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

Chapter II - Audio

These audio clips come from October 1972 taped conversations where President Nixon and his advisors discuss the October Agreement and Henry Kissinger's "peace is at hand" statement.

Use the log files to help you follow along with the conversation. The conversation is highlighted in yellow. If you are having trouble understanding the conversations, here's some advice from the Nixon Tapes Team

May 8 - Address to the Nation on the Situation in Southeast Asia

Date: May 8, 1972

Reference: WHCA Sound Recordings Collection P-720503

Participants: President Nixon

Location: Oval Office

Description: In this speech President Nixon outlines the minimum conditions that the North Vietnamese must meet to achieve peace.

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Transcript: May 8 Speech

EOB 366-6

Date: October 12, 1972

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

Location: Executive Office Building

Description: Kissinger informs President Nixon that he has gone "three for three" in negotiations.

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Log File: EOB 366-6 Log

WHT 32-63

Date: October 26, 1972

Participants: President Nixon, Henry A. Kissinger

Location: Oval Office - Telephone

Description: President Nixon congratulates Kissinger for his performance in the "peace is at hand" press conference.

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Log File: WHT 32-63 Log

WHT 32-65

Date: October 26, 1972

Participants: President Nixon, Charles W. Colson

Location: Oval Office - Telephone

Description: President Nixon and Charles Colson discuss the success of Henry Kissinger's "peace is at hand" press conference.

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Log File: WHT 32-65 Log

"Peace is at hand" Press Conference

Date: October 26, 1972

Reference: WHCA Sound Recordings Collection H-665

Participants: Henry A. Kissinger

Location: White House

Description: In this press conference Kissinger responds to the accusations of the North & South Vietnamese.

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