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All-Volunteer Army #214864

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Feb 13, 1971
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(Studio) President Nixon asked Congress for incrd. pay and money to improve living conditions for armed services to help achieve volunteer army goal.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Mil. draft existed since 1948. President Nixon talked ending draft for years [NIXON - says shall not be satisfied until achieve all-volunteer army.]
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Fort Jackson, SC) Admin. feels can't end draft completely until mid-1973. Some Pentagon officials and Congmen. don't think all-volunteer army will work. [Representative Edward HEBERT - says patriotism doesn't exist in US to extent necessary for all-volunteer army.]
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Hillcrest Heights, MD) 60% of volunteers, close to being drafted, have better choices if volunteer. 88% of riflemen in Vietnam, draftees; only 3% of volunteers chose infantry last year
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Fort Jackson, SC) Enlisted man's pay now so low many GIs on welfare; housing conditions poor. Admin. proposals would double enlisted man's pay. [Army Chief of Staff General William WESTMORELAND - says if society ridicules army, not expect to get number of volunteers needed.]
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(South Vietnam) [Unidentified GIs - say don't think incrd. benefits get them to stay in South Vietnam.] Some fear all-volunteer army could lead to military takeover of United States government
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Aldershot, England) Britain army is all-volunteer and held in high esteem; having trouble getting enough volunteers.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(DC) President draft power limitation may be key Congress issue of all-volunteer army consideration.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Reporter(s):
Mudd, Roger;
Schieffer, Bob
Duration:
00:06:10

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