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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.
REPORTER: John Hart

(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

Reporter(s):
Hart, John;
Schieffer, Bob
Duration:
00:01:50

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