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

Prelude to Bombing - Audio

In these clips from December taped conversations President Nixon discusses the December round of negotiations and Kissinger's recommendations to the President.

Use the log files to help you follow along with the conversation. The clip 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: In this conversation President Nixon dictates to Kennedy the instructions for Henry Kissinger to follow in Paris.

Log File: WHT 34-15 Log

CDHW 233-10

Date: December 6, 1972

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

Location: Camp David

Description: In this conversation 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

Location: Oval Office

Description: In this conversation 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

Location: Oval Office

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

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Log File: Oval 823-1 Log

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