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Vietnam / Pullouts / Draft / Laird #205533

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 17, 1969
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(Studio) Defense Secretary Melvin Laird talks on Vietnam pullouts and its effect on draft calls. New quotas to be reported Friday
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) 3rd Marine Div. to pull out and draft calls to be lower. [LAIRD - says Vietnamization program designed to give South Vietnam greater capabilities. Must convince North Vietnam that South Vietnam is stronger.] He argued for bigger cut to convince Thieu regime of United States intentions and not enough to take heat out of college protests.
REPORTER: Steve Rowan

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Rowan, Steve
Duration:
00:02:00

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