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  2/12/2013, Adar 2, 5773

Pentagon: Hundreds of Thousands Left Jobless Amid Cuts

Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said on Tuesday that planned budget cuts would force the Pentagon to put hundreds of thousands of civilian workers on unpaid leave, and would force the defense department to drastically reduce training and maintenance programs. 

Automatic spending cuts of $46 billion are scheduled to take effect in two weeks.