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Conversation: 024-019

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Start Date: Tuesday, May 9, 1972 1:57 AM

End Date: Tuesday, May 9, 1972 2:00 AM

Participants:

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

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 00:17:40

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 00:20:27

024-019.mp3

NARA Description:

On May 8, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Melvin R. Laird talked on the telephone from 9:57 pm to 10:00 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 024-019 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 24-19

Date: May 8, 1972
Time: 9:57 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: White House Telephone

Melvin R. Laird talked with the President.

[See also Conversation No. 336-69C]

     Vietnam
          -Laird
                -Work with congressmen
          -The President's announcement
                -Difficulty
                -Cabinet meeting
          -Blockade
                -William P. Rogers
                -Laird's explanation
                -Michael J. Mansfield
                      -Questions regarding People's Republic of China [PRC]
                -Laird's public stance
                      -The President’s view
                      -Department of Defense intelligence
                -Placement of mines
                      -Message to pilots
                            -John S. McCain
          -Air strikes
                -Thomas H. Moorer
                -Targets
                      -Railroads
                      -Petroleum, oil, and lubricants [POL]
          -The President's announcement
                -Laird’s view
                                              12

                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)
                                                                     Conv. No. 24-19 (cont.)