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Draft Reform / Nixon #447455

NBC Evening News for Friday, Sep 19, 1969
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(Studio) President Nixon cancels November and December draft calls. October call of 29,000 to be stretched over 3 mos. Reduction due to men reduced in Vietnam. President wants lottery draft. He'll make changes without Congress if they don't act.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) [President NIXON - says November and December draft to be canceled. 60,000 pullout makes this possible.] [Defense Secretary Melvin LAIRD - says moves made to remove draft inequities. 19-yr. old to know before he's 20 whether he'll serve.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(DC) College students still to get deferments and will be considered for draft when deferments end. New plan to make 19-yr. olds 1st draft targets. Genuine war opposition still exists.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John

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