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Conversation: 024-040

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Start Date: 9-May-1972 11:16 AM

End Date: 9-May-1972 11:21 AM


Nixon, Richard M. (President)Laird, Melvin R.

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 00:52:15

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 00:52:41


NARA Description:

On May 9, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Melvin R. Laird talked on the telephone from 11:16 am to 11:21 am. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 024-040 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 24-40

Date: May 9, 1972
Time: 11:16 am - 11:21 am
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Melvin R. Laird.

[See also Conversation No. 338-9]

                    -The President's conversation with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman
                    -Ships In Haiphong Harbor
                                 -Public release
               -Public relations


                                    Tape Subject Log
                                      (rev. 10/06)

                    -The President’s view
                    -Pilot's report
              -Air strikes
                          -Petroleum, oil, and lubricants [POL]
                          -Power plants
                          -Compared to Julius Caesar
              -[David] Kenneth Rush
                    -Television appearance
              -Laird's efforts
                    -Meetings with Congress
                          -Henry A. Kissinger
                    -Press conference
                          -Television coverage
                                -The Vice President
                    -Request for a call to Haldeman
              -The President's speeches
              -Kissinger's appearances
              -Laird’s statement
                    -The President's decision
              -Psychological impact