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Start Date: 5-May-1971 10:27 AM

End Date: 5-May-1971 10:33 AM


Nixon, Richard M. (President)Laird, Melvin R.

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 03:09:45

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 03:15:44


NARA Description:

On May 5, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon and Melvin R. Laird talked on the telephone at an unknown time between 10:27 am and 10:33 am. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 002-086 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 2-86

Date: May 5, 1971
Time: Unknown between 10:27 am and 10:33 am
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Melvin R. Laird.

[See Conversation No. 491-20]

     Laird's health

[A transcript of the following portion of this conversation was prepared under court order from
December 1978 through March 1979 for Special Access 8, Ronald V. Dellums, et al. v. James M.
Powell, et al., No. 71-2271. The National Archives and Records Administration produced this
transcript. The National Archives does not guarantee its accuracy.]

[End of transcript]

     Military Command in Panama-Com South
           -David Packard
           -Admiral Thomas H. Moorer
           -Henry A. Kissinger
           -Packard's recommendations
           -US-Latin American relations
           -Military assistance program
                 -Moorer's views
                 -Gen. William C. Westmoreland

     Military assistance command
           -Nixon Doctrine
           -Gen. [Forename unknown] Ignatius


                                      Tape Subject Log
                                         (rev. 9/08)

         -Alexander M. Haig, Jr.
         -State Department
         -Meeting of Defense leaders                           Conv. No. 2-85 (cont.)
         -Military assistance
         -Foreign policy implications
         -State Department
               -William P. Rogers
               -Charles A. Meyer
         -Forthcoming meeting