In this photo taken July 17, 2013, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel talks with Air Force personnel at Joint Base Charleston near Charleston, S.C., on the last day of a three-day trip to visit bases in ... more 
In this photo taken July 17, 2013, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel talks with Air Force personnel at Joint Base Charleston near Charleston, S.C., on the last day of a three-day trip to visit bases in the Carolinas and Florida. When Hagel told civilian Department of Defense workers on the base that job furloughs, that have forced a 20% pay cut on most of the militay's civilian workforce, will likely continue next year, and that it make it even worse, the audience softly gasped in surprise and gave a few depressed low whistles. He said that if the department has to absorb another $52 billion in cuts next year because of the federal sequester, there will likely be layoffs instead of furloughs. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Bruce Smith
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