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Start Date: Thursday, March 22, 1973 12:35 AM
End Date: Thursday, March 22, 1973 12:44 AM
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 7:35 pm to 7:44 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 037-201 of the White House Tapes.
Nixon Library Finding Aid:
Conversation No. 37-201 Date: March 21, 1973 Time: 7:35 pm-7:44 pm Location: White House Telephone The President talked with Alexander M. Haig, Jr. Haig’s location -Ronald L. Ziegler -Georgetown tennis tournament North Vietnamese cease-fire violations -Message from Henry A. Kissinger -Rationale for US military action -Effect on North Vietnamese thinking -Prisoners of War [POW] release -North Vietnamese offensive -Laos settlement -POW release -Military effects -North Vietnamese intentions -US troop withdrawal -Economic aid -Pentagon’s role - 148 - NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY Tape Subject Log (rev. Sept-09) Conversation No. 37-201 (cont’d) -North Vietnamese infiltration -Kissinger’s recommendations -President’s evaluation -POW release -Military effects -Past military responses -Military effects -"Menu" bombing -May 8, 1972 decision -December 1972 bombing -Symbolic strikes -US military action -Delay -North Vietnamese infiltration -Bombing -President’s decision -Fate of peace treaty -Signal to the North Vietnamese -December 1972 bombing -Pentagon's view -Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff [JCS] -Domestic reaction -POW issue -New York Times -North Vietnamese intentions -Propaganda -Kissinger’s analysis -US military action -Cambodia -May 8, 1972 decision -December 1972 bombing -Bombing of Ho Chi Minh Trial -Effects -South Vietnamese - 149 - NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY Tape Subject Log (rev. Sept-09) Conversation No. 37-201 (cont’d) -Military burden -Nguyen Van Thieu -US withdrawal -Bombing -US support -Ho Chi Minh Trail -President’s decision