816

Date: 
Nov 29, 1972 - Nov 30, 1972
Location: 
Oval Office
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-1NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08)
Conversation No. 816-1 Date: November 29, 1972 Time: 2:46 pm - 2:48 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. The President's schedule -Meeting with Henry A. Kissinger -Timing -The President’s forthcoming meeting [with Nguyen Phu Duc and Tran Kim Phuong] Butterfield left at 2:48 pm.
Conversation No. 816-2 Date: November 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 2:48 pm and 2:52 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with an unknown man. Greetings The unknown man left at an unknown time before 2:52 pm.
Conversation No. 816-3 Date: November 29, 1972 Time: 2:52 pm- 5:32 pm Location: Oval Office
-2NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 816-3 (cont’d) The President met with Henry A. Kissinger. The President’s forthcoming meeting [with Nguyen Phu Duc and Tran Kim Phuong] Kissinger’s interview with Oriana Fallaci, November 2 and 4, 1972 -Purpose -Fallaci’s article on the President -Italian Ambassador [Egidio Ortona] -Possible correction -Influence -Thesis -Liberals Kissinger’s statements about the President -Solitary methods of work -Decisions -Courage -Appointment of Kissinger -1968 campaign -Primaries -US interest -Fallaci’s alleged distortions -Kissinger’s self-aggrandizement -“Cowboy” question -John F. Kennedy -Kissinger’s actual response -US public opinion -Movie stars -Analogy to Gary Cooper in High Noon -Liberals -Kissinger’s press relations -Kissinger’s self-aggrandizement -Kissinger’s relationship with the President -Independence Vietnam negotiations -The President’s meeting with Duc and Phuong -Duc’s personality Kissinger’s interview with Fallaci
-3NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 816-3 (cont’d)
Vietnam negotiations -The President’s forthcoming meeting with Duc -Tone -Message for Nguyen Van Thieu -Presidential letters -Settlement agreement -Time table -Forthcoming meeting -Signing -December 22, 1972 -Announcement -December 20, 1972 -Negotiations -December 7, 1972 -South Vietnamese independence -Alleged split between the President and Kissinger -State Department -Consequence -Delay -Alexander M .Haig, Jr.’s schedule -Message delivery to Saigon -US aid to South Vietnam -Congressional relations -Continuation of war -Congressional relations -Supplemental defense budget -Kissinger’s conversation with Caspar W. (“Cap”) Weinberger -Settlement agreement -South Vietnamese demands -North Vietnamese troop withdrawals -Timing -Political provisions -Demilitarized Zone [DMZ] -Nguyen Van Thieu’s letter -North Vietnamese Infiltration -Cambodia -Laos -Duc’s personality
-4NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 816-3 (cont’d) Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 2:52 pm. The President’s forthcoming meeting with Duc and Phuong -Time The President’s recent trip to New York -Play -The Gentlemen of Verona The President’s forthcoming meeting with Duc and Phuong -Timing -Haig Bull left at an unknown time before 3:05 pm. Vietnam negotiations -Settlement agreement -North Vietnam -Problems -US aid to South Vietnam -The President’s forthcoming meeting with Duc and Phuong -Possible leak -Congressional relations -Possible articles by William F. Buckley, Jr. -Kissinger’s recent lunch with Buckley -View of agreement -Thieu -Quality -October 8, 1972 agreement -Importance -US support -Issue for South Vietnam Kissinger’s schedule -Trip to Florida -Meeting with President -Length -Ronald L. Ziegler’s possible press release -Kissinger’s relationship with the President -South Vietnamese view
-5NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 816-3 (cont’d)
Vietnam War -US bombing -Civilians -Settlement agreement -The President’s May 8, 1972 decision -Kissinger’s forthcoming meeting with North Vietnamese -Purpose -October 8, 1972 agreement -Political prisoners -Changes -Kissinger’s recent meeting with Anatoliy F. Dobrynin US-Soviet Union relations -Kissinger’s recent meeting with Dobrynin -Embassies accord -Possible invitation to Tricia Nixon Cox and Edward R. F. Cox to Moscow -Lunch -Leonid I. Brezhnev -North Vietnamese complaint to Soviet Union -The President’s message -US bombing -Timing -US-Soviet Union summit Vietnam negotiations -Settlement agreement -North Vietnamese -Dobrynin’s possible role -Political prisoners US-Soviet Union relations -Possible summit -Brezhnev’s visit to US -Timing -Announcement -Timing -1973 Inauguration Haig, Duc, and Phuong entered at 3:05 pm. The White House photographer and members of the
-6NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 816-3 (cont’d) press were present at the beginning of the meeting. Introduction Haig’s forthcoming assignment -US army Seating Translator Photograph session -Conversation -Reporters Kissinger’s schedule [Photograph session] -Room temperature -Lighting [General conversation] Zozimo T. Monson entered at an unknown time after 3:05 pm. Refreshments -Tea, coffee, Pepsi Cola -Consumme -Paris food Monson left at an unknown time before 5:52 pm. The President’s welcome Vietnam negotiations -Kissinger’s return to Paris, December 3, 1972 -Current status -The President’s goals -US-South Vietnamese relations -The President’s previous efforts
-7NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 816-3 (cont’d) -Demonstrators -Congressional opposition -Political and military fight -South Vietnamese independence -Prisoners of War [POWs] -Current status -US-South Vietnam relations -South Vietnamese views -Kissinger’s return to Paris -The President’s forthcoming meeting with Kissinger, December 1, 1972 -Florida -The President’s written instructions -Conflicts with US -North Vietnamese troops in South Vietnam -Resolution -Communication -Beneficiary -US left wing -Betrayal allegation by Saigon -Kissinger’s instructions -Criticism -Consequences -Destruction -US and South Vietnamese casualties -US public support -Sources -Radio Saigon, media, South Vietnamese government -The President’s support for government of South Vietnam [GVN] and Thieu -US press -Hostility to South Vietnam -Left wing orientation -Current meeting -Exchange of views -The President’s forthcoming instructions for Kissinger -Greetings from Thieu -South Vietnamese gratitude to the President -Vietnamization -Effect on South Vietnam -Strength, self reliance -North Vietnam’s Spring offensive, March 30, 1972
-8NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 816-3 (cont’d) -Vietnamization -Settlement agreement -North Vietnamese interest -Thieu’s views -Instructions to Duc -Kissinger’s instructions -Press attacks -Duc’s wire to Saigon from Paris -Source -South Vietnamese government denial -Saigon Radio reporting -US press in South Vietnam -Hostility to South Vietnam -White House press -Hostility to South Vietnam -Press relations -Need for care -Predictions of South Vietnam failure -Support for North Vietnam -Thieu -Statements about the President -Lack of expression and confidence -Effect -Hostility to South Vietnam in US -Hostility to South Vietnam in US -US-South Vietnam relations -Conflict between Thieu and the President, Kissinger, Haig -Private expression compared to public expression -Radio Hanoi -October 8, 1972 agreement -South Vietnam’s response -Necessity -Cease-fire -Preparations -Thieu’s handling -Psychological aspect -Settlement agreement -Psychological aspect -Victory claims by North and South Vietnam -Consequences
-9NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 816-3 (cont’d) -Thieu -Public relations [PR] sense -Tone -Aid for South Vietnam -Congressional relations -Press relations -Saigon press -Relationship with GVN -Purpose of Duc visit -Informing the President -Thieu’s recent letter to the President -Presentation -Reply to possible questions from the President [No conversation-The President read Thieu’s recent letter] Smoking -The President’s friends -Kissinger’s habits -Eating, drinking [No conversation-The President resumes reading Thieu’s recent letter] Vietnam negotiations -Thieu’s recent letter -The President’s views -Duc’s conversations with Kissinger in Paris -Communism -The President’s approach compared to Thieu’s -South Vietnam’s interest -South Vietnamese civilian and military casualties -Effect on North Vietnam -The President’s tour of refugee camps in 1956 -South-bound traffic -Liberation claim -North Vietnam -Negotiating stance -Tone -Withdrawal of troops -Political prisoners
-10NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 816-3 (cont’d) -Vietcong [VC] -US position -Tone -Cease-fire -Political settlement -Thieu’s concerns -Coalition government -Public statements -Principle of unanimity -Veto -October 8, 1972 agreement -Thieu’s tenure -The President’s January 25, 1972 proposals -North Vietnam’s position -National Council of Reconciliation and Concord [NCRC] -Need for unanimous agreement -Psychological compared to practical effect -US military and economic aid -The President’s personal alliance with Thieu -1972 election -Thieu’s tenure -The President’s role -Responsibility -The President’s approval of Haig’s and Kissinger’s comments -Haig’s trip to Saigon -Kissinger’s trips to Paris -Written instructions -Kissinger’s return to Paris -Substance -Compared to cosmetics -Cables -Secret channels -Kissinger’s forthcoming meeting with North Vietnamese in Paris -Thieu’s changes -Importance -Current meeting -Forthcoming meeting with the President in Florida -Current meeting -Thieu
-11NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 816-3 (cont’d) -Kissinger’s return to Paris -Forthcoming meeting with North Vietnamese -Directions -Authority -Conversations with South Vietnamese delegation -Phuong’s schedule -Progress -Settlement agreement -Goals -US -South Vietnam -Independence compared to imposition of communist government -Thieu’s recent letter -Vietnamization -Success -South Vietnamese forces’ efforts -US air support and mining -Effect on North Vietnamese -Continuation of war -Predictions -North Vietnamese capitulation or withdrawal -Continuation of war -The President’s view -Congressional relations -Congressional relations -The President’s recent meetings and conversations with Senators and Congressmen -“Hawks” -Recent votes -Margins -93rd Congress -Settlement agreement -POWs -Return -Timing -Christmas 1972 -Terms -The President’s May 8, 1972 decision -Bombing, mining
-12NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 816-3 (cont’d) -The President’s January 25, 1972 proposals -Deadline -Cut off of funds -The President’s May 8, 1972 decision -Timing -1972 election, US-Soviet Union summit -Cease-fire, return of POWs, South Vietnam independence -October 8, 1972 agreement -South Vietamese resistance -Congressional relations -Congress’ power of the purse -The President’s visits to Vietnam -South Vietnam -Visit to Hanoi in 1953 -North Vietnamese government -Effect on people -Settlement agreement -South Vietnamese resistance -Congressional relations -Goals -Cease-fire, return of POWs -Thieu’s retention -Commissions -NCRC -Thieu’s possible expectation -The President’s mobilization of public support -Bombing, mining -North Vietnamese troop withdrawals from South Vietnam -Settlement agreement -Political provisions -1954 [Geneva] Accords -Breaking by Communists -Quality -North Vietnamese troop withdrawals from South Vietnam -Coalition government -NCRC -Thieu’s view -US support
-13NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 816-3 (cont’d) -Congressional and public support of the President -Bombing -Communist violations of agreement -Commitment -Current meeting -South Vietnam acceptance -Congressional relations -Appeal for funds -Timing -Economic and military aid -Replacements -Budget -Cease-fire -POWs -Political provisions -The President’s commitments to South Vietnamese -Military and economic assistance -US bases in Thailand, Philippines -Possible North Vietnamese violations -Resumption of bombing -Support of Thieu -US influence with Soviet Union, People’s Republic of China [PRC], and North Vietnam -Military and economic assistance -Congress -Resumption of bombing against North Vietnam -Instructions for Kissinger -Cambodia -The President’s May 8, 1972 decision -The President’s relationship with Thieu -Thieu’s stance -North Vietnamese withdrawal from South Vietnam -Political provisions -Role to enemy -Elections -NCRC -Improvement to agreement -South Vietnamese security -US support -Economic and military aid
-14NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 816-3 (cont’d) -Changes -US political realities -Congressional relations -The President’s possible appearance before joint session, January 4, 1973 -“Doves” -J. William Fulbright -Michael J. (“Mike”) Mansfield -“Hawks” -John C. Stennis -Barry M. Goldwater -Gerald R. Ford -Recent meeting with the President -Limits to US support -Ford’s recent meeting with the President -Ford’s predictions on Congressional vote -POWs for withdrawal -Mood of Congress -Thieu’s -Public mood -1972 election -The President’s evaluation -South Vietnam’s survival -US aid -Separate peace -South Vietnamese and US casualties -US aid -Congress’ power of the purse -POWs -South Vietnam’s and US effort -Thieu’s position -The President’s sympathy for South Vietnamese -1966 visit -Girl amputee in South Vietnamese hospital -VC -US interest -South Vietnamese resistance -Congressional relations -Time table -Signing
-15NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 816-3 (cont’d) -December 22, 1972 -Cut off of funds -Resolution -January 3, 1973 -Veto option -Rider -POWs -“Doves” and “hawks” -The President’s possible meeting with Thieu -Terms -Acceptance of settlement -US and GVN unity -North Vietnamese violations -Consequences -The President’s possible public statement -US support for South Vietnam -US public opinion -George H. Gallup poll -POWs for withdrawal -The President’s goals -Cease-fire -Political settlement -Thieu’s retention -Coalition government -The President’s opposition -North Vietnam’s position -Congress’s power of the purse -South Vietnamese acceptance -Kissinger’s return to Paris -The President’s instructions -Thieu’s possible statement -Expression of confidence in the President -Effect -Congressional relations -Economic and military aid -Funding -US bombing -1972 election -Gallup poll -Congressional relations
-16NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 816-3 (cont’d) -Public statements -US negotiating position -Thieu -Time table -Sheriff metaphor -The President’s trips to PRC, Soviet Union -Kissinger’s trips to Paris -“Doves” -Meetings with the President -Mansfield -Fulbright -Terms -Quality -GVN’s survival -Correspondence between Thieu and the President -The President’s goals -End to war -Prevention of communist unity -North Vietnamese acceptance -Bombing, mining, US resolve -US economic and military aid -“Hardware” -Compared to “software” -Bombing -Lyndon B. Johnson -The President’s view -1968 bombing halt -US operations -Cambodia -Laos -Bombing and mining -US public -Acceptance -Support for the President -South Korea -Survival -US troop presence -US military and economic aid *********************************************************************
-17NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 816-3 (cont’d) BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4 [National Security] [Subject: Korea] [Duration: 13s ] END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4 ********************************************************************* -North Vietnamese infiltration -Troops in South Vietnam -Withdrawal -Possible understandings -Kissinger -Risk -Principles -South Vietnamese view -Cease-fire, return of POWs, South Vietnamese independence -Presentation as GVN victory -PR -North Vietnamese troops in South Vietnam -Political provisions -North Vietnamese troops in South Vietnam -Importance of issue -Invasion -Lack of right -Provision for withdrawal -Absence -Effect on morale of South Vietnamese military and public -Effect on post-settlement election -Freedom of choice of voters -Elections -Timing -Thieu -Thieu’s approval -Demobilization -Paragraph 13 -US support for South Vietnam
-18NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 816-3 (cont’d) Manolo Sanchez entered and left at an unknown time before 5:32 pm. -Violations -US response -Demobilization -The President’s anti-communism -Bureaucracy -The President’s May 8, 1972 decision -National Security Council [NSC] -Cambodia and Laos -Ho Chi Minh Trail -Laotian settlement -North Vietnamese Army [NVA] reinforcements in South Vietnam -Principle denying right to be in South Vietnam -Proof -The President’s view -Notes -Commitments -North Vietnamese troops in South Vietnam -US monitoring of agreements -The President’s May 8, 1972 decision -Empathy for South Vietnamese concerns -Enforcements -US intelligence operations -Thailand -United Nations [UN] -International supervisory groups -Communist participation -Poland -US intelligence operations ********************************************************************* BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 8 [National Security] [Subject: Intelligence] [Duration: 7s ] END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 8 *********************************************************************
-19NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 816-3 (cont’d) -Thailand -Troop movements -Size -Bombing -Arms shipments -Tanks -Quang Tri -Soviet Union -Ho Chi Minh Trail -Tanks -Number -Troop movements -Joint intelligence -Military aides ********************************************************************* BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 9 [National Security] [Subject: Intelligence] [Duration: 16 s ] END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 9 ********************************************************************* -Violations -US retaliation -Justifications -Compared to 1955 -DMZ -Cambodia, Laos neutrality -Cease-fire -Prohibition of reinforcements -US meeting with North Vietnamese allies -Costs for North Vietnamese -South Vietnam’s military performance -Haig’s view -The President’s May 8, 1972 decision -Bombing and mining -North Vietnam -Claim of right to be in South Vietnam
-20NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 816-3 (cont’d) -Denial -Priniciples -Compared to Shanghai Communique and Manila Proclamation -Tone -Withdrawal of non-South Vietnamese troops -US troops -Foreign troops -Armed forces remaining within national borders -South Vietnamese confidence and morale -Specific reference to North Vietnamese troops -Saigon’s changes -Kissinger’s meeting with North Vietnam -Principle -Armed forces remaining within national borders -Hanoi’s position -Denial of presence of North Vietnamese in South Vietnam -Time spent on issue -Disclaim of right to use force -“Software” compared to “hardware” (steel and bombs) -Importance -Interpretations -US-South Vietnam agreement -The President’s forthcoming meeting with Thieu -Impact on Hanoi, Soviet Union, PRC, South Vietnamese people -Timing -Failure of past summits -The President’s conversation with Dobrynin -Camp David, Genevea, Vienna -Kennedy -Dwight D. Eisenhower -Johnson -Glassboro -Reason -Reasons -US-South Vietnam relations -The President’s concerns -Thieu’s letter to the President
-21NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 816-3 (cont’d) -The President’s instructions to Kissinger -Congressional relations -Reconvening date -January 3, 1973 -Cut off funds -“Hawks” -October 8, 1972 agreement -Possible communist violation -Terms -POWs -Cease-fire -Thieu’s retention -South Vietnam (GVN) -South Vietnamese independence -Phrasing -Mysticism -The President’s Quaker background -Responses to violations -US military aid to South Vietnam -Breakdown -Responsibility of Thieu and the President -South Vietnamese defeat -Aid to North Vietnam -Congressional relations -US withdrawal from war -US-South Vietnam relations -The President’s frankness -Mutual sacrifices -The President’s commitment of support -Economic and military aid -Resumption of bombing -North Vietnamese violations -Conditions -Congressional relations -POWs -POWs -Thieu’s recent letter -Release of North Vietnamese political prisoners -US POWs -Issue in US
-22NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 816-3 (cont’d) -Continuation of US military operations -Thieu -Bombing, mining -Pressure on North Vietnamese -Limitations -Congressional relations -Cut off of funds -Deadline -January 13, 1973 -Hearing -Vote -Public reaction -Support from “hawks” -Speeches -GVN -Army of the Republic of Vietnam [ARVN] -Press relations -The President’s recent meeting with Ford -Ford’s identity -Republican leader of House of Representatives -Cease-fire, return of POWs -Thieu’s retention, control of political process -The President’ support -Resumption of bombing -Thieu’s and Duc’s point of view -US political realities -The President’s commitment -The President’s commitment -Aid, bombing -Limitations -Need for public support -Congressional reaction to Thieu’s resistance -Cut off of aid -Thieu’s resistance -Continuation of war -Bombing -Congressional relations -Cut off of funds -Duration -US public reaction
-23NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 816-3 (cont’d) -Impact on Congress -North Vietnamese positions -POWs -Cease-fire -GVN -Elections -Veto -Past unreasonableness -Seven points of 1971 -Troop withdrawal for POWs -Request for Thieu overthrow -The President’s position -Support for GVN -Television appearances -Number -North Vietnamese demand -Imposition of communist government on South Vietnam -Thieu’s recent letter -Agreement language -US threat against North Vietnam -NVA in South Vietnam -Possible language changes -“South Vietnamese armed forces” -Cease-fire -Principle Bull entered at an unknown time after 3:05 p.m. The President’s schedule -Forthcoming meeting with black administration officials -Delay -John D. Ehrlichman Bull left at an unknown time before 5:32 pm. Vietnam negotiations -Settlement agreement -South Vietnamese meetings with Kissinger -Timing -Meetings with the President
-24NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 816-3 (cont’d) -The President’s schedule -Cabinet -Joint Chiefs of Staff [JCS] -Kissinger’s role in negotiations -Performances as the President’s spokesman -Qualities as negotiator -Tenacity -PRC, Soviet Union -Adherence to the President’s views -Instructions -Support for South Vietnam -NVA in South Vietnam -Claim of right to remain in South Vietnam -NCRC -Non-governmental functions -Foreign, economic policies, district governments -State Department -Thieu’s tenure -The President’s support for Thieu -Thieu’s retention -Foreign, economic policies -Thieu -The President’s role -Demobilization -Terminology -Description of organization, structure -Briefing -“Coalition government,” “structure of power” -US lawyers, ambassadors -Political aspects -1972 election -US-South Vietnam agreement -Effect on world, North Vietnam, Soviet Union, PRC, South Vietnam -The President’s possible meeting with Thieu -Timing -Christmas, New Year’s Day -1973 Inauguration -State of the Union address, Inaugural address, budget
-25NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 816-3 (cont’d) -Symbolism -Press relations -“Administrative” -Removal -Components -Terminology -Government -Compared to commission -Terminology -Forthcoming explanation -US support -Thieu’s relationship with the President -Press relations -Public statements -Compromises -Unconditional surrender by North Vietnam -The President’s counterfactual actions -Military action -Bombing -Landing in Haiphong area -GVN’s strength -ARVN -Air force -Economy -Role in Southeast Asia -US support -Comparison with Cambodia and Laos -Vietnamese people -Working ability -Fighting ability -Bravery -US support for GVN -Economic and military aid -South Vietnamese resistance -Congressional relations -1972 election -Senate losses -House of Representatives gains -Ford -US-South Vietnam agreement
-26NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 816-3 (cont’d) -The President’s possible meeting with Thieu -Timing -Disagreement -Effect -US-South Vietnam relations -Congressional relations -US military action -1965 -Escalation -Peace -Johnson’s views -Johnson’s meeting with the President -Bombing -The President’s view -The President’s 1965 trip to South Vietnam -The President’s May 8, 1972 decision -Mining -Soviet Union protest -Kissinger’s recent threat to North Vietnamese in Paris -The President’s instructions -Bombing resumption -Compared to the President’s May 8, 1972 decision -US-Soviet Union summit -US-South Vietnam relations -Thieu’s instructions -Hanoi’s view -Saigon’s “satellite” status Bull entered at an unknown time after 3:05 pm.
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-27NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 816-3 (cont’d) *****************************************************************
Bull left at an unknown time before 5:32 pm. Vietnam negotiations -Settlement agreement -US-South Vietnam relations -Division of issues -Military -US -Political -South Vietnam -Thieu’s recent letter -Timing -Kissinger’s return to Paris -Goals -The President’s May 8, 1972 decision -The President’s January 25, 1972 proposals -Kissinger’s forthcoming meeting with Duc -Recent meetings -North Vietnamese posture -US strategy -Changes -The President’s opposition -Political settlement -Issue of imposition by US on South Vietnam -Implementation -Thieu, Duc, Phuong -US support -North Vietnam -Troops -Psychological factors -Psychological factors -US-South Vietnam unity -Congressional relations -Funding -Economic and military aid -US public support -Thieu
-28NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 816-3 (cont’d) -Opposition -US Congressional and public reaction -Cut off of funds -South Vietnamese meetings with Kissinger -The President’s decision -Thieu’s recent letter -Points -NVA withdrawal from South Vietnam -The President’s recent meeting with Kissinger in Camp David -The President’s forthcoming meeting with Kissinger in Key Biscayne -Review of Kissinger-South Vietnam discussions -The President’s instructions -Thieu’s gratitude -South Vietnam -Political conditions -PR -US-Asia policy -Post-World War II period -PRC -Vietnam -NVA withdrawals from South Vietnam -Manila Proclamation -Simultaneous withdrawals -Principle -Terminology -NCRC -Coalition government -Component government -Description of structure -Necessity -US support -Economic and military aid -US military response to North Vietnamese violations -PRC -US influence -Extent -Normalization process -Shanghai Communique -Renunciation of expansionism
-29NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 816-3 (cont’d) Well wishes Kissinger’s schedule -Forthcoming meeting with Duc and Phuong Kissinger, Duc, Phuong and Haig left at 5:32 pm. Bull entered and left at 5:32 pm.
Conversation No. 816-4 Date: November 29, 1972 or November 30, 1972 Time: Unknown time between 5:32 pm, November 29, 1972 and 8:34 am, November 30, 1972 Location: Oval Office Unknown people met.
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Unknown people left at an unknown time before 8:34 am, November 30, 1972.
Conversation No. 816-5 Date: November 29, 1972 or November 30, 1972 Time: Unknown time between 5:32 pm, November 29, 1972 and 8:34 am, November 30, 1972 Location: Oval Office
-30NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb.-08) Conversation No. 816-5 (cont’d)
Unknown people met.
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Unknown people left at an unknown time before 8:34 am, November 30, 1972.
Conversation No. 816-6 Date: November 29, 1972 or November 30, 1972 Time: Unknown time between 5:32 pm, November 29, 1972 and 8:34 am, November 30, 1972 Location: Oval Office Unknown people met.
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Unknown people left at an unknown time before 8:34 am, November 30, 1972.