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Military Affairs / Vol. Army Cost / USSR Military Maneuvers #256693

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 06, 1978
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(Studio) Abolition of military draft system and institution of volunteer force noted. General Accounting Office report on cost of vol. force stated.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) General Accounting Office report's conclusion on cost of vol. force contrasted to that of draft and present force cost exceeding prediction of former defense secretary Thomas. C. Gates outlined. [General Accounting Office spokesperson Al SHANEFELTER - describes underestimation by Gates Cmsn.] [Senator Sam NUNN - questions witness re: Gates Commission predictions.] [Defense Department manpower chief John WHITE - cites reasons he thinks pay increase for vols. is fair.] Nunn's statement re: cost of vol. force stated.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

(Studio) Report on beginning of USSR military maneuvers at Minsk, witnessed by Americans for 1st time since World War II under provisions of 1975 Helsinki agreement. Film shown. Demonstration of new T-72 tank noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Pappas, Ike

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