Nation: The Draft: Moving Toward Equity

PRESIDENT NIXON'S demand last week for congressional action on his draft-revision bill was adapted from a scenario inspired by Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird. More than anyone else in the Administration, Laird worries about the possible consequences of the autumnal unrest planned by student anti-Pentagon groups. With the opening of school approaching, Laird recently counseled the President to apply pressure for passage of the draft-revision bill submitted to Congress last May. It may be too late to get action this year, but Laird figures that at least students will know that the Administration...

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