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Start Date: Tuesday, March 20, 1973 8:10 PM
End Date: Tuesday, March 20, 1973 8:19 PM
Participants:Nixon, Richard M. (President); Haig, Alexander M., Jr.;
Recording Device: White House Telephone
On March 20, 1973, President Richard M. Nixon and Alexander M. Haig, Jr. talked on the telephone from 3:10 pm to 3:19 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 037-170 of the White House Tapes.
Nixon Library Finding Aid:
Conversation No. 37-170 Date: March 20, 1973 Time: 3:10 pm-3:19 pm Location: White House Telephone The President talked with Alexander M. Haig, Jr. [See Conversation No. 884-20] North Vietnamese cease-fire violations -Intelligence evacuation -US reaction -Haig’s view -Henry A. Kissinger’s schedule -Mexico -Kissinger’s instructions to Gen. Brent G. Scowcroft -Watchfulness -Haig’s conversation with Tran Kim Phoung - 127 - NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY Conversation No. 37-170 (cont’d) Tape Subject Log (rev. Sept-09) -South Vietnamese Ambassador -Situation in South Vietnam -Morale of the military -North Vietnamese intentions -Kissinger -Bravado -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Delay -Congressional approval -Joseph W. Alsop [?] -Nguyen Van Thieu -Prisoners of War [POWs] -Troop withdrawal -Resumption of war -Rationale -North Vietnamese infiltration -Equipment -Replacements -Phoung’s view -Nature of threat -Warning to North Vietnam -Target of US military response -Domestic attitude -Media coverage -Laos