Defense Secretary Leon Panetta gestures during a news conference at the Pentagon on Thursday.
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published Thursday, August 4th, 2011
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WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told Congress on Wednesday that if automatic government spending cuts kick in on March 1 he may be compelled to furlough the "vast majority" of the Defense Department's 800,000 civilian workers.