1. Introduction
    1. Audio
  2. Chapter I
  3. Chapter II
    1. Audio
    2. Documents
  4. Chapter III
    1. Documents
  5. Chapter IV
    1. Audio
    2. Video
    3. Documents
  6. Chapter V
    1. Audio
    2. Documents
  7. Conclusion
  8. Appendix
    1. Audio
    2. Video
    3. Documents
    4. Photo Gallery

Additional Documents

This section contains other primary source documents which were used to create this exhibition. Sources include letters, cables, Memcons, and Memos from October 1972 - January 1973.

Cable: H.R. ("Bob") Haldeman to Henry A. Kissinger

Date: November 22, 1972

Reference: HAK Office Files, Box 26, HAK Paris Trip TOHAK November 18 - 25, 1972

Participants: President Nixon, Henry A. Kissinger, H.R. ("Bob") Haldeman

Description: President Nixon voices his displeasure with the lack of progress in the negotiations.

View File: Cable: TOHAK 49 (to download right click and select save as...)

Cable: President Nixon to Henry A. Kissinger

Date: November 24, 1972

Reference: HAK Office Files, Box 26, HAK Paris Trip TOHAK November 18 - 25, 1972

Participants: President Nixon, Henry A. Kissinger

Description: President Nixon gives further instructions to Kissinger.

View File: Cable: HAKTO 84 (to download right click and select save as...)

Cable: President Nixon to Henry A. Kissinger

Date: November 25, 1972

Reference: HAK Office Files, Box 26, HAK Paris Trip TOHAK November 18 - 25, 1972

Participants: President Nixon, Henry A. Kissinger

Description: President Nixon tells Kissinger he would prefer to continue the negotiations if possible.

View File: Cable: HAKTO 94 (to download right click and select save as...)

Cable: Henry A. Kissinger to President Nixon

Date: November 30, 1972

Reference: NSC Files, Box 862, CAMP DAVID MEMCOS, September – December 1972

Participants: President Nixon, Henry A. Kissinger

Description: Kissinger sends along a letter from President Thieu to President Nixon.

View File: Cable: HAKTO 11-30-72 (to download right click and select save as...)

Cable: President Nixon to Henry A. Kissinger

Date: December 4, 1972

Reference: HAK Office Files, Box 27, HAK Paris Trip TO HAK 1-100 December 3 – 13, 1972

Participants: President Nixon, Henry A. Kissinger

Description: President Nixon instructs Kissinger to pursue Option Two.

View File: Cable: TOHAK 28 (to download right click and select save as...)

Cable: Henry A. Kissinger to President Nixon

Date: December 5, 1972

Reference: HAK Office Files, Box 27, HAK Paris Trip HAKTO & Memos to Pres, etc., December 3 – 13, 1972

Participants: President Nixon, Henry A. Kissinger

Description: Kissinger recommends an increase in bombing if the negotiations breakdown and for the President to address the nation.

View File: Cable: HAKTO 13 (to download right click and select save as...)

Cable: Henry A. Kissinger to President Nixon

Date: December 6, 1972

Reference: HAK Office Files, Box 27, HAK Paris Trip HAKTO & Memos to Pres, etc., December 3 – 13, 1972

Participants: President Nixon, Henry A. Kissinger

Description: Kissinger updates President Nixon on the status of the negotiations.

View File: Cable: HAKTO 6 (to download right click and select save as...)

Cable: Henry A. Kissinger to President Nixon

Date: December 7, 1972

Reference: HAK Office Files, Box 27, HAK Paris Trip HAKTO & Memos to Pres, etc., December 3 – 13, 1972

Participants: President Nixon, Henry A. Kissinger

Description: Kissinger informs the President that the negotiations have reached a critical point.

View File: Cable: HAKTO 24 (to download right click and select save as...)

Cable: President Nixon to Henry A. Kissinger

Date: December 7, 1972

Reference: HAK Office Files, Box 27, HAK Paris Trip TO HAK 1-100 December 3 – 13, 1972

Participants: President Nixon, Henry A. Kissinger

Description: President Nixon instructs Kissinger to push for a settlement.

View File: Cable: TOHAK 90 (to download right click and select save as...)

Cable: President Nixon to Henry A. Kissinger

Date: December 7, 1972

Reference: HAK Office Files, Box 27, HAK Paris Trip TO HAK 100-192 December 3 – 13, 1972

Participants: President Nixon, Henry A. Kissinger

Description: President Nixon gives Kissinger praise for his hard work in the negotiations.

View File: Cable: TOHAK 125 (to download right click and select save as...)

Cable: President Nixon to Henry A. Kissinger

Date: December 12, 1972

Reference: HAK Office Files, Box 27, HAK Paris Trip TO HAK 100-192 December 3 – 13, 1972

Participants: President Nixon, Henry A. Kissinger

Description: President Nixon instructs Kissinger to return on December 13 if a settlement is not reached.

View File: Cable: TOHAK 168 (to download right click and select save as...)

Cable: President Nixon to Henry A. Kissinger

Date: December 12, 1972

Reference: HAK Office Files, Box 27, HAK Paris Trip TO HAK 100-192 December 3 – 13, 1972

Participants: President Nixon, Henry A. Kissinger

Description: President Nixon gives Kissinger some instructions before he returns from Paris.

View File: Cable: TOHAK 173 (to download right click and select save as...)

Cable: Henry A. Kissinger to President Nixon

Date: January 9, 1973

Reference: White House Special Files, President's Personal Files, Box 82, Kissinger Messages Re VN Peace Negotiations—Jan. 1973

Participants: President Nixon, Henry A. Kissinger

Description: Kissinger informs the President that they have reached a major breakthrough in the negotiations.

View File: Cable: HAKTO 1-9-73 (to download right click and select save as...)

Letter: President Nixon to President Thieu

Date: December 17, 1972

Reference: White House Special Files, President's Personal Files, Box 16, Thieu, Nguyen Van

Participants: President Nixon, President Thieu

Description: President Nixon writes to warn President Thieu that the United States will sign a peace agreement without him.

View File: Letter: President Nixon to President Thieu (to download right click and select save as...)

Memo: Henry A. Kissinger to President Nixon

Date: November 25, 1972

Reference: HAK Office Files, Box 26, HAK Paris Trip TOHAK November 18 - 25, 1972

Participants: President Nixon, Henry A. Kissinger

Description: Kissinger updates President Nixon on the negotiations and includes the most recent draft of the proposed agreement.

View File: Memo: Kissinger to President Nixon (to download right click and select save as...)

Memo: Melvin R. Laird, David Kenneth Rush, Adm. Thomas H. Moorer to President Nixon

Date: November 1972

Reference: POW/MIA Collection, Box 2, Cease-fire 1972

Participants: President Nixon, Melvin R. Laird, David Kenneth Rush, Adm. Thomas H. Moorer

Description: Laird, Rush, and Moorer urge President Nixon to accept the agreement.

View File: Memo: Laird to President Nixon(to download right click and select save as...)

Memo: President Nixon to Henry A. Kissinger

Date: December 1, 1972

Reference: HAK Office Files, Box 26, HAK Paris Trip TOHAK November 18 - 25, 1972

Participants: President Nixon, Henry A. Kissinger

Description: President Nixon gives Kissinger his instructions for the next round of negotiations.

View File: Memo: President Nixon to Kissinger (to download right click and select save as...)

Memo: President Nixon to Henry A. Kissinger

Date: December 15, 1972

Reference: White House Special Files, President's Personal Files, Box 4, Memos—December 1972

Participants: President Nixon, Henry A. Kissinger

Description: President Nixon gives Kissinger instructions on what to say in his December 16, 1972 press conference.

View File: Memo: President Nixon to Kissinger (to download right click and select save as...)

Memo: President Nixon to Henry A. Kissinger

Date: December 16, 1972

Reference: White House Special Files, President's Personal Files, Box 4, Memos—December 1972

Participants: President Nixon, Henry A. Kissinger

Description: President Nixon gives Kissinger some final instructions for his upcoming press conference.

View File: Memo: President Nixon to Kissinger (to download right click and select save as...)

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