Pentagon to recall most furloughed civilian defense employees-U.S. official

Reuters

WASHINGTON, Oct 5 (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary ChuckHagel will announce on Saturday his decision to recall most ofthe some 400,000 civilian Defense Department employees sent homeduring the government shutdown, a U.S. defense official said.

The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, declinedto offer details. Hagel has been reviewing his authority to recall furloughed civilians, who may benefit from additionalprotections under a law meant to shield America's military fromthe shutdown.

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