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Start Date: 6-Oct-1972 2:28 PM

End Date: 6-Oct-1972 2:32 PM


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

Recording Device: White House Telephone


NARA Description:

On October 6, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Melvin R. Laird talked on the telephone from 2:28 pm to 2:32 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 031-021 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 31-21

Date: October 6, 1972
Time: 2:28 pm - 2:32 pm
Location: White House Telephone

Melvin R. Laird talked with the President.

[See Conversation No. 354-29]

        Foreign policy issues
            -George S. McGovern's Vietnam peace plan statements
                -Possible Administration response
                     -Laird's schedule
                     -Administration record on Vietnam war
                -The President’s view
                     -Gen. Nguyen Van Thieu
                     -Possibility of Communist government in South
                          -US public opinion
                -Possible response
                     -Laird's schedule
                -Foreign policy and national defense issues
                     -Public opinion polls
                          -Advantages for the Administration
            -National defense
                -McGovern's budget proposals
                     -US role in world