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Conversation: 022-080

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Start Date: Wednesday, April 5, 1972 2:27 PM

End Date: Wednesday, April 5, 1972 2:32 PM

Participants:

Kissinger, Henry A.Moorer, Thomas H. (Adm.)Nixon, Richard M. (President)

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 03:11:47

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 03:16:18

022-080.mp3

NARA Description:

On April 5, 1972, Henry A. Kissinger, Adm. Thomas H. Moorer, and President Richard M. Nixon talked on the telephone from 9:27 am to 9:32 am. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 022-080 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 22-80

Date: April 5, 1972
Time: 9:27 am - 9:32 am
Location: White House Telephone

Henry A. Kissinger talked with Adm. Thomas H. Moorer.

[See Conversation No. 330-7B]

     Vietnam
          -Kissinger’s meeting with the President
                -Briefing by Gen. John W. Vogt, Jr.
                      -Air attacks
          -Air commander
                -The President’s concerns
                -Experience
                -[Forename unknown] Macnichol [sp?]
                      -Background
                            -Moorer’s view
                                 -Thailand
                -Recommendation
                -Gen. Lucius DuB. Clay, Jr.
                -Vogt
                -Moorer’s recommendation
                      -Talk with the Air Force Chief of Staff
          -Naval bombardment
                -Destroyers
          -B-52 strikes
                -“Iron hand” aircraft
                      -Vogt

The President talked with Moorer at an unknown time between 9:27 am and 9:32 am.

          -B-52 strikes
               -The President’s instructions
                     -Impact
                     -Altitude
                     -Number of sorties
                     -B-3 area
                     -Increases
                           -Reasons
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                                       Tape Subject Log
                                         (rev. 10/06)



                      -Weather
                      -Technical problems
                      -B-3 area
                      -Number of missions
                            -Region One
                            -Additional aircraft
                                  -Timing
           -Air commander
                 -The President’s view
                      -Experience
                      -Need for change
                      -Imagination
                 -Melvin R. Laird
                 -Moorer recommendation
                      -Time