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Report says military draft unnecessary through 1987

Increased pay and an improved image are helping fill the ranks of the all-volunteer military, eliminating any need for the draft for at least another five years, defense officials say.

The Military Manpower Task Force concluded that manpower goals in all branches of the armed forces will generally be met through fiscal year 1987. Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger discounted earlier suggestions that the recession was a key to the success of the all-volunteer force.

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