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Conversation: 037-170

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Start Date: Tuesday, March 20, 1973 8:10 PM

End Date: Tuesday, March 20, 1973 8:19 PM

Participants:

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

Recording Device: White House Telephone

037-170.mp3

NARA Description:

On March 20, 1973, President Richard M. Nixon and Alexander M. Haig, Jr. talked on the telephone from 3:10 pm to 3:19 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 037-170 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 37-170

Date: March 20, 1973
Time: 3:10 pm-3:19 pm
Location: White House Telephone


The President talked with Alexander M. Haig, Jr.

[See Conversation No. 884-20]

       North Vietnamese cease-fire violations
              -Intelligence evacuation

              -US reaction
                     -Haig’s view
                     -Henry A. Kissinger’s schedule
                            -Mexico
                     -Kissinger’s instructions to Gen. Brent G. Scowcroft
                            -Watchfulness
                     -Haig’s conversation with Tran Kim Phoung
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                         NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY
                                                Conversation No. 37-170 (cont’d)

                                   Tape Subject Log
                                     (rev. Sept-09)




                          -South Vietnamese Ambassador
                          -Situation in South Vietnam
                                  -Morale of the military
                                  -North Vietnamese intentions
                   -Kissinger
                          -Bravado
                          -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin
                   -Delay
                   -Congressional approval
                          -Joseph W. Alsop [?]
                          -Nguyen Van Thieu
                          -Prisoners of War [POWs]
                          -Troop withdrawal
                          -Resumption of war
                          -Rationale
                   -North Vietnamese infiltration
                          -Equipment
                          -Replacements
                          -Phoung’s view

                          -Nature of threat
                   -Warning to North Vietnam
                   -Target of US military response
                          -Domestic attitude
                                 -Media coverage
                          -Laos