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Draft Calls: Some Basic Facts

Description: This report discusses the draft and procedures for selection which were revised in 1969 to make selection random and the number of men called up through the draft for 1968 through 1970.
Date: April 1, 1970
Creator: Buchan, Lois
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Latin American-United States Fishing Rights Controversy: Dilemma for United States Foreign Policy (1969-1971)

Description: This report discusses the controversy over fishing rights between the United States and three South American nations (Chile, Peru, and Ecuador) which culminated in the seizure of U.S. tuna fishing vessels by Peru and Ecuador in waters the U.S. considered outside their territorial jurisdiction. The main events of the controversy, diplomatic actions taken by the nations involved, and policy options are discussed.
Date: April 15, 1971
Creator: Hagen, Virginia M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The U.S. Metric System

Description: This report provides an overview to the metric system including origins and usage as well as a discussion of the pros and cons of "metrication" in the United States with a history of the movement and related legislation.
Date: April 26, 1971
Creator: Geier, Claire Riley
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Amnesty for Draft Evaders and Others: Pros and Cons and Possible Compromises

Description: This report discusses the pros and cons of offering amnesty to draft evaders, deserters, and those dishonorably discharged from the military during the Vietnam War along with possible compromises through providing various opinions on the issue offered in Congressional testimony, the news media, and constituent letters.
Date: April 19, 1972
Creator: Etridge, John C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The India-Pakistan War of November-December 1971: Background, Causes, and The Role of American Diplomacy

Description: This report discusses the November and December 1971, war between India and Pakistan over the persecution of Hindus by the West Pakistani army fighting East Pakistani rebels in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) and their refusal to allow East Pakistan to become independent. The war ended with India's defeat of the West Pakistani army in East Pakistan and the recognition of the new country of Bangladesh. U.S. policy towards India and Pakistan is also discussed.
Date: April 20, 1972
Creator: Niksch, Larry A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Precedents of the House of Representatives Relating to Exclusion, Expulsion, and Censure

Description: This report discusses historical precedents in Congress for expulsion, exclusion, and censure of Members and potential Members of Congress and provides brief descriptions of each incidence of these activities by Congress divided by the reason for the action.
Date: April 1973
Creator: Tienken, Robert L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Prison Reform Legislation: 92nd Congress

Description: This report provides a listing of proposed and passed legislation in the 92nd Congress related to prison reform and discusses the legislative hearings regarding prison reform that occurred during the 92nd Congress.
Date: April 6, 1973
Creator: Wolf, Jean
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department