ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 01, 1972
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(Studio) Defense Secretary Laird reports Pentagon hopes to reduce draft to 50,000 men this year, 1/2 1971 figure. Volunteer Army still goal for 1973. Project to give prospective volunteers a preview of army life is underway.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(Fort Jackson, SC) 96 young men arrived at Fort Jackson for 3-day look at volunteer army. [Officer pictures army as employer, and recruits as employees.] Prospects received flashy uniforms and new qtrs. Comprehensive tests administered. [Prospects interviewed had already decided to volunteer for army and had come to school on advice of recruiters.]
REPORTER: Steve Bell
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