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Transcripts of oral history interviews of the Richard M. Nixon Presidency, 1992-1994 (continued)
Oral history interview with Robert Mardian, 1994-02-16 (continued)
Mardian discusses President Richard M. Nixon; Mardian's role as initial attorney for the Watergate burglars, and the charges leveled against Mardian that he had been involved in attempts to have the same released from custody as part of a coverup; the U.S. Department of Justice Internal Security Division's investigation of Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers case; U.S. National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger; Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director J. Edgar Hoover; and Mardian's conspiracy trial.
BOX-FOLDER 4/7 Oral history interview with George McGovern, 1994-01-26
Interview conducted by Deborah Hart Strober and Gerald S. Strober on January 26, 1994 ; recorded at Washington, D.C.
McGovern was U.S. Senator from South Dakota, 1963-1981, and 1972 Democratic candidate for President of the United States.
McGovern discusses the working relationship between the U.S. Congress and President Richard M. Nixon's administration on domestic issues; Nixon and U.S. National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger's Vietnam War policy; the Nixon campaign's "southern strategy"; McGovern's meetings with North and South Vietnam leaders; U.S. prisoners-of-war in North Vietnam; McGovern's 1972 campaign for the U.S. Presidency; the Watergate scandal, and speculation on the motivations for the break-in of the Democratic National Headquarter's offices at the Watergate complex; accusations that the McGovern campaign had been funded by foreign interests, particularly the Republic of Cuba; advising Daniel Ellsberg to leak the Pentagon Papers; the Oval Office tapes; Richard Nixon's resignation of the office of President; President Gerald Ford's pardon of Richard Nixon; the 1972 Democratic National Convention; the selection of Missouri Senator Thomas Eagleton as Vice Presidential candidate, and his replacement for medical reasons; and Richard Nixon's legacy.
BOX-FOLDER 4/8 Oral history interview with Richard Moore, 1993-12-03
Interview conducted by Deborah Hart Strober and Gerald S. Strober on December 3, 1993 ; recorded at Washington D.C.
Moore was special assistant to the U.S. Attorney General, 1970-1971, and special counsel to President Richard M. Nixon, 1971-1974.
Moore discusses Richard Nixon's 1968 Presidential campaign; the selection of Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Spiro Agnew; William H. Rehnquist's nomination as Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Attorney General and Commitee to Reelect the President (CRP) Director John Mitchell; White House Counsel John Dean and White House Special Counsel Charles Colson; Pentagon Papers leak Daniel Ellsberg; the Watergate scandal; Richard Nixon's legacy; and Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia John Sirica.
BOX-FOLDER 4/9 Oral history interview with Thomas Moorer, 1993-12-16
Interview conducted by Deborah Hart Strober and Gerald S. Strober on December 16, 1993 ; recorded at Alexandria, Virginia.
Moorer was Chief of Naval Operations for the U.S. Navy, 1967-1970, and Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1970-1974.
Moorer discusses U.S. National Security Council meetings in the President Richard M. Nixon administration; the worldwide alert of U.S. military forces in response to threats of Soviet intervention in the Arab-Israeli War of 1973; Nixon's diplomatic visit of the People's Republic of China; the December 1972 bombing of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam; Nixon's Vietnam War policy; and anti-Vietnam War resistance in the United States.
BOX-FOLDER 4/10 Oral history interview with Robert Odle, Jr., 1993-11-16
Interview conducted by Deborah Hart Strober and Gerald S. Strober on November 16, 1993 ; recorded at Washington, D.C.
Odle was a staff assistant in the administration of President Richard M. Nixon , 1969-1971, Director of Administration for the Committee to Reelect the President (CRP) in Richard Nixon's 1972 Presidential campaign, 1971-1973, and Deputy Assistant Secretary and Acting Assistant Secretary in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), 1973-1976.
Odle discusses his role as Staff Assistant to President Richard M. Nixon, working with Director of Communication for the Executive Branch Herb Klein; setting up the Committee to Reelect the President (CRP) for Nixon's 1972 Presidential campaign; Richard Nixon's character; working in the White House; CRP staff, including Director John Mitchell, Deputy Director Jeb Magruder, General Counsel G. Gordon Liddy, and James McCord; and the Watergate scandal.
BOX-FOLDER 4/11 Oral history interview with Terrence O'Donnell, 1994-01-19
Interview conducted by Deborah Hart Strober and Gerald S. Strober on January 19, 1994 ; recorded at Washington (D.C.)
O'Donnell was an Air Force Captain detailed to the White House Office of Presidential Advance, 1972, Staff Assistant in the office of the White House Chief of Staff, 1972-1973, and Deputy Special Assistant to the President, Office of Presidential Appearances and Scheduling, 1973-1974.
O'Donnell discusses working with White House Appointments Secretary Dwight Chapin in the Advance Office during President Richard M. Nixon's 1972 reelection campaign; working as assistant to White House Chief of Staff H. R. Haldeman; being switched to the White House scheduling office after Haldeman's resignation; the Watergate scandal; and Nixon's resignation from the office of President of the United States.
BOX-FOLDER 4/12 Oral history interview with David Packard, 1993-08-17
Interview conducted by Deborah Hart Strober and Gerald S. Strober on August 17, 1993 ; recorded at Palo Alto, California.
Packard was U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense, 1969-1971.
Packard discusses working with U.S. President Richard M. Nixon, containment strategy and the Vietnam War, the Pentagon Papers, and the Arab-Israeli War of 1973.
BOX-FOLDER 4/13 Oral history interview with Howard Phillips, 1994-01-18
Interview conducted by Deborah Hart Strober and Gerald S. Strober on January 18, 1994 ; recorded at Vienna, Virginia.
Phillips was Deputy and Executive Director of the President's Council on Youth Opportunity in the President Richard M. Nixon administration, and Associate and Acting Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO), 1973.
Phillips discusses working with U.S. Vice President Spiro Agnew; the latter's nomination, character, and resignation; U.S. President Richard M. Nixon's domestic policies, and the ambiguity of the latter toward domestic issues; Nixon's politics as conservative rhetoric and liberal action; Phillips' organizing of Conservatives for the Removal of the President in 1974; National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger; White House Special Counsel Charles Colson; the identity of Watergate informant Deep Throat; and the Watergate scandal.
BOX-FOLDER 4/14 Oral history interview with Raymond Price, 1994-01-12
Interview conducted by Deborah Hart Strober and Gerald S. Strober on January 12, 1994 ; recorded at New York City, New York.
Price was assistant to Richard M. Nixon, 1967-1969, Special Assistant and chief speechwriter to the President, 1969-1973, Special Consultant and chief speechwriter to the President , 1973-1974.
Price discusses Richard M. Nixon's 1968 Presidential campaign, U.S. Attorney General John Mitchell, Vice President Spiro Agnew, efforts to combat voter fraud in the 1968 election, and President Nixon's working relationship with National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger. Prices gives speculation on the identity of Watergate informant Deep Throat, and the motivations for the Watergate break-in. Price further discusses White House Special Counsel Charles Colson, the Pentagon Papers and the media, the break-in of Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist's office, the Oval Office tapes, the White House staff's legal defense in the Watergate prosecutions, Watergate Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox, Washington Post reporters Bob woodward and Carl Bernstein, and Price's work on Nixon's resignation speech. Price discusses Nixon's domestic policies, including school desegregation, Nixon's relationship with the Washington establishment, and Nixon's legacy as President.
BOX-FOLDER 4/15 Oral history interview with Robert Reisner, 1993-11-17
Interview conducted by Deborah Hart Strober and Gerald S. Strober on November 17, 1993 ; recorded at Washington, D.C.
Reisner was a White House aide in the President Richard M. Nixon administration, and assistant to Committee to Reelect the President (CRP) Deputy Director Jeb Magruder.
Reisner discusses working for Committee to Reelect the President (CRP) Deputy Director Jeb Magruder on Richard M. Nixon's 1972 Presidential campaign; CRP General Counsel G. Gordon Liddy; CRP security operative James McCord; White House Special Counsel Charles Colson; CRP Director John Mitchell; the January 1972 meeting between Mitchell, Magruder, Liddy, and White House Counsel John Dean; CRP the day after the Watergate break-in; the various crises of October/November 1973, including Vice President Spiro Agnew's resignation, John Dean's guilty plea in the Watergate trial, the Arab-Israeli War, and the oil embargo by the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC), and the firing of Watergate Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox; and speculation as to who was the principal planner of the Watergate break-in.
BOX-FOLDER 4/16 Oral history interview with Susan Porter Rose, 1993-11-15
Interview conducted by Deborah Hart Strober and Gerald S. Strober on November 15, 1993 ; recorded at Washington, D.C.
Rose was Appointments Secretary to First Lady Pat Nixon.
Rose discusses First Lady Pat Nixon, President Richard M. Nixon, and the Nixon marriage.
BOX-FOLDER 4/17 Oral history interview with William Ruckelshaus, 1993-12-16
Interview conducted by Deborah Hart Strober and Gerald S. Strober on December 16, 1993 ; recorded at Washington, D.C.
Ruckelshaus was Assistant Attorney General in charge of the U.S. Justice Department's Civil Division, 1969-1970, first Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 1970-1973, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), 1973, and U.S. Deputy Attorney General, 1973; resigned the latter office rather than carry out the order from President Richard M. Nixon to fire Watergate Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox.
Ruckelshaus discusses President Richard M. Nixon's character; U.S. Attorney General John Mitchell; Mitchell's wife Martha Beall Mitchell; the resignation of Vice President Spiro Agnew and his replacement by Gerald Ford; the consquence of Nixon's firing of Watergate Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox. Ruckelshaus speculates on the Oval Office tapes, Nixon's reasons for not destroying them, and the Supreme Court decision requiring they be turned over as state's evidence; Nixon's initial reactions to the Watergate scandal; and the pardoning of Nixon by President Gerald Ford. Ruckelshaus further discusses the events known as the Saturday Night Massacre, the firing of Watergate Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox, and the resignations of Attorney General Elliot Richardson and of Ruckelshaus as Deputy Attorney General after their refusals to carry out the firing; Solicitor General Robert Bork's reasons for carrying out the order; and White House Chief of Staff Alexander Haig's communications to Ruckelshaus. Ruckelshaus comments on the proposed Stennis compromise, and the fairness of the size of the Watergate prosecutorial force to Nixon's legal defense team.
BOX-FOLDER 4/18 Oral history interview with Donald Rumsfeld, 1994-02-18
Interview conducted by Deborah Hart Strober and Gerald S. Strober on February 18, 1994 ; recorded via telephone.
Rumsfeld was Director of the U.S. Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO), 1969-1970; Counselor to President Richard M. Nixon, 1970-1971, Director of the Economic Stabilization Program, 1971-1972, and U.S. Ambassador to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), 1973-1974.
Rumsfeld discusses his early meetings with Richard M. Nixon; Rumsfeld's involvement in Nixon's 1968 Presidential campaign and transition; the Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO); Nixon administration policies for implementing the War on Poverty (Economic Opportunity Act of 1964) and Great Society legislation; the caliber and backgrounds of Nixon administration staff; the nomination of Spiro Agnew as Republican Vice Presidential candidate in 1968; working as a member of the Cost of Living Council on the Economic Stabilization Program to implement wage and price controls; viewing the Watergate scandal as an outsider while in Europe with NATO; the Arab-Israeli War of 1973; working with President Gerald Ford on his transition team and as White House Chief of Staff; Ford's pardoning of Richard Nixon; and Nixon's political comeback and legacy.
BOX-FOLDER 4/19 Oral history interview with Kenneth Rush, 1993-10-23
Interview conducted by Deborah Hart Strober and Gerald S. Strober on October 23, 1993 ; recorded at Delray Beach, Florida.
Rush was Assistant Professor at Duke University Law School, 1936-1937, U.S. Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany, 1969-1972, Deputy Secretary of Defense, 1972-1973, Deputy Secretary of State, 1973-1974, interim U.S. Secretary of State, 1973, and U.S. Ambassador to France, 1974-1977.
Rush discusses instructing Richard Nixon at Duke University Law School; President Nixon and National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger's bypassing of the State Department bureaucracy in the running of major foreign policy initiatives; Nixon offering Rush the position of Counselor in charge of Watergate matters for the White House and Rush's refusal; the Arab-Israeli War of 1973; Prime Minister of Israel Golda Meir; Nixon's reputation among foreign powers; the Watergate scandal; and Richard Nixon's legacy.
BOX-FOLDER 4/20 Oral history interview with William Rusher, 1993-09-20
Interview conducted by Deborah Hart Strober and Gerald S. Strober on September 20, 1993 ; recorded at New York City, New York.
Rusher was vice president and publisher of the National Review magazine.
Rusher discusses an offer extended to him to become Special Counsel for President Richard M. Nixon to deal with the Watergate scandal; conservative response to Nixon's normalizing of diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China; richard Nixon's personality; Nixon's resignation as President of the United States; Wasington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, and U.S. District Court Judge John Sirica; and Richard Nixon's legacy.
BOX-FOLDER 4/21 Oral history interview with Donald Santarelli, 1994-02-02
Interview conducted by Deborah Hart Strober and Gerald S. Strober on February 2, 1994 ; recorded via telephone.
Santarelli was Associate Deputy Attorney General in the U.S. Department of Justice, 1969-1972, and Administrator of the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration, 1973-1974.
Santarelli discusses U.S. President Richard M. Nixon's law enforcement policies, and philosophy of devolution to state and local governments; the role of U.S. Attorney General John Mitchell in the Nixon administration; White House Special Counsel Charles Colson; White House Chief of Staff H. R. Haldeman; John Mitchell's wife Martha Mitchell; White House Counsel John Dean; staff members' management of President Nixon by "burying" bad ideas and initiatives, and Nixon's motivations for political "dirty tricks"; Committee to Reelect the President (CRP) General Counsel and Watergate break-in planner G. Gordon Liddy; Assistant Attorney General and FBI Director Pat Gray; and President Gerald Ford's pardon of Richard Nixon.
BOX-FOLDER 4/22 Oral history interview with William Saxbe, 1993-10-01
Interview conducted by Deborah Hart Strober and Gerald S. Strober on October 1, 1993 ; recorded at New York City, New York.
Saxbe was U.S. Senator from Ohio, 1969-1974, and U.S. Attorney General, 1974-1975.
Saxbe discusses the difficulty of his working relationship with President Richard Nixon and the White House staff; the final days of the Nixon adminsitration; Nixon's resignation as President of the United States; and Nixon's legacy.
BOX-FOLDER 4/23 Oral history interview with Donald Segretti, 1993-01-18
Interview conducted by Deborah Hart Strober and Gerald S. Strober on January 18, 1993 ; recorded at Newport Beach, California.
Segretti was a political operative in charge of the "dirty tricks" operations to discredit Democratic candidates in the 1972 Presidential campaign.
Segretti discusses his recruitment by White House appointments secretary Dwight Chapin and White House staff assistant Gordon Strachan to work for on political operations under the codename of "black advance"; setting up black advance operations in various primary states during the 1972 Presidential campaign; Segretti's operational authority coming from the White House and not the Committee to Releect the President (CRP); the motivation for "dirty tricks" operations in the 1972 campaign; how staff persons in President Richard Nixon's administration got caught up in committing illegal and unethical activities; the Watergate scandal and its motivation; Nixon's relationship with the media; Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein; Segretti's attempts to receive legal advice from White House Counsel John Dean; and Richard Nixon's legacy.
BOX-FOLDER 4/24 Oral history interview with George Shultz, 1993-08-12
Interview conducted by Deborah Hart Strober and Gerald S. Strober on August 12, 1993 ; recorded at Palo Alto, California.
Shultz was U.S. Secretary of Labor, 1969-1970, first Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), 1970-1972, and U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1972-1974.
Shultz discusses his appointment to President Richard M. Nixon's first Cabinet as U.S. Secretary of Labor; Office of Management and Budget (OMB) meetings with Nixon; insecurity amongst senior staff over Nixon's second term Cabinet reshuffling; Nixon's preference for working on foreign affairs over economic policy; the White House initiative to have the IRS audit persons on an "enemies list" and the Treasury Department's refusal to carry out the audits; and Richard Nixon's Presidential legacy.
BOX-FOLDER 4/25 Oral history interview with Rocco Siciliano, 1993-01-18
Interview conducted by Deborah Hart Strober and Gerald S. Strober on January 18, 1993 ; recorded at Beverly Hills, California.
Siciliano was U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce, 1969-1971, and part-time member of the Federal Pay Board, 1971-1973.
Siciliano discusses his appointment as U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce; then Vice President Richard M. Nixon during the President Dwight D. Eisenhower administration; the difference in management style between Presidents Eisenhower and Nixon; working with Nixon White House staff, expecially Special Counsel Charles Colson; and Richard Nixon's legacy.
BOX-FOLDER 4/26 Oral history interview with Joseph Sisco, 1993-12-03
Interview conducted by Deborah Hart Strober and Gerald S. Strober on December 3, 1993 ; recorded at Washington, D.C.
Sisco was Assistnt Secretary of State for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, 1969-1974, and Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, 1974-1976.
Sisco discusses the reservation of Middle East policy to the care of the U.S. Department of State during the President Richard M. Nixon administration; the centralization of other foreign affairs in the U.S. National Security Council under National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger; and the Rogers Plan, U.S. Secretary of State William Rogers' policy for resolving lingering points of contention in the aftermath of the Israel-Arab War of 1967.
BOX-FOLDER 4/27 Oral history interview with James St. Clair, 1993-09-30
Interview conducted by Deborah Hart Strober and Gerald S. Strober on March 1, 1994 ; recorded at Boston, Massachusetts.
St. Clair was special counsel to President Richard M. Nixon in 1974.
St. Clair discusses being hired as part of President Richard M. Nixon's legal defense for the Watergate investigations; technical investigation of the taping equipment used for the Oval Office tapes after the discovery of an 18 minute gap in one tape; St. Clair's arguments before the Supreme Court on July 8, 1974; the evidence of the "smoking gun" tape of the June 23, 1972 Oval Office staff meeting; and Richard Nixon's legacy.
BOX-FOLDER 4/28 Oral history interview with Maurice Stans, 1994-02-15
Interview conducted by Deborah Hart Strober and Gerald S. Strober on February 15, 1994 ; recorded at Pasadena, California.
Stans was chair of the finance committee for Richard M. Nixon's 1968 Presidential campaign; U.S. Secretary of Commerce, 1969, 1972, and president of the finance committee of the Committee to Reelect the President (CRP) for Nixon's 1972 Presidential campaign.
Stans discusses then Vice President Richard M. Nixon's relationship with President Dwight D. Eisenhower; Nixon's unsuccessful 1960 and 1962 Presidential and California gubernatorial campaigns; Nixon's time in New York City between his 1962 campaign and his 1968 Presidential campaign; financing the 1968 campaign; Stans' appointment as U.S. Secretary of Commerce; domestic policies, including minority capitalism; Stans' 1971 trip to the Soviet Union to discuss trade relations and Soviet debts to the U.S. carried over from the Lend Lease loans of World War II; the Watergate scandal; Stans' financing role for Nixon's 1972 Presidential campaign; Committee to Reelect the President (CRP) General Counsel G. Gordon Liddy; the investigation of Nixon campaign finances in the wake of the Watergate scandal; and his refusal to accept an anonymous contribution to the campaign from Italian banker Michele Sindona.
BOX-FOLDER 4/29 Oral history interview with Viktor Sukhodrev, 1994-05-24
Interview conducted by Deborah Hart Strober and Gerald S. Strober on May 24, 1994 ; recorded at New York City, New York
Sukhodrev was English-language interpreter for Communist Party of the Soviet Union General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev.
Sukhodrev discusses the reaction among Soviet leaders to U.S. President Richard M. Nixon's election in 1968; the Strategic Arms Limitations Talks between Nixon and Communist Party of the Soviet Union General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev, Premier of the Soviet Union Aleksei Kosygin, and Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet Nikolai Podgornyi; Soviet leaders' reactions to the Watergate scandal and the notion that the U.S. President might be impeached; reactions to the U.S. military alert during the Arab-Israeli War of 1973, and Nixon's diplomatic summit with the People's Republic of China; and U.S. National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger.
BOX-FOLDER 4/30 Oral history interview with William Sullivan, 1994-02-28
Interview conducted by Deborah Hart Strober and Gerald S. Strober on February 28, 1994 ; recorded via telephone.
Sullivan was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, 1969-1973, and U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines, 1973-1977.
Sullivan discusses negotiating with the Democratic Republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam War; the President Richard M. Nixon doctrine of foreign policy; the Nixon administration's reaction to the anti-Vietnam War movement in the U.S.; Electronic Data Systems (EDS) founder H. Ross Perot and the politicization of the prisoner-of-war issue in Vietnam; Vietnamization policy; the geopolitics of the Vietnam War; U.S. Secretary of State William P. Rogers and his role in foreign policy development; Sullivan's learning that he was being wiretapped by the White House; RAND Corporarion analyst Daniel Ellsberg and the leak of the Pentagon Papers; the impact of losing the war in Vietnam on U.S. geopolitics; and Richard Nixon's character.
BOX-FOLDER 4/31 Oral history interview with Vernon A. Walters, 1993-08-24
Interview conducted by Deborah Hart Strober and Gerald S. Strober on August 24, 1993 ; recorded at Washington, D.C.
Walters was a Lieutenant-General in the U.S. Army, defense attache at the U.S. Embassy in Paris, France, 1967-1972, peace negotiator in U.S. National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger's secret talks with the government of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, and Deputy Director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), 1972-1976.
Walters discusses his work carrying out secret negotiations with representatives of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam in Paris, under the direction of U.S. National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger; being sent while U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Deputy Director to make unofficial contact with representatives of Palestinian groups responsible for carrying out airplane hijackings; President Richard M. Nixon's relationship with the media; Nixon's character and leadership qualities; Nixon's policy toward Communist nations; the Arab-Israeli War of 1973; the CIA and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)'s involvement in the Watergate investigation; the Watergate scandal; and the legacy of Richard Nixon's Presidency and the Vietnam War.
BOX-FOLDER 4/32 Oral history interview with Gerald Warren, 1993-08-18
Interview conducted by Deborah Hart Strober and Gerald S. Strober on August 18, 1993 ; recorded via telephone.
Warren was White House Deputy Press Secretary in the Presidents Richard M. Nixon and Gerald Ford administrations, 1969-1975.
Warren discusses Richard M. Nixon's 1962 California gubernatorial campaign; Nixon's relationship with the media; the Vietnam War; U.S. Vice President Spiro Agnew; Nixon's 1972 Presidential campaign; life in the White House press corps; Washington Post reporters Bob woodward and Carl Bernstein; and President Richard M. Nixon's character and personality.
BOX-FOLDER 4/33 Oral history interview with William Westmoreland, 1994-01-05
Interview conducted by Deborah Hart Strober and Gerald S. Strober on January 5, 1994 ; recorded via telephone.
Westmoreland was commander of the U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV), 1964-1968, and U.S. Army Chief of Staff, 1968-1972.
Westmoreland discusses the prosecution of the Vietnam War during the President Lyndon B. Johnson administration; Westmoreland's Vietnam War strategy; the policy of Vietnamization; and the strategy of withdrawal.
BOX-FOLDER 4/34 Oral history interview with David Wilson, 1994-01-19
Interview conducted by Deborah Hart Strober and Gerald S. Strober on January 19, 1994 ; recorded at Washington, D.C.
Wilson was staff assistant in the office of White House Counsel John Dean, 1971-1973.
Wilson discusses the routine business of the Office of the Counsel to the President under John Dean; Wilson's responsibilities as assistant to Dean; President Richard M. Nixon's relationship with the White House staff; working with Committee to Reelect the President (CRP) General Counsel G. Gordon Liddy on election requirements for Nixon's 1972 Presidential campaign; the Watergate scandal; CRP security director James McCord; and Dean's involvement in Watergate and other abuses of the Nixon administration.
BOX-FOLDER 4/35 Oral history interview with Bob Woodward, 1994-03-08
Interview conducted by Deborah Hart Strober and Gerald S. Strober on March 8, 1994 ; recorded via telephone.
Woodward was a reporter for the Washington Post who, with fellow reporter Carl Bernstein, conducted that newspaper's investigative work of the Watergate scandal. Coauthor with Bernstein of their account of the investigation, All the President's Men.
Woodward discusses President Richard M. Nixon's character and personality; Nixon's legacy and political rehabilitation in the wake of the Watergate scandal and his resignation from office; the question of Nixon's responsibility in the events and cover up of Watergate; Woodward's investigation of Watergate after learning of the break-in; the question of Watergate informant Deep Throat's identity; and charges of inaccuracies and falsehoods made by critics of Woodward's book All the President's Men, particularly those made in the 1992 book Silent Coup by Len Colodny and Robert Gettlin.
BOX-FOLDER 4/36 Oral history interview with Aharon Yariv, 1992-10-30
Interview conducted by Deborah Hart Strober and Gerald S. Strober on October 30, 1992 ; recorded at Ramat Aviv, Israel.
Yariv was head of the Directorate of Military Intelligence in the Israeli Defense Forces, 1964-1972, Advisor on Counterterrorism for Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir, 1972-1973, and government minister in the Knesset, 1974-1975.
Yariv discusses the Arab-Israeli War of 1973; U.S. President Richard M. Nixon; and Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir.
BOX-FOLDER 4/37 Oral history interview with Ronald Ziegler, 1994-01-25
Interview conducted by Deborah Hart Strober and Gerald S. Strober on January 25, 1994 ; recorded at Alexandria, Virginia.
Ziegler was White House Press Secretary in the President Richard M. Nixon administration, 1969-1974, and Assistant to the President, 1973-1974.
Ziegler discusses Richard M. Nixon's political campaigns through 1968; Ziegler's role as Press Secretary for President Nixon and the level of access he enjoyed; Nixon's leadership style and character; the tapes of recorded conversations in the Oval Office, and meetings between Ziegler, Acting Special Counsel Leonard Garment, and White House Chief of Staff Alexander Haig about whether the tapes should be destroyed or allowed to be turned over for evidence in the Watergate investigations; the questions of whether White House Counsel John Dean conducted an official investigation into Watergate as alleged by the White House, and who ordered the Watergate break-in; Nixon's legal defense; and the last days of Richard Nixon's Presidency.
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