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ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 27, 1971
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(Studio) Senator-House conference committee unable to agree on new draft extension bill.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Defense Secretary Melvin River Laird says next year draft calls may be 16% below current levels. [LAIRD - says armed forces will need 100,000 men from selective service in next year; volunteers don't fill manpower needs; points out pay and other benefits not great enough to attract many volunteers.]
REPORTER: Bill Downs

Reporter(s):
Downs, Bill;
Smith, Howard K.
Duration:
00:01:50

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