mansfield -Timmons’s telephone calls -Timing -Announcement -Kissinger’s telephone calls -The President’s decision -Gerald L. Warren
-46NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 158-37 (cont’d) -Meeting with the President -Conversation with the President -Press relations -The President’s May 8, 1972 decision -Bombing and mining north of 20th Parallel -Suspension -Negotiations -Tone -October 1972 -Resumption -Press relations -Los Angeles Times editorial -Public relations [PR] -Saxbe, Humphrey -Kissinger’s location -Palm Springs, California -The President’s television [TV] appearance -Condition -Continuation of bombing -Emotion -Liberals -Kissinger’s attendance at dinner party -Michael Wallace -View -The President’s TV appearance -Timing -Debate -Announcement -Cessation north of 20th Parallel -Statement -Avoiding “gloating” about victory -Congressmen and Senators -Negotiations -North Vietnam -Kissinger’s telephone calls -Necessity -Notification -William P. Rogers’s schedule -Melvin R. Laird’s schedule
-47NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 158-37 (cont’d) -[David] Kenneth Rush -Warren -Congressmen and Senators -Notification -Announcement -Kissinger’s telephone calls -The President’s call to Kissinger
Conversation No. 158-38 Date: December 30, 1972 Time: Unknown between 10:12 am and 10:54 am Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 237-49] Request for a call to Stephen B. Bull
Conversation No. 158-39 Date: December 30, 1972 Time: 10:54 am - 10:56 am Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with Stephen B. Bull. [See Conversation No. 237-50] Harry S. Truman’s memorial service -Guests -Rank -Low level delegations -Head of state
-48NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 158-39 (cont’d) -Edward R. G. Heath -Reception -Guests -Attendance -Dwight D. Eisenhower’s funeral -Comparisons -State Department -Reception -Guests -Heads of state, prime ministers
Conversation No. 158-40 Date: December 30, 1972 Time: 11:06 am - 11:42 am Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with Charles W. Colson. [See Conversation No. 237-51/238-1] Vietnam War -Cessation of US bombing north of 20th Parallel -Announcement -Gerald L. Warren’s press conference -Henry A. Kissinger -Preparation -The President’s meeting with Warren and Col. Richard T. Kennedy -Questions -Review -Press relations -Reaction -Number of reporters -Reaction -Resumption of negotiations -Kissinger, Le Duc Tho
-49NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 158-40 (cont’d) -Timing -Technical talks -Timing -Questions -William B. Saxbe’s statement -US bombing of North Vietnam -Halt -Resumption of negotiations -Tone -Responsibility for initiative -John A. Scali’s view -“No comment” response -US military operations -“No comment” response -Kissinger’s view -Kissinger’s conversation with Colson -Scali -Resumption of negotiations -Responsibility for initiative -Message -Kissinger and Le Duc Tho -Kissinger’s press conference, December 16, 1972 -Kissinger’s “peace is at hand” comment, October 26, 1972 -Warren -Ronald L. Ziegler -Warren’s performance -Statement -Kissinger’s concern -Avoiding “crowing” about victory -The President’s conversation with Kissinger -Warren -William P. Rogers’s schedule -Melvin R. Laird’s schedule -Congressmen and Senators -Kissinger’s conversation with Colson -Negotiations -Statements -Effect
-50NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 158-40 (cont’d) -Resumption of negotiations -Kissinger’s press conference, December 16, 1972 -Exchange of messages -Warren’s statement -Kennedy -Scali -Announcement -Scali -Knowledge, conversations with reporters -Kissinger’s concerns -Kissinger’s press relations -John F. Osborne -Palm Springs, California article -Kissinger’s telephone calls from the President -Announcement -Wire reports -Warren audio report -Ziegler -Scali -Radio stories -Resumption of negotiations -Kissinger, Le Duc Tho -Ziegler -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -John D. Ehrlichman -Ziegler -Kissinger’s role -Warren -Warren’s performance -Scali’s conversation with Stewart M Hensley -Hensley’s article -Scali’s conversation with Robert Pierpoint -The President’s demeanor -Confidence in settlement agreement -Decisiveness -Kissinger -Wire reports -Resumption of negotiations -Kissinger
-51NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 158-40 (cont’d) -Timing -Warren -US bombing of North Vietnam -US policy -Scali -The President’s May 8, 1972 decision -Bombing and mining north of 20th Parallel -Suspension -Negotiations -Tone -Resumption -Possible Hensley article -Scali -Announcement -Colson’s conversation with Scali -Hensley, Pierpoint -The President’s possible conversation with Scali -Scali’s view -Warren’s performance -Tone -Congressional relations -William E. Timmons -Colson’s conversation with Kissinger -Kissinger’s telephone calls -Michael J. Mansfield -Gerald R. Ford -Barry M. Goldwater -Carl B. Albert -Ronald W. Reagan -F. Edward Hebert -Thomas C. Korologos -Kennedy -US bombing of North Vietnam -William B. Saxbe’s statements -Response -Request for apology -[Donald E. Lukens] -Hugh Scott -Colson’s conversation with Korologos
-52NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 158-40 (cont’d) -Appointments -Keith McNamara -Effect -Ohio -“Doves” -New York Times -Washington Post -New York Times -Reaction to US bombing of North Vietnam -Sweden, Australia -Britain, France, Italy -Democrats -Study group -Wilbur D. Mills’s statement -Hubert H. Humphrey -The President’s May 8, 1972 decision -Criticism -Public relations [PR] -US bombing of North Vietnam -PR -Negotiations -Build up -Demonstrations -Press relations -The President’s November 3, 1969 speech -Congressional relations -Colson’s possible call to an unknown person -Colson’s conversation with Timmons, Korologos -Kissinger -Korologos -Telephone calls -Dr. Thomas E. (“Doc”) Morgan -Robert J. Dole -Republican National Committee [RNC] -William S. Mailliard -George D. Aiken -Korologos
-53NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 158-40 (cont’d) -Announcement -Press relations -Scali’s note -Hensley -Gaylord Shaw, Associated Press [AP] -William Gill, American Broadcasting Company [ABC] -Pierpoint -Richard G. Valeriani Scali -Conversation with the President -Appointment -Ambassadorship to United Nations [UN] Vietnam negotiations -Congressional relations -Mansfield -The President’s conversation with Kissinger -Briefing -Timing -J. William Fulbright The President talked with Scali at an unknown time between 11:06 am and 11:42 am. Vietnam War -US bombing of North Vietnam -Reaction -Appointments -Letters -Scali -Daniel P. (“Pat”) Moynihan -Cessation north of 20th Parallel -Announcement -Warren’s press conference -Kissinger -Preparation -The President’s meeting with Warren, Kennedy -Warren’s performance -Scali’s conversation with Kissinger
-54NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 158-40 (cont’d) -Press relations -Exchange of messages -Kissinger’s press conference, December 16, 1972 -Christmas 1972 -Press relations -Hensley -Shaw of AP -The President’s demeanor -Gill -Resumption of negotiations -North Vietnam -Liberals -Pierpoint -Attribution to Scali -Kissinger’s press conference, December 16, 1972 -Prisoners of War [POWs] -North Vietnam’s signal -The President’s demeanor -Valeriani -National Broadcasting Company [NBC] -Meeting with Scali -Critics -Statements -Kissinger’s concern -Avoiding “crowing” about victory -The President’s conversation with Kissinger -Congressional relations -Commentators -Negotiations -North Vietnam -Power -The President’s demeanor -Realism -Announcement -Press relations -Warren’s press conference -Scali’s conversation with Valeriani -Surprise
-55NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 158-40 (cont’d) -Congressional relations -The President’s decision -Kissinger -Necessity -Negotiations -North Vietnam’s delays -Duration -Effect -Return of POWs -Military build up -Surface to air missiles [SAMs] -Infiltration rates -Forthcoming US bombing -Trucks th -Cessation north of 20 Parallel -Announcement -The President’s May 8, 1972 decision -Consistancy -Explanation -The President’s May 8, 1972 decision -Bombing and mining north of 20th Parallel -Suspension -Negotiations -Resumption -Ziegler -Possible Hensley article -North Vietnam’s delays -Congressional relations -Cut off of funds -Cessation north of 20th Parallel -Warren’s press conference -Kissinger’s schedule -Consultation with the President -Telephone calls -Telephone calls -Richard (“Dick”) Wilson -William S. White -Crosby S. Noyes -Washington Star
-56NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 158-40 (cont’d) -Moynihan -State Department briefing -Meeting with scientists -Washington Post -Harvard University -Korologos -Compared to Timmons -Morgan, Mailliard, Aiken -Media relations -Scali -The President’s demeanor -Determination, decisiveness -Announcement -Effect -Walter L. Cronkite, Jr. -John Chancellor -David Brinkley -[Arnold] Eric Sevareid -New York Times op-ed article -Demonstration -Dean Francis Sayre -Reaction -Telephone calls -Washington National Cathedral -Possible appearance -Likelihood -Reaction -Charles P. Collins, III -Blind veteran -John M. O’Neill -Possible appearance -Likelihood -Colson’s possible call to John B. Connally -Explanation -The President’s television [TV] appearance -Advisability -Press and media relations -Washington, DC -North Vietnam
-57NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 158-40 (cont’d) -Kissinger’s view -Self-interest The President’s schedule -Call to Kissinger
Conversation No. 158-41 Date: December 30, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:42 am and 11:51 am Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 238-3] Request for a call to Cdr. Alexander R. Larzelere -Larzelere’s identity -Military aide
Conversation No. 158-42 Date: December 30, 1972 Time: 11:51 am - 11:52 am Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with Cdr Alexander R. Larzelere. [See Conversation No. 238-4] Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon’s schedule -Return to White House -Timing -Helicopter -Weather
-58NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 158-42 (cont’d) -Helicopter -Automobile -Timing
Conversation No. 158-43 Date: December 30, 1972 Time: 11:52 am Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 238-5] Request for a call to Nellie L. Yates
Conversation No. 158-44 Date: December 30, 1972 Time: 11:52 am - 11:53 am Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with Nellie L. Yates. [See Conversation No. 238-6] Yates’s location Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon’s schedule -Return to Washington, DC New Year’s celebration -Chinese wine
-59NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08)
Conversation No. 158-45 Date: December 30, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:53 am and 11:54 am Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 238-7] Request for a call to Charles W. Colson
Conversation No. 158-46 Date: December 30, 1972 Time: 11:54 am - 11:56 am Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with Charles W. Colson. [See Conversation No. 238-8] Vietnam War -Cessation of US bombing north of 20th Parallel -Announcement -The President’s call to Henry A. Kissinger -Colson’s call to Kissinger -Reaction -Colson’s conversation with John B. Connally -Colson’s conversation with Col. Richard T. Kennedy -Gerald L. Warren’s press conference -Kissinger’s press conference, December 16, 1972 -Reference to transcript -Kissinger’s view -Public relations [PR] -Colson’s call to Kissinger -Congressional relations
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Conversation No. 158-47 Date: December 30, 1972 Time: 12:06 pm - 12:15 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with Charles W. Colson. [See Conversation No. 238-9] Vietnam War -Cessation of US bombing north of 20th Parallel -Announcement -Henry A. Kissinger’s view -John A. Scali -Kissinger’s telephone calls -John C. Stennis -Hugh Scott -Negotiations -Gerald R. Ford -Congressional relations -Telephone calls -William E. Timmons and Thomas C. Korologos -Colson -Scali -Charles H. Percy -Robert A. Taft, Jr. -The President’s 1952 “secret fund” controversy -Robert A. Taft, Sr. -William B. Saxbe -Saxbe’s statements -Response -Clark MacGregor -Ohio -Request for apology -Columbus Dispatch -Preston Wolfe -Editor, Carl DeBlum
-61NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 158-47 (cont’d) -Editorials -Possible call from Herbert G. Klein -Possible call from Kenneth W. Clawson -Expression of regret -Newsman -Samuel L. Devine -Compared to Donald E. Lukens -Clarence J. (“Bud”) Brown, Jr. -Robert Taft, Sr. -Timing -Telephone calls -Korologos -Democrats -The President’s call to Kissinger -Timing -Announcement -Kissinger’s view -Telephone calls -Opinion makers -Howard K. Smith -Scali -The President’s conversation with Scali -Press relations -Criticism of US bombing of North Vietnam -Washington Star editorial page -Crosby S. Noyes -Blacks -Washington Post -The President’s interview with Garnett D. (“Jack”) Horner, November 5, 1972 -Smith Hempstone -Noyes’s conversation with Scali -Timing -Saxbe’s statements -Harvard University -Kissinger -Colson’s call to Daniel P. (“Pat”) Moynihan -The President’s call to Colson -Timing
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Conversation No. 158-48 Date: December 30, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:15 pm and 12:27 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 238-10] Request for a call to Gerald L. Warren
Conversation No. 158-49 Date: December 30, 1972 Time: 12:27 pm - 12:29 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with Gerald L. Warren. [See Conversation No. 238-11] Vietnam War -Warren’s press conference -The President’s view -The President’s meeting with Warren -Henry A. Kissinger -John A. Scali -Press relations -Scali’s view -Questions -Tone -Patriotism -Norman Kempster -Helen Thomas -Comment about 1973
-63NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 158-49 (cont’d) -The President’s demeanor -Gaylord Shaw of Associated Press [AP] -Scali -Wire stories
Conversation No. 158-50 Date: December 30, 1972 Time: 12:29 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 238-12] Request for a call to Adm. Thomas H. Moorer
Conversation No. 158-51 Date: December 30, 1972 Time: 12:35 pm - 12:37 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with Adm. Thomas H. Moorer. [See Conversation No. 238-13] Vietnam War -US bombing of North Vietnam -The President’s message to military commanders -The President’s appreciation for courage and sacrifice -Criticism -The President’s letter -Effect on North Vietnamese -Military equipment -Missiles
-64NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 158-51 (cont’d) -Costs -The President’s message to military commanders -Avoiding “gloating” about victory -North Vietnamese reaction -Significance -Resumption of negotiations -“Peaceniks” view -The President’s role -Courage -Air Force -Air Force -View of the President -The President’s message to military commanders
Conversation No. 158-52 Date: December 30, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:37 pm and 12:38 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 238-14] Request for a call to U. Alexis Johnson -Johnson’s identity -Under Secretary of State
Conversation No. 158-53 Date: December 30, 1972 Time: 12:38 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with the Camp David operator.
-65NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 158-53 (cont’d) [See Conversation No. 238-15] U. Alexis Johnson’s location -Golf course [Burning Tree Country Club] Request for a call to [David] Kenneth Rush -Rush’s identity -Deputy Secretary of Defense
Conversation No. 158-54 Date: December 30, 1972 Time: 12:40 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 238-17] [David] Kenneth Rush’s location -Golf course [Burning Tree Country Club] -Return call Request for a call to Henry A. Kissinger
Conversation No. 158-55 Date: December 30, 1972 Time: 12:45 pm - 12:59 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger. [See Conversation No. 238-18] Weather
-66NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 158-55 (cont’d)
Vietnam War -Cessation of US bombing north of 20th Parallel -Kissinger’s telephone calls -Congressional relations -Barry M. Goldwater -Carl B. Albert -Liberals -“Doves” -Hugh Scott Vietnam negotiations -The President’s possible report -Advisability -Scott’s view -Timing -Kissinger’s meetings [with Le Duc Tho] -Scott’s view -1973 Inauguration -Prospects -Anticipation -Delay -Ronald L. Ziegler -Kissinger’s return from Paris -Timing -Announcement -Advisability -Scott’s view Vietnam War -Cessation of US bombing north of the 20th Parallel -Kissinger’s telephone calls -Congressional relations -Scott -John C. Stennis -Albert -Media relations -Secret Service -Jerrold L. Schecter -Charles W. Colson
-67NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 158-55 (cont’d) -Howard K. Smith -Richard (“Dick”) Wilson -US bombing of North Vietnam -Media relations -Smith -The President’s schedule -Dinner, December 18, 1972 -Commentary on television [TV] -Public reaction -Telegrams -Number -Tone -Critics of the President -McGeorge Bundy -Relationship with Kissinger -Telephone calls -Congressional relations -Scott -Michael J. Mansfield -Negotiations -US bombing of North Vietnam -Explanation -Congressional relations -J. William Fulbright -“Doves” -Necessity -Timing -Effect on North Vietnam -Negotiations -Kissinger’s meetings [with Le Duc Tho] -Nguyen Van Thieu -Notification -Timing -Negotiations -Thieu -Ellsworth F. Bunker’s view -Settlement agreement -Fait accompli -Settlement agreement -Paris
-68NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 158-55 (cont’d) -Alexander M. Haig, Jr.’s possible trip [to Saigon] -Tone -Cessation of US bombing north of 20th Parallel -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -Briefing by Col. Richard T. Kennedy -Statements -Inconsistency -Lack of criticism or support -Agnew -Character -Possible trip to Saigon -Advisability -Contributions -The President’s May 8, 1972 decision -US bombing of North Vietnam -Media relations -Smith story -Telegrams -Tone -Press relations -Washington, DC newspapers -Kissinger’s conversation with Otis Chandler -Cessation of US bombing north of 20th Parallel -Kissinger’s telephone calls -Stennis -Kissinger’s call from Key Biscayne -F. Edward Hebert -Goldwater -George D. Aiken -John Chancellor -Washington, DC reporters -Compared to New York reporters -Walter E. Cronkite, Jr. -David Brinkely -Chancellor -Cronkite -[Arnold] Eric Sevareid
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Conversation No. 158-56 Date: December 30, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:59 pm and 1:04 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 238-19] Request for a call to Charles W. Colson
Conversation No. 158-57 Date: December 30, 1972 Time: 1:04 pm - 1:16 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with Charles W. Colson. [See Conversation No. 238-20] Vietnam War -Cessation of US bombing north of 20th Parallel -Colson’s telephone calls -Schedules -Football games -Robert A. Taft, Jr.’s location -Nassau -Daniel P. (“Pat”) Moynihan -US bombing of North Vietnam -Support for the President -The President’s burden -Note for the President -Location -Cambridge, Massachusetts -John B. Connally -US bombing of North Vietnam
-70NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 158-57 (cont’d) -Apprehension -World reaction -Concern, skepticism -Support for the President -Connally’s schedule -John A. Scali’s telephone calls -Press relations -William L. White -Crosby S. Noyes -Stewart T. O. Alsop -Time -Newsweek -Alsop -Frank Cormier -Wire services -Networks -Noyes, White -US bombing of North Vietnam -Washington Star editorial -Criticism of the President’s policies -Resumption of negotiations -Retraction -Scali’s conversation with Noyes -Newbold (“Newby”) Noyes, Jr. -Congressional relations -Thomas C. Korologos’s report -William B. Saxbe’s statement -Response -Clark MacGregor -George Sherman -Scali -Columbus Dispatch -Carl DeBlum -Kenneth W. Clawson -Media relations -Henry A. Kissinger’s conversation with Howard K. Smith -Smith’s commentary on television [TV] -Public reaction -Telegrams -Public relations [PR]
-71NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 158-57 (cont’d) -Michael P. Balzano, Jr. -Calls from Pittsburgh -US bombing of North Vietnam -US bombing of North Vietnam -Washington Star -1972 election -Management -US bombing of North Vietnam -Washington Post -New York Times -Possible articles -US bombing of Norht Vietnam -The President’s decision -Difficulty -Compared to the President’s May 8, 1972 decision -Scali’s view -1972 election -1973 Inauguartion -Press relations -Scali’s view -Kissinger -Demonstrations -Media relations -Kissinger -Scali -Resumption of US bombing north of 20th Parallel -Colson’s conversation with Moynihan -US bombing of North Vietnam -William B. Saxbe’s statements -Response from Ohio -Samuel L. Devine
Conversation No. 158-58 Date: December 30, 1972 Time: 1:18 pm - 1:20 pm Location: Camp David Study Table
-72NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 158-58 (cont’d) The President talked with Tricia Nixon Cox.
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[See Conversation No. 238-22] Tricia Nixon Cox’s schedule -Trip to the Soviet Union -Forthcoming plans -Recent dinner -Jacob D. and Margaret (Glassford) Beam -Robert A. D. and Maria Thereza (Gomes) Ford [?] -Boston -US embassy in Moscow -Forthcoming luncheon -Minister of culture -Guests -Bolshoi Theater -Party for Andrei A. Gromyko -Mayors of Leningrad and Moscow -Edward R. F. Cox New Year’s greetings Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon