Date: October 17, 1972

Time: 8:37 pm – 8:40 pm

Location: White House Telephone

Alexander M. Haig, Jr. talked with the President.

[See Conversation No. 368-16]

Vietnam peace settlement

-Henry A. Kissinger’s message

-Proposed wording

-William H. Sullivan’s view

-International commission

-William P. Rogers’s role

-Kissinger’s prediction

-Kissinger’s possible trip to Hanoi

-Possible US bombing halt

-The President’s view

-Forthcoming message from Kissinger


-Nguyen Van Thieu

-US military action

-North Vietnam

-Saigon area

-South Vietnamese assembly

-Support for Thieu