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Start Date: Wednesday, October 18, 1972 1:03 PM
End Date: Wednesday, October 18, 1972 1:07 PM
Participants:Nixon, Richard M. (President); Haig, Alexander M., Jr.;
Recording Device: White House Telephone
On October 18, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Alexander M. Haig, Jr. talked on the telephone from 9:03 am to 9:07 am. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 031-115 of the White House Tapes.
Nixon Library Finding Aid:
Conversation No. 31-115 Date: October 18, 1972 Time: 9:03 am - 9:07 am Location: White House Telephone The President talked with Alexander M. Haig, Jr. [See Conversation No. 369-9A] Vietnam settlement -Henry A. Kissinger’s message 71 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Oct-06) -Kissinger’s possible trip to Vientiane -The President’s view -Possible trip to Hanoi -Status -Kissinger’s memorandum -The President’s view -Issues -Nguyen Van Thieu’s cooperation -Military action by US -Saigon -The President’s view -Haig’s talk with Melvin R. Laird -Possible ceasefire -US bombing -Timing -South Vietnamese military action -Lt. Gen. Nguyen Van Minh -Haig’s view -Kissinger’s possible action -Timing -Forthcoming US presidential election -Possible consequences of failure for North Vietnamese -South Vietnamese military position -Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, Jr. -Use of air power -US air support