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Conversation: 041-045

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Start Date: Friday, June 22, 1973 6:02 PM

End Date: Friday, June 22, 1973 6:08 PM

Participants:

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

Recording Device: White House Telephone

041-045.mp3

NARA Description:

On June 22, 1973, President Richard M. Nixon and Alexander M. Haig, Jr. talked on the telephone from 2:02 pm to 2:08 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 041-045 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 41-45

Date: June 22, 1973
Time: 2:02 pm - 2:08 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Alexander M. Haig, Jr.
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                  NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM 


                                      Tape Subject Log 

                                    (rev. November-2012)

                                                             Conversation No. 41-45 (cont’d)


[See also Conversation No. 448-7]

     President’s agreement with Leonid I. Brezhnev an use of nuclear weapons
           -Reaction
           -John F. Kennedy’s administration
                 -Use of threat of force
           Provisions        

                 -Effect of US        

                 -Restraint       

                       -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR]
                       -“Brezhnev Doctrine”
           -Reaction
                 -Henry A. Kissinger
                       -Political risk of agreement    

           -Achievements of the administration 

           -Reaction       

                 -New York Times, Washington Post, Walter L. Cronkite, Jr.
                 -Watergate
                 -J. William Fulbright
                       -Reaction
                 -Network television [TV]         

                       -Dan Rather         

                       -Thomas E. Jarriel       

                               -American Broadcasting Company [ABC]
                       -Sarah McClendon
                       -Mood
           -President’s conversation with Kissinger
                 -Kissinger’s forthcoming briefing
                       -Treaty
                       -Will of the parties

     President’s meetings with Brezhnev 

           -Haig description      

           -Reaction       

                 -Rather
                       -President’s accomplishments

     President’s opponents
                                             -28-


                   NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM 


                                      Tape Subject Log 

                                    (rev. November-2012)

                                                               Conversation No. 41-45 (cont’d)


     President agreement with Brezhnev 

           -Reaction      

                 -Robert S. McNamara         

                       -Government service       

                 -Fulbright, Michael J. (“Mike”) Mansfield 

                       -PRC      


     White House staff 

          -Haig’s meeting with J. Fred Buzhardt, Jr. 

          -Meetings       

                -Melvin R. Laird
                -Momentum          

          -Role of deputies      

          -Laird’s role      

                -US Congress         

                -Laird’s assessment of administration