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Start Date: Friday, June 22, 1973 6:02 PM
End Date: Friday, June 22, 1973 6:08 PM
Participants:Nixon, Richard M. (President); Haig, Alexander M., Jr.;
Recording Device: White House Telephone
On June 22, 1973, President Richard M. Nixon and Alexander M. Haig, Jr. talked on the telephone from 2:02 pm to 2:08 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 041-045 of the White House Tapes.
Nixon Library Finding Aid:
Conversation No. 41-45 Date: June 22, 1973 Time: 2:02 pm - 2:08 pm Location: White House Telephone The President talked with Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -27- NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. November-2012) Conversation No. 41-45 (cont’d) [See also Conversation No. 448-7] President’s agreement with Leonid I. Brezhnev an use of nuclear weapons -Reaction -John F. Kennedy’s administration -Use of threat of force Provisions -Effect of US -Restraint -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] -“Brezhnev Doctrine” -Reaction -Henry A. Kissinger -Political risk of agreement -Achievements of the administration -Reaction -New York Times, Washington Post, Walter L. Cronkite, Jr. -Watergate -J. William Fulbright -Reaction -Network television [TV] -Dan Rather -Thomas E. Jarriel -American Broadcasting Company [ABC] -Sarah McClendon -Mood -President’s conversation with Kissinger -Kissinger’s forthcoming briefing -Treaty -Will of the parties President’s meetings with Brezhnev -Haig description -Reaction -Rather -President’s accomplishments President’s opponents -28- NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. November-2012) Conversation No. 41-45 (cont’d) President agreement with Brezhnev -Reaction -Robert S. McNamara -Government service -Fulbright, Michael J. (“Mike”) Mansfield -PRC White House staff -Haig’s meeting with J. Fred Buzhardt, Jr. -Meetings -Melvin R. Laird -Momentum -Role of deputies -Laird’s role -US Congress -Laird’s assessment of administration