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Start Date: 22-Oct-1972 7:48 PM

End Date: 22-Oct-1972 7:54 PM


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

Recording Device: White House Telephone


NARA Description:

On October 22, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Alexander M. Haig, Jr. talked on the telephone from 7:48 pm to 7:54 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 032-005 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 32-5

Date: October 22, 1972
Time: 7:48 pm - 7:54 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Alexander M. Haig, Jr.

        Haig’s possible meeting with Anatoliy F. Dobrynin
                -New car
                -Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI]
            -Yuli M. Vorontsov
                -Possible meeting
            -Haig’s view
            -The President’s view
            -Forthcoming meeting with Haig

        1972 election
            -George S. McGovern
                -Statements on Vietnam peace negotiations
                     -The President’s view
                         -Allegations about Nguyen Van Thieu’s future
                     -The President's reaction
                     -Possible response
                         -Charles W. Colson
                         -The President’s view


                                    Tape Subject Log
                                      (rev. Oct-06)

           -Peace settlement
               -Importance of public relations
           -Henry A. Kissinger's schedule
               -Return to US
               -Talk with the President
               -Meeting with Haig
               -Return to Paris
                    -North Vietnamese negotiators
                         -Assurances from US
           -Peace settlement
               -The President’s view
               -US position
                    -Cambodia, Laos, May 8, 1972 decision
                    -Possible Kissinger trip to Hanoi and bombing halt
                         -The President’s view
               -North Vietnam’s situation
                    -Haig’s view
               -Leaks from Hanoi
                    -Dobrynin’s forthcoming meeting with Haig
           -William P. Rogers
               -Haig’s briefing
                    -Ellsworth F. Bunker’s cables
               -Leaks from the State Department
                    -The president’s instructions
               -Bombing halt
                    -Rogers’s view