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Start Date: 30-Dec-1972 12:35 PM
End Date: 30-Dec-1972 12:37 PM
Participants:Nixon, Richard M. (President); Moorer, Thomas H. (Adm.);
Recording Device: Camp David Study Table
On December 30, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Adm. Thomas H. Moorer talked on the telephone at Camp David from 12:35 pm to 12:37 pm. The Camp David Study Table taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 158-051 of the White House Tapes.
Nixon Library Finding Aid:
Conversation No. 158-51 Date: December 30, 1972 Time: 12:35 pm - 12:37 pm Location: Camp David Study Table The President talked with Adm. Thomas H. Moorer. [See Conversation No. 238-13] Vietnam War -US bombing of North Vietnam -The President’s message to military commanders -The President’s appreciation for courage and sacrifice -Criticism -The President’s letter -Effect on North Vietnamese -Military equipment -Missiles -64- NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 158-51 (cont’d) -Costs -The President’s message to military commanders -Avoiding “gloating” about victory -North Vietnamese reaction -Significance -Resumption of negotiations -“Peaceniks” view -The President’s role -Courage -Air Force -Air Force -View of the President -The President’s message to military commanders