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Conversation: 131-014

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Start Date: Wednesday, May 17, 1972 9:48 PM

End Date: Wednesday, May 17, 1972 9:57 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Haig, Alexander M., Jr.

Recording Device: Camp David Study Table

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 00:51:13

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 01:00:19

131a.mp3

131b.mp3

NARA Description:

On May 17, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Alexander M. Haig, Jr. talked on the telephone at Camp David from 5:48 pm to 5:57 pm. The Camp David Study Table taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 131-014 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 131-14

Date: May 17, 1972
Time: 5:48 pm - 5:57 pm
Location: Camp David Study Table

The President talked with Alexander M. Haig, Jr.

[See also Conversation No. 190-4]

     Vietnam
                                 14

               NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                          Tape Subject Log
                            (rev. 10/06)
                                                         Conv. No. 131-42 (cont.)


-An loc
     -Air strikes
-Kontum
     -Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, Jr.
-Trend
     -Gen. John W. Vogt, Jr. report
     -Adm. Thomas H. Moorer
-US propaganda
     -Forthcoming memorandum by President
     -Haig's instructions
     -Richard M. Helms and the Central Intelligence Agency [CIA]
           -The President’s view
     -Content
           -Compared to World War II
     -CIA actions
           -Helms
     -Inter-departmental actions
           -State Department
                 -The President’s view
           -Commander-In-Chief Pacific Forces [CINCPAC]
           -Military Advisory Command, Vietnam [MACV]
     -Leaflet drops
           -Content
                 -The President’s view
     -Broadcasts
     -Enemy prisoners
-Bombing
     -Effects
           -A Report from Hanoi
                 -Casualties
                 -Port
                 -Source
                       -G. McMurtrie Godley
                 -Morale
-US propaganda
     -Leaflet drops
           -Helms
           -President's orders
           -National Security Council [NSC]
           -Effectiveness to date
                 -Reasons
                                             15

                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                     Tape Subject Log
                                       (rev. 10/06)
                                                               Conv. No. 131-14 (cont.)


               -State Department
                     -The President’s view
                     -George Creel in World War I
                     -Office Of Strategic Services [OSS]
                           -Effectiveness in World War II
               -Timing
                     -The President’s view
               -Locations
          -Expected activity
               -Ho Chi Minh’s birthday
               -Sappers and terrorists
               -Delta, III Corps
               -Kontum
                     -Vogt's orders for counterattack
                     -Damage
                     -Action
                           -Abrams
                           -Previous day
                           -Continuing
          -US propaganda
               -President's evaluation
               -Helms
               -New proposals for President
                     -Deadline
                     -Length
                     -Purpose
                     -Overtime work
                           -The President’s view
          -Vogt
               -Work evaluated
                     -Moorer