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Canada / All-Volunteer Army #14438

ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 26, 1971
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(Studio) Canada has all-volunteer army.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Camp Gagetown, New Brunswick, Canada) Canada has so many volunteers only accepts 1 of 4; volunteer surplus due to high pay; recruit makes $250/mo. [Unidentified Canada SOLDIERS - say joined because security, to improve education, future.] Enlistments for 5 years, but can get out any time by giving 6 mos. notice. [Unidentified SOLDIERS - say if don't like it can always get out.] "Mickey Mouse" rules eliminated; barracks like college dorms. Reenlistment rate 88%. Canadian officials question practicality of United States all-volunteer army due to United States world commitments.
REPORTER: Roger Peterson

Reporter(s):
Peterson, Roger;
Smith, Howard K.
Duration:
00:02:40

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