Date: October 6, 1972

Time: 2:28 pm – 2:32 pm

Location: White House Telephone

Melvin R. Laird talked with the President.

[See Conversation No. 354-29]

Foreign policy issues

-George S. McGovern’s Vietnam peace plan statements

-Possible Administration response

-Laird’s schedule

-Administration record on Vietnam war

-The President’s view

-Gen. Nguyen Van Thieu

-Possibility of Communist government in South


-US public opinion

-Possible response

-Laird’s schedule

-Foreign policy and national defense issues

-Public opinion polls

-Advantages for the Administration

-National defense

-McGovern’s budget proposals

-US role in world