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Date: 
Dec 31, 1972
Location: 
Camp David
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-1NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. June-08)
Conversation No. 159-1 Date: December 31 1972 Time: Unknown between 9:55 am and 11:17 am Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 238-25] Request for a call to Charles W. Colson
Conversation No. 159-2 Date: December 31, 1972 Time: 11:17 am - 11:47 am Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with Charles W. Colson. [See Conversation No. 238-26] 1972 -End of the year -Review of the year
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-2NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. June-08) Conversation No. 159-2 (cont’d)
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Vietnam War -US bombing of North Vietnam -Press relations -New York Times article -Disagreement in administration -State Department -Defense Department -James B. (“Scottie”) Reston aticle [“Nixon and Kissinger”] in New York Times -Henry A. Kissinger’s position -Compared to the President’s position -Messages -Cessation of US bombing north of 20th Parallel -Timing -Kissinger’s relationship with the President -Kissinger’s possible resignation -Vietnam negotiations -Writing of record -Breakdown in talks -Effect on the President -Comments -Distortion -Reston -The President’s refusal to see -Interview with Chou En-Lai -Accuracy -Source -Kissinger -Marvin L. Kalb’s story -Colson’s conversation with Kissinger -Conversation with Kalb -Kissinger’s conversation with the President -Kalb’s congratulations -Ronald L. Ziegler
-3NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. June-08) Conversation No. 159-2 (cont’d) -John A. Scali -Cessation north of 20th Parallel -Announcement -Colson’s conversation with Scali -Timing -Public relations [PR] -International protests -Britain, France -International protests -Australia, Sweden -Press relations -Scali’s view -Scali’s role -Helen Thomas -Gerald L. Warren’s press conference -“Peacenik” -Robert Pierpoint’s report -Scali -Alleged US capitulation to North Vietnam -Credibility -Columbus, Ohio -Motives for criticism -Washington, DC -1972 election -Reston -“Preacher” -Scientists [American Association for the Advancement of Science] -George S. McGovernites -Interim before 1973 Inauguration -Patrick J. Buchanan -1972 election -Effect on establishment -Kissinger -Conversations with Kalb, McGeorge Bundy -Conversation with the President -Harvard University -Reston -Telephone calls
-4NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. June-08) Conversation No. 159-2 (cont’d) -Check -Instruction for Colson -White House operator, switchboard -Reston -Palm Spring, California -Reston article -Kissinger -Scali -Ziegler -Negotiations -Settlement agreement -Investigation -Colson’s call to Kissinger -Sources -National Security Council [NSC] -Scali’s view -Negotiations -Breakdown -Possible leak of wire -Effect on Kissinger -Timing -Resumption -Le Duc Tho -Paris -Attacks on Hanoi, Haiphong -Congressional relations -The President’s second term -Source -The President’s policies -Accomplishments -Effect -Settlement agreement -North Vietnam -PR -Colson’s view -Politicians -Polls -Albert E. Sindlinger -Congressional relations -Samuel L. Devine
-5NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. June-08) Conversation No. 159-2 (cont’d) -Press relations -George Embrey article in Columbus Dispatch -“Nixon Ends Bombing; North Vietnam to Negotiate” -Devine -“[William B.] Saxbe Feels Political Shock” -Saxbe’s comments -Devine -Condition for support -Apology -Donald D. Clancy -Op-ed article -The President’s view -Cessation of US bombing north of 20th Parallel -Republicans -Percy -Hugh Scott -Dan Rather’s report -Hubert H. Humphrey’s statement -Press coverage -Carl B. Albert’s statement -Michael J. Mansfield -Possible investigation -Consultation with Congress -The President’s May 8, 1972 decision -Negotiations -Press relations -Cessation of US bombing north of 20th Parallel -Columbia Broadcasting Company [CBS] -Hanoi -Destruction -Announcement -Airplane losses -The President’s conversation with Adm. Thomas H. Moorer -B-52s -Press relations -Timing -Attacks on Hanoi -Washington Post -Demonstration -New York Times
-6NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. June-08) Conversation No. 159-2 (cont’d) -Article -Writing -Timing -Negotiations -“Serious” tone -Pierpoint -Scali -Conversation with the President -Loss of B-52s -Kissinger’s press conference -US bombing north of the 20th Parallel -The President’s May 8, 1972 decision -Kissinger’s press conference -Kissinger’s concern -Self-image -Explanation of points -Ziegler -Explanation of points -Herbert G. Klein -1972 campaign -John B. Connally -Scali -Compared to Klein -Ziegler -Kissinger -Reston article -Col. Richard T. Kennedy -Telephone calls -The President’s staff -Concern -Self-image -Call from Colson -Kissinger’s telephone calls -Palm Springs, California -Kalb -Reston article -Effect on negotiations -Le Duc Tho -Questions for Warren -Sources
-7NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. June-08) Conversation No. 159-2 (cont’d) -Return call to the President