Secretary of Defense Melvin R. Laird meets with the Joint Chiefs of STAFF in his Pentagon office. Attending the meeting are, left to right: Adm. Thomas H. Moorer, chairman; GEN. Creighton W. Abrams, chief of staff, U.S. Army; Adm. Elmo R. Zumwalt JR., chief of naval operations; Gen. Robert E. Cushman Jr., commandant, U.S. Marine Corps; and Gen. John D. Ryan, chief of staff, U.S. Air Force