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Defense Dept. Says Workers Will Not Face Fiscal Cliff-Related Layoffs

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Defense Sec. Leon Panetta is assuring Pentagon workers they will not face layoffs immediately if the government cannot avert the "fiscal cliff."

In an email to Defense Department employees yesterday, Panetta said he does not believe the Pentagon's day-to-day operations would change dramatically in the days after the spending cuts went into effect.

He also said that if the Pentagon has to operate for an extended period on reduced funding, then layoffs or other personnel actions may have to be considered. He added that if layoffs are necessary, advance notice will be provided.

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