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By Tammy Bruce
Team Obama's bizarre behavior helps Gitmo terrorists foil justice
Topic - Robert F. Hale
Defense officials urged lawmakers Tuesday to consider reforming the TRICARE military health care program and shutting down underused bases around the country — moves that would be unpopular among pro-military voters and localities dependent on commerce from the facilities.
The Pentagon will decide in the next two or three weeks whether it will require its 800,000 civilian workers to take unpaid leave this year, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told Congress on Tuesday.
He called on lawmakers to end the shutdown, saying that the lapse has forced the Pentagon to waste time and "a good deal of the public's money."
Mr. Hale said the law the defense secretary to determine who would be recalled, "which our lawyers concluded clearly implied that a blanket recall was not supported."