ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 15, 1979
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(Studio) Turmoil in Iran noted to have reopened questions with regard to readiness of US forces. Senator Armed Services Committee chairperson John Stennis' call for reinstitution of draft reported Pentagon announcement of services branches' inability to meet goals for recruiting stated. Interview shown with Army Secretary Clifford Alexander. [ALEXANDER - discusses: possibility of sending troops to Persian Gulf area, such as Saudi Arabia; concerns about US mil. equipment in Iran and cntry.'s new government; Army preparedness in event of war against NATO.] Anchor quotes information given by House Armed Services Committee member Robin Beard with regard to classified material indicating degree of army manpower shortage; asks Alexander's response. [ALEXANDER - won't comment.] Anchor mentions various proposals now being discussed in Congress with regard to increase manpower. [ALEXANDER - states own views on registration and draft.]
REPORTER: Barbara Walters
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