CBS Evening News for Sunday, Dec 19, 1982
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(Studio) United States armed forces' fight against drug use among troops noted.
REPORTER: Morton Dean
(DC) Drug use among victims of jet crash on deck of USS Nimitz in 1981 recalled; photos shown. Navy crackdown on drug use reported Film shown of Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Thomas B. Hayward. [HAYWARD - states Navy policy.] Incr. in courts-martial and drug- involved cases in recent years detailed. [Defense Department chief legal cnsl. William TAFT - says drug abuse in military down in last year and that's why tough sentences.] [Attorney William SMITH - comments.] Smith's comments noted in connection with cts.-martial of military personnel for drug cases that took place off base, off duty, out of uniform. Case of M/sergeant Harry Carlisle given as example [CARLISLE - comments.] Rptd. undercover operation at March AFB, California, cited. Civilian attys.' adverse reaction to case of Lieutenant Joanne Newack at Hancock Field AFB, New York, reported; details given. Newack said serving sentence at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, prison run by Army. [Newack's attorney Faith SEIDENBERG - comments on sentence.] [Newack's mother, Janet NEWACK - is concerned with regard to daughter's mental and physical state.] Pentagon refusal to discuss Newack case reported [TAFT - says anyone in military should not use drugs and consequences can be severe.] President Reagan's recent exec. order with regard to military drug use stated.
REPORTER: Betty Ann Bowser