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Pentagon Wants More Workers Exempt From Furloughs

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says Pentagon and administration lawyers are looking for ways to expand the number of Defense Department civilians who are exempt from furloughs, amid worries that the government shutdown is damaging U.S. credibility among its international allies.

10/01/2013

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel delivers remarks during the 2013 Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Month Ceremony at the Pentagon Auditorium on June 25, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Chuck Hagel: Furloughs For Military Could Continue

Furloughs, which have forced a 20 percent pay cut on most of the military’s civilian workforce, probably will continue next year and might worsen.

07/21/2013