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Draft Reform #203512

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 13, 1969
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(Studio) President Nixon asks Congress for authority to adopt lottery draft system which would reduce amount of time that 1 could be called and would call youngest 1st.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [President aide Peter FLANIGAN - says will make system fairer until all-volunteer army developed.] 19-yr. olds instead of 26-yr. olds would be called 1st. Luck of the draw would decide who would go instead of selective procedure. Man only be vulnerable to draft for 1 year instead of 7 years. College-deferred students would be vulnerable to draft for 1 yr. after ending education.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Studio) During 1st year all eligible persons would be placed in lottery.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Rather, Dan

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