Date: November 18, 1972

Time: 12:45 pm – 12:49 pm

Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger.

Vietnam negotiations

-Settlement agreement

-South Vietnam

-Possible US bilateral actions

-Aid programs

-Possible Congressional cut-off

-Ellsworth F. Bunker

-US message to Nguyen Van Thieu

-Negotiating position




-Impact on final agreement

-US reaction

-US efforts

-Alexander M. Haig, Jr.’s trips, Kissinger’s trips And Bunker’s



-Reception of emissary

-The President’s role

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Tape Subject Log

(rev. June-07)

-Reading, drafting

-Final agreement


-South Vietnam

-Negotiating stance

-US reaction

-Make-up of new Congress

-Thieu’s responsibility

-US assistance

-US response




-Possible collapse of South Vietnam

-South Vietnam’s ability to handle agreement

-South Vietnamese control of South Vietnam

-Central Intelligence Agency [CIA]



-Control by Government of Vietnam [GVN]

-Thieu’s actions

-1972 election

-Bargaining Position