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Conversation: 031-115

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Start Date: Wednesday, October 18, 1972 1:03 PM

End Date: Wednesday, October 18, 1972 1:07 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Haig, Alexander M., Jr.

Recording Device: White House Telephone

031-115.mp3

NARA Description:

On October 18, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Alexander M. Haig, Jr. talked on the telephone from 9:03 am to 9:07 am. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 031-115 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 31-115

Date: October 18, 1972
Time: 9:03 am - 9:07 am
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Alexander M. Haig, Jr.

[See Conversation No. 369-9A]

        Vietnam settlement
            -Henry A. Kissinger’s message
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                      NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. Oct-06)

             -Kissinger’s possible trip to Vientiane
                  -The President’s view
             -Possible trip to Hanoi
             -Status
             -Kissinger’s memorandum
                  -The President’s view
                  -Issues
                  -Nguyen Van Thieu’s cooperation
             -Military action by US
                  -Saigon
                  -The President’s view
                  -Haig’s talk with Melvin R. Laird
                  -Possible ceasefire
                       -US bombing
                            -Timing
                  -South Vietnamese military action
                       -Lt. Gen. Nguyen Van Minh
                            -Haig’s view
             -Kissinger’s possible action
             -Timing
                  -Forthcoming US presidential election
                       -Possible consequences of failure for North Vietnamese
             -South Vietnamese military position
                  -Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, Jr.
                  -Use of air power
                       -US air support