Secret White House Tapes

371–13

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371–13
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • Alexander M. Haig
October 20, 1972
Conversation No. 371-13

Date: October 20, 1972
Time: 10:56 am - 11:10 am
Location: Executive Office Building

The President met with Alexander M. Haig, Jr.
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Tape Subject Log
(rev. Oct-06)


Vietnam
-Peace settlement negotiations
-Henry A. Kissinger's talk with Thieu
-Gen. William C. Westmoreland's Views
-The President's previous conversation with Westmoreland
-Private understanding
-South Vietnamese sovereignty
-North Vietnamese intentions
-Settlement predictions
-Westmoreland's Views
-The President's letter
-South Vietnamese Security Council
-Thieu's possible reaction
-Westmoreland's views
-Haig’s view
-Kissinger’s pressure on Thieu
-Timing compared with 1972 election
-Risks
-Haig's conversation with Kissinger
-1972 election
-Thieu
-The President’s forthcoming message to Kissinger
-1972 Election
-Timing of settlement
-Kissinger
-The President’s view
-Possible settlement
-Thieu’s possible acceptance
-Gen. Creighton W. Abrams's view
-Haig’s view
-The President’s forthcoming message to Kissinger
-Prevention of Communist takeover of South Vietnam’s territory
-Thieu’s role
-Risk of North Vietnamese public release
-US Response
-Thieu
-Kissinger's previous message
-Haig's reaction
-The President's schedule
-Haig’s updates for the President
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-The President’s instructions

Haig left at 11:10 am.
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