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Draft Drawing / Volunteer Army #233474

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 20, 1974
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(Studio) Draft drawing held in Washington, DC Procedure is only stand-by plan to be used in national emergencies.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Conversion from draft to all volunteer army expensive. [Assistant deputy chief of staff personnel Major General DeWitt SMITH doesn't think there's any alternative to all volunteer army.] Chairperson of House Armed Services Committee F Edward Hebert predicts volunteer army wont' work.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) New volunteer army unit studied.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Fort Benning, Georgia) Army's new lifestyle reviewed. Av. recruit today younger, poorer and less educated. New army recruits react to army life. [Commander 197th infantry brigade Colonel William STEELE - thinks brigade ready for combat if needed. Believes unit is more cohesive.]
REPORTER: Bruce Hall

Cronkite, Walter;
Hall, Bruce;
Schieffer, Bob

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