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Start Date: Wednesday, February 9, 1972 7:52 PM

End Date: Wednesday, February 9, 1972 7:57 PM

Participants:

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

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 02:28:30

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 02:33:45

020-084.mp3

NARA Description:

On February 9, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Alexander M. Haig, Jr. talked on the telephone from 2:52 pm to 2:57 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 020-084 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 20-84

Date: February 9, 1972
Time: 2:52 pm - 2:57 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Gen. Alexander M. Haig, Jr.

[See Conversation No. 321-11]
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                     NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                 Tape Subject Log
                                   (rev. 10/06)



Vietnam
     -Bombing strikes
          -B-3’s
          -Schedule
                 -Weather
                 -Timing
     -Nature of strike
          -Maximum effort
          -Agreement of military
     -Targets
          -Infiltration intensity
          -Troops as targets
          -Adm. Thomas H. Moorer view
                 -Talk with Haig
                 -Communication fixes
                       -Regimental and division headquarters
                 -Duration of strike
     -Advantages of 48 hour strike
          -Tactics
                 -Communications intelligence
                 -Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, Jr. view
     -Haig view
          -Psychological impression
                 -Enemy psychology
                       -US withdrawal
                             -Sortie levels
                                   -Melvin R. Laird
                                   -Abrams
                       -Perception of US strength
                       -Price of enemy activity
                       -Carrier arrival
                             -Number
                                   -Gulf of Tonkin
                             -Press coverage
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                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)



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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1
[National Security]
[Duration: 20s ]


     INTELLIGENCE


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1

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                    -Enemy movement in Laos
                    -Enemy coasts
          -South Vietnamese Navy
               -Success of coastal strikes
                    -Problems
                          -Weather and navigation
                    -Moorer
                    -Prospects
          -Weather
          -Navy and Air Force ability
          -Forthcoming bombing strike
               -Moorer
               -Use on other occasions