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Conversation: 023-007

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Start Date: Monday, April 17, 1972 7:43 PM

End Date: Monday, April 17, 1972 7:50 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Rogers, William P.

Recording Device: White House Telephone

023-007.mp3

NARA Description:

On April 17, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and William P. Rogers talked on the telephone from 2:43 pm to 2:50 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 023-007 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 23-7

Date: April 17, 1972
Time: 2:43-2:50 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with William P. Rogers.

     The President's previous call to Rogers

     Rogers's testimony before Senate
         -Highlights
                -Selection
                      -Patrick J. Buchanan
                -Distribution to spokesmen
                -The President's review
                -Coverage of points
                      -Ronald L. Ziegler
         -Soviet ships
                -Official response
                      -Ziegler
         -Senate Foreign Relations Committee
                -J. William Fulbright
                      -Questions
                -North Vietnam
                      -Lack of condemnation for attack on South Vietnam
                      -John Sherman Cooper and Clifford P. Case
                      -Lack of strong attacks
                      -Need for condemnation
                      -Edmund S. Muskie's resolution
                -George D. Aiken's statement
                      -Bombings
                            -Justification
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                     NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                 Tape Subject Log
                                    (rev. 1/13)



     -Testimony
           -Summary
                -Buchanan's selection
                -Distribution to US missions
           -Ziegler's statement

Testimony to Congress
     -Melvin R. Laird and Thomas H. Moorer
     -Laird
          -Meeting with the President
          -Types of questions
               -Military operations
          -Preparation

Vietnam
     -The President's statement
          -Press conference
                -Troop levels
     -Troop levels
          -Alexander M. Haig, Jr.’s meeting with Creighton W. Abrams
          -The President's statement
          -Proper level
                -Announcement
                -Number withdrawn
                -June announcement
                -Timing of announcement
          -Show of confidence in policy
     -South Vietnam
          -Rogers's comments
                -South Vietnamese deaths
                -US servicemen
                                              6

                           NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                         (rev. 1/13)