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 IV - Audio

These audio clips from conversations in December 1972 highlight the evolution of the December Bombing decision.

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

WHT 34-15

Date: December 4, 1972

Participants: President Nixon, Richard T. Kennedy

Location: Oval Office - Telephone

Description: President Nixon dictates to Kennedy the instructions for Henry Kissinger to follow in Paris.

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Log File: WHT 34-15 Log

CDHW 233-10

Date: December 6, 1972

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

Location: Camp David

Description: President Nixon and Haldeman discuss how Kissinger's "peace is at hand" statement has hurt the negotiations.

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Log File: CDHW 233-10 Log

Oval 823-1

Date: December 14, 1972

Participants: President Nixon, Henry A. Kissinger, Alexander M. Haig, Jr.

Location: Oval Office

Description: President Nixon, Kissinger, and Haig discuss the current state of the negotiations.

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Log File: Oval 823-1 Log

Oval 823-1

Date: December 14, 1972

Participants: President Nixon, Henry A. Kissinger, Alexander M. Haig, Jr.

Location: Oval Office

Description: Kissinger gives President Nixon his recommendation for breaking the impasse in the negotiations.

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Log File: Oval 823-1 Log

Oval 823-1

Date: December 14, 1972

Participants: President Nixon, Henry A. Kissinger, Alexander M. Haig, Jr.

Location: Oval Office

Description: Kissinger tells President Nixon he would be "impotent" if he does not bomb North Vietnam.

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Log File: Oval 823-1 Log

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