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Start Date: Tuesday, June 20, 1972 5:35 PM
End Date: Tuesday, June 20, 1972 6:10 PM
Participants:Nixon, Richard M. (President); Haig, Alexander M., Jr.; Trerotola, Joseph; White House operator; [Unknown person(s)]; MacGregor, Clark;
Recording Device: Old Executive Office Building
Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 04:44:46
Full Tape Conversation End Time: 05:13:18
On June 20, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon, Alexander M. Haig, Jr., Joseph Trerotola, White House operator, unknown person(s), and Clark MacGregor met in the President's office in the Old Executive Office Building at an unknown time between 1:35 pm and 2:10 pm. The Old Executive Office Building taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 342-024 of the White House Tapes.
Nixon Library Finding Aid:
Conversation No. 342-24 Date: June 20, 1972 Time: Unknown after 1:35-2:10 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Alexander M. Haig, Jr. [Unintelligible] The President talked with Joseph Trerotola. [Conversation No. 342-24A] [See Conversation No. 25-80] [End of telephone conversation] Vietnam -Diplomatic situation -Possibility of negotiations -Peking -Moscow The President talked to White House operator. [Conversation No. 342-24B] [See Conversation No. 25-81] [End of telephone conversation] Vietnam -American critics of Vietnam -Peking -Moscow -Report from Paris -North Vietnamese public relations efforts 41 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-00) Conv. No. 342-24 (cont.) -US press -Saigon The President talked with an unknown person. [Conversation No. 342-24C] [See Conversation No. 25-82] [End of telephone conversation] Vietnam -North Vietnamese public relations efforts -US press -[Forename unknown] Stern article -Haig’s view -William H. Sullivan -State Department -Cambodia -Rebuttals -US policy -Peking trip -Moscow trip Haig's trip to Pittsburgh -Foreign Relations Council -Response -George S. McGovern Hugh Scott -Legislative schedule -Democratic convention The President talked with Clark MacGregor. [Conversation No. 342-24] [See Conversation No. 25-83; one item has been withdrawn] [End of telephone conversation] Vietnam 42 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-00) Conv. No. 342-24 (cont.) -Political support for the President's policies -Democrats -Republicans -Scott -Vote in Senate -Haig’s assessment -Robert S. McNamara -Democratic convention -Possibility of secret talks -Timing -Soviet Union -People’s Republic of China [PRC] -Henry A. Kissinger -Military operations -Targets -Number -Location -Hanoi -Negotiations -Soviets -Hanoi -Offensive campaign -Timing -Cease Fire -Haig’s view -Terms -Saigon -Saigon forces -Quang Tri area -Cease fire in place -The President’s view -Hanoi -President's leverage -South Vietnam -Haig’s view -Assessment of strength -Equipment -Personnel -Nguyen Van Thieu's role -Reorganization -Length of time for unit training -Attacks 43 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-00) Conv. No. 342-24 (cont.) -North Vietnamese losses -South Vietnamese Defense Minister -US press -Attitude toward President's policies -Kissinger Arms Control -William P. Rogers -Previous testimony -J. William Fulbright -Disarmament Program -US policy -Negotiations with Soviet Union Soviet Union -Trade -Interests -European Security Senate -Fulbright -Attitude on Vietnam -Soviet Union -PRC -Rogers -Melvin R. Laird -MacGregor -President's view -Fulbright -Possible meeting with President -The President’s view US foreign policy -Relations with Soviet Union -Relations with PRC -Kissinger’s meeting with Chou En-lai -Credibility of US -Policy considerations 44 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-00) Conv. No. 342-24 (cont.) The President’s forthcoming press conference -Domestic policy -Reports from Kissinger Haig left at 2:10 pm.