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Laird / Lockheed Loan / Draft #218174

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jul 23, 1971
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(Studio) Defense Secretary Melvin River Laird supports Dep. Defense Secretary David Packard's position on granting only Lockheed Aircraft Corporation government loan; says men with expired deferments may be drafted if new draft law not passed soon.

(DC) Laird says drafting those with expired deferments will begin if Congress fails to act when reconvenes in September; while enlistments continuing at normal rate, could be 100,000 man military manpower shortage by end of yr., if no new law passed.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Hart, John;
Schieffer, Bob

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