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Start Date: Wednesday, March 21, 1973 9:23 PM
End Date: Wednesday, March 21, 1973 9:39 PM
Participants:Nixon, Richard M. (President); Haig, Alexander M., Jr.;
Recording Device: White House Telephone
On March 21, 1973, President Richard M. Nixon and Alexander M. Haig, Jr. talked on the telephone from 4:23 pm to 4:39 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 037-190 of the White House Tapes.
Nixon Library Finding Aid:
Conversation No. 37-190 Date: March 21, 1973 Time: 4:23 pm-4:39 pm Location: White House Telephone The President talked with Alexander M. Haig, Jr. [See Conversation No. 421-13] - 139 - NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY Tape Subject Log (rev. Sept-09) Conversation No. 37-190 (cont’d) North Vietnamese cease-fire violations -US response -Decision -Henry A. Kissinger -Message -Gen. Brent G. Scowcroft -Prisoners of War [POW] release -Justifications -Bombing of Cambodia -Press questions -Legal basis -Decrease -POW Release -President's response -Laos -Withdrawal of US troops -Scowcroft -Timetable -Incident Rate -Nguyen Van Thieu -Statement -Accusation -Press reaction -Hanoi -US military action -Ho Chi Minh trail -Reaction in Vietnam -Further action -POWs -Reaction of US public -Effects on Hanoi -Justification -Belligerent response from North Vietnam -Incident rate - 140 - NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY Tape Subject Log (rev. Sept-09) Conversation No. 37-190 (cont’d) -POW release -President’s statement -Press reaction -New York Times -Warnings for North Vietnam -Effectiveness -Relations with Thieu -Possible resumption of hostilities -US public support -South Vietnamese military capability -Assessment by Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, Jr. -Air Force -Future strength -People's Republic of China [PRC] interest -Soviet Union interest -Kissinger's message to Anatoliy Dobrynin -Future summit -December 1972 bombing -POW responses -Kissinger -Abrams’ view -Central Intelligence Agency [CIA] -Intelligence analysis -Weather -Effect of warning -Cease-fire violations by US and South Vietnam -Bombing of Cambodia -Justification -Legal basis -Request by Cambodian government -Violations of cease-fire - 141 - NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY Tape Subject Log (rev. Sept-09)