ABC Evening News for Monday, Jun 16, 1980
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(Studio) Senator Armed Services Committee noted requiring Army to cut its strength until higher percentage of high school graduates are recruited; details given.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(Fort Knox, Kentucky) Intelligence and learning ability of today's Army recruits examined; films shown. Av. education and literacy level of Fort Knox recruits detailed; basic education program noted incl large percentage of high school graduates. Statistics on situation listed on screen. [Lieutenant Joseph BARTO - notes problem created due to sophisticated weapons.] Complexity of computer-controlled tank gun cited as example [BARTO - explains system.] [Recruits Mark VALENTINE, Albert LANCTOT - comment on their education needs.] Various methods used by Army to teach recruits with low intelligence and/or poor education background outlined. [TEACHER - addresses class.] [BARTO - comments on need for good attitude.]
REPORTER: John McWethy
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