Vietnam Paris Peace Talks

The following declassified records, originally issued between November 1972 and January 1973, are intelligence reports provided by the National Security Agency to the White House in support of American efforts to reach a settlement ending the Vietnam War. These reports, which were published as soon as possible after NSA obtained their contents and sometimes issued several times in a single day, sought to inform American diplomacy at a crucial time in our nation's past. Their release is intended to enhance the understanding of individual citizens, professional historians, and students of intelligence alike with respect to U.S. involvement in Vietnam and how NSA supports our country's most senior policymakers as they face critical decisions affecting our future.

The reports in this release provided National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger and other senior American negotiators with unique insights into how their South Vietnamese allies were reacting to developments at the Paris Peace Talks with North Vietnamese envoy Le Duc Tho. They also provided Dr. Kissinger and his colleagues advance notice of positions being taken by Saigon with respect to initiatives put forward by Washington and Hanoi. While the skill of American diplomats, the political landscape at home and abroad, and the military situation on the ground in Vietnam all played vital roles in the outcome, the NSA reports helped ensure U.S. envoys in Paris and their superiors in Washington were informed by the best possible intelligence as they conducted some of the most consequential negotiations in our nation's history.

 6554150.PDFAmbassador Lam Reports Discussion of Protocols Between Sullivan and SVN Ambassador to Washington
 6554085.PDFAmbassador Sullivan Briefs South Vietnamese on Kissinger Tho Talks of 8 January
 6554151.PDFCIO Paris Reports Possible Cessation of Plenary Sessions of Paris Peace Talks Soon
 6554117.PDFCIO Paris Reports Possible Cessation of Plenary Sessions of Paris Peace Talks Soon
 6554087.PDFParis Requests Clarification on Saigon's Statement Regarding Unresolved Points of Substance
 6555029.PDFReport of Hundred Seventy-Third Plenary Session of Paris Conference on Vietnam
 6554115.PDFReport of Hundred Zeventy (Seventy)-Third Plenary Session of Paris Conference on Vietnam
 6554179.PDFSaigon Instructs Paris Negotiator on Wording for Signature Formula for Accord
 6554114.PDFSaigon Request Up-To-Date Texts
 6554088.PDFSaigon Says it Will Sign Agreement Only After Text of Agreement is Approved
 6554116.PDFSouth Vietnam Proposes Its Own Formula for Signing
 6554148.PDFSouth Vietnamese Advised That They Will be Briefed by Sullivan, not Kissinger, After Each Kissinger-Le Duc Tho Meeting
 6554178.PDFSouth Vietnamese Ambassador Relays White House, State Department Concern Over Coming Visit of Senators and Deputies to Washington
 6554220.PDFSouth Vietnamese Ambassador Reports Kissinger's Departure From Paris; Haig to Present Accord Draft to South Vietnamese Government Later
 6554156.PDFSouth Vietnamese Ambassador Reports on Meeting With French Foreign Minister
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