Date: November 18, 1972

Time: 12:15 pm – 12:20 pm

Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger.

Vietnam negotiations

-Settlement agreement

-Message to Ellsworth F. Bunker

-The President’s directions

-Dealings with South Vietnamese

-Nguyen Van Thieu

-Thieu’s attitudes

-The President’s previous letter

-South Vietnam

-Possible emissary to the President

-Paris negotiations

-Further messages


-The President’s response on South Vietnam bargaining


-The President’s previous letter

-Pressure on US

-South Vietnam position

-Changes in negotiating points


-Le Duc Tho’s possible response

-Previous Changes

-Alexander M. Haig, Jr.’s recent trip


-Impact on agreement

-Withdrawal of forces

-US and North Vietnamese


-Emissary to South Vietnam

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Tape Subject Log

(rev. June-07)


-John B. Connally

-North Vietnam reaction to US proposals

-Agreement quality

-South Vietnam

-US bargaining position


Peter G. Peterson

-New appointment

-Foreign policy


-Commerce Department

-George P. Shultz

-Access to White House