Hagel: Pentagon looking to exempt more workers from shutdown furloughs

  • by: LOLITA C. BALDOR , Associated Press
  • Updated: October 1, 2013 - 5:20 AM

SEOUL, South Korea — 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, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Tuesday.

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