Date: March 20, 1973

Time: 3:10 pm-3:19 pm

Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Alexander M. Haig, Jr.

[See Conversation No. 884-20]

North Vietnamese cease-fire violations

-Intelligence evacuation

-US reaction

-Haig’s view

-Henry A. Kissinger’s schedule


-Kissinger’s instructions to Gen. Brent G. Scowcroft


-Haig’s conversation with Tran Kim Phoung

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(rev. Sept-09)

-South Vietnamese Ambassador

-Situation in South Vietnam

-Morale of the military

-North Vietnamese intentions



-Anatoliy F. Dobrynin


-Congressional approval

-Joseph W. Alsop [?]

-Nguyen Van Thieu

-Prisoners of War [POWs]

-Troop withdrawal

-Resumption of war


-North Vietnamese infiltration



-Phoung’s view

-Nature of threat

-Warning to North Vietnam

-Target of US military response

-Domestic attitude

-Media coverage