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October 15, 2013 6:00 AM

Shutdown misstep: How Obama administration plan put country at risk

It may be one of the most serious missteps of the government shutdown. After weeks of planning, the nation’s spy chief sent home nearly three-quarters of the workers at the intelligence agencies when faced with the partial shutdown. The move, James Clapper later admitted, put the U.S. at greater risk of terrorist attacks. He then reversed course and brought thousands of employees back to work.

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