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Conversation: 024-040

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Start Date: Tuesday, May 9, 1972 3:16 PM

End Date: Tuesday, May 9, 1972 3:21 PM

Participants:

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

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 00:52:15

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 00:52:41

024-040.mp3

NARA Description:

On May 9, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Melvin R. Laird talked on the telephone from 11:16 am to 11:21 am. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 024-040 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 24-40

Date: May 9, 1972
Time: 11:16 am - 11:21 am
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Melvin R. Laird.

[See also Conversation No. 338-9]

     Vietnam
          -Blockade
               -Implementation
                    -The President's conversation with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman
               -Reconnaisance
                    -Ships In Haiphong Harbor
                           -Photograph
                                 -Public release
               -Public relations
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                        NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                    Tape Subject Log
                                      (rev. 10/06)



                    -The President’s view
              -Ships
                    -Pilot's report
              -Air strikes
                    -Intensity
                    -Targets
                          -Railroads
                          -Petroleum, oil, and lubricants [POL]
                          -Power plants
                    -Intensity
                          -Compared to Julius Caesar
              -[David] Kenneth Rush
                    -Television appearance
              -Laird's efforts
                    -Meetings with Congress
                          -Henry A. Kissinger
                    -Press conference
                          -Locations
                          -Times
                          -Television coverage
                          -Timing
                                -The Vice President
                    -Trip
                          -Cancellation
                    -Request for a call to Haldeman
                          -Coordination
              -The President's speeches
                    -Frequency
              -Kissinger's appearances
              -Laird’s statement
                    -Contents
                    -The President's decision
                    -Workability
              -Psychological impact