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Interview with Admiral Thomas H. Moorer

by Robert Gettlin - October 4, 1989


Listen to Interview with Admiral Thomas H. Moorer

GETTLIN:

See the thing about it, he had contacts at the White House, from his time that he went over there at the situation room. Now I've talked to a number of people, including people at the NSC, and they said that part of the job that Woodward had when he went over there is that he briefed Al Haig. Did you-- were you aware of that?

MOORER:

Sure

GETTLIN:

You were.

MOORER:

Of course.

GETTLIN:

Well, why was--

MOORER:

[INAUDIBLE]

GETTLIN:

Why was he briefing Haig over there?

MOORER:

Because I was on the telephone with Haig 8 or 9 times a day about whatever's going on, the same thing with Kissinger.

GETTLIN:

Yeah.

MOORER:

And it's the job of a uh, people in the Pentagon to keep the President informed.

GETTLIN:

Yeah.

MOORER:

The President was Commander in Chief, and Haig was simply the channel that got into, it went from Haig [INAUDIBLE] to the President.

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