U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel listens on speaker phone during a conversation with Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and other senior Defense Department officials about the U.S. ... more 
U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel listens on speaker phone during a conversation with Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and other senior Defense Department officials about the U.S. government shutdown, at his hotel in Seoul October 1, 2013. Hagel is on a four-day trip to South Korea to celebrate the 60th anniversary of a security alliance. The U.S. government began a partial shutdown on Tuesday for the first time in 17 years, potentially putting up to 1 million workers on unpaid leave, closing national parks and stalling medical research projects. REUTERS/Jacquelyn Martin/Pool (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS) less 
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Tue, Oct 1, 2013 10:06 AM EDT