Date: December 12, 1972

Time: 8:31 pm ­ 8:38 pm

Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Alexander M. Haig, Jr.

Vietnam negotiations

-Henry A. Kissinger’s message



-Compared to telephone call


-Work by experts

-Washington Star article

-Kissinger’s return

-Military plan


-Wire to Kissinger


-Demilitarized zone [DMZ]

-Le Duc Tho

-Politburo difficulty

-Message exchange

-Telephone call from Anatoliy F. Dobrynin

-Trip [by Tricia Nixon Cox and Edward R. F. Cox]

-Possible cancellation

-Avoidance of embarrassment

-Haig’s recent conversation with Dobrynin

-Kissinger’s message

-Settlement agreement




Tape Subject Log

(rev. Dec.-07)

-Exchange of messages

-North Vietnamese delays

-Call to Dobrynin

-Trip cancellation

-US bombing


-Kissinger’s message


-Nguyen Van Thieu

-Vice President Spiro T. Agnew’s and Haig’s possible trip

-Exerting pressure on Thieu


-Effect on Hanoi

-Financial assistance

-Melvin R. Laird

-Public comment


-Message for Ellsworth F. Bunker

-Kissinger at Paris

-William J. Porter

-Thieu’s speech to the South Vietnam National Assembly December

12, 1972

-Central Intelligence Agency [CIA] analysis

-Call to Dobrynin

-Trip cancellation

-Leonid I. Brezhnev