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  • Egyptian bloodshed leaves Lockheed F-16s in limbo Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 10:46 AM ET
    File photo of an F-16 Fighting Falcon.

    Bloodshed on the streets of Egypt is delaying completion of a lucrative deal to sell Lockheed Martin F-16s to the troubled U.S. ally.

  • What will happen to Egypt's F-16s? Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 12:00 AM ET
    What will happen to Egypt's F-16s?

    The crisis in Egypt is delaying the completion of a lucrative deal selling Lockheed Martin F-16s. CNBC's Jane Wells has the details.

  • Obama cancels US-Egypt exercise over violence Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 10:39 AM ET
    An Egyptian man walks between lines of bodies wrapped in shrouds at a mosque in Cairo on August 15, 2013, following a crackdown on the protest camps of supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi the previous day.

    President Barack Obama condemned Egypt's interim government Thursday, saying the United States was canceling a joint military operation in protest of violence that left 525 dead.

  • Defense stocks on a roll Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 8:22 AM ET
    Defense stocks on a roll

    Despite sequestration concerns, the defense industry has developed strategies which are attracting some investors. Carter Copeland, Barclays analyst, has the plays.

  • Sequester impact showing Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 1:07 PM ET
    Sequester impact showing

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports on signs showing the sequester is having an impact on private sector defense jobs. Sources saw a slowdown in defense job growth beginning in the Spring.

  • Japan's controversial military ambitions Sunday, 28 Jul 2013 | 9:44 PM ET
    Japan's Controversial Military Ambitions

    James Brown, Military Fellow at Lowy Institute for International Policy talks about Japan's unique defense position, and puts its military ambitions in context.

  • Northrop Grumman earnings top expectations Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 7:19 AM ET
    A United States Air Force Global Hawk drone, manufactured by Northrop Grumman Corp.

    Northrop Grumman reported quarterly earnings and revenue that surpassed analysts' expectations on Wednesday.

  • Lockheed Martin reports 10% profit jump Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 1:28 PM ET
    Lockheed Martin reports 10% profit jump

    Lockheed Martin shares hit a new 52-week high, reports CNBC's Jane Wells. The sequester is not impacting the defense contractor's cash cow.

  • The Great Divide: Autos, defense & housing Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 1:36 PM ET
    The Great Divide: Autos, defense & housing

    Digging into the auto, defense and housing industries, with CNBC's Phil LeBeau, Jane Wells and Diana Olick. The aerospace and defense sector is at record highs.

  • Investors bet on defense firms' peacetime strength Sunday, 21 Jul 2013 | 9:00 AM ET

    Investors appear to be betting that the U.S. defense industry will be able to offset tens of billions in shrinking orders for swords with new, long-term contracts for plowshares.

  • Did EU Leaders Know About US Spying Tuesday, 2 Jul 2013 | 5:30 AM ET
    Did EU Leaders Know About US Spying

    Tony Fratto, former White House deputy press secretary and Thomas Snegaroff, senior research fellow at IRIS, debate on the NSA spying scandal, the EU's reaction and whether free trade talks will be impacted.

  • Defense Stocks Taking Off Friday, 28 Jun 2013 | 1:26 PM ET
    Defense Stocks Taking Off

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports defense contractors will update their international plans as Pentagon cuts are slowly nipping away at contracts. Will defense stocks surge in Q3? Cai von Rumohr, Cowen and Company, weighs in.

  • Taiwan a 'Black Hole' in Obama's Asia Pivot: Pro Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 7:41 PM ET
    Taiwan A 'Black Hole' In Obama's Asia Pivot: Pro

    Taiwan may be enjoying an improving relationship with mainland China but it is increasingly becoming more and more distant from the U.S says Sean King, Senior Vice President, Park Strategies.

  • American Heroes: Fighting to Protect Their Money Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 5:01 PM ET

    If you are a veteran or a service member, there are several free resources available to protect you and your families from fraud and to help those who have been victimized.

  • Boeing CEO: My Message Is Don’t Bet Against Us Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | 6:15 PM ET
    Boeing CEO: Never Worried About 787 Dreamliner

    Pt 2- Boeing president and CEO Jim McNerney discusses the company's strategy for growth as well as the need for more engineers in the U.S., and his thoughts on the American economy.

  • New Competition for US Defense Sector Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | 1:11 PM ET
    New Competition For US Defense Sector

    Sequestration and cuts to the military couldn't bring down the great U.S. defense sector. CNBC's Jane Wells reports on new competition in the industry.

  • Pain Ahead for Britons as New Cuts Unveiled Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | 8:28 AM ET

    Britain's finance minister George Osborne unveiled his plans for another round of government spending cuts on Wednesday as he tried to keep his deficit reduction drive on track despite stiff opposition to his policies.

  • We're Not Cutting Defense Budget: Russia Deputy PM Friday, 21 Jun 2013 | 5:50 AM ET
    We're Not Cutting Defense Budget: Russia Deputy PM

    Igor Shuvalov, Russia deputy prime minister, agrees with Kudrin's views that further investments in education and welfare is needed in Russia but disagrees with cutting the defense budget.

  • Defense Companies Call for European Drone Program Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 5:08 AM ET
    A drone on display in the exposition hall of the Border Security Expo in Phoenix

    European aerospace companies called on Europe to launch its own independent drone program to equip armies across the continent.

  • Defense Industry 'Strong': Raytheon CEO Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 4:30 AM ET
    Defense Industry Is 'Strong': Raytheon CEO

    Thomas Culligan, senior vice president and CEO at Raytheon International, talks about the defense industry, the market's strength and where growth is likely to come from.

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