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Draft To End #224524

CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 28, 1972
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(Studio) President Nixon makes bid for 11 million young voters who will cast 1st ballots in November Announces end to military draft.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(San Clemente, California) President calls for all-volunteer Army by July, 1973. Defense Secretary Melvin Laird and President adviser Henry Kissinger on hand, as are 6 young members California draft advisory board [LAIRD - calls for respect for men and women in military service.] Hopes extension of enlistment bonuses to Reserves and National Guard units, help enlistment. [LAIRD - says Nixon's ending draft has helped calm college unrest.] Nixon to announce more US troop withdrawals from Vietnam in 48 hrs.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Cronkite, Walter;
Rather, Dan

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