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  • President Obama Nominates Sen. Hagel Monday, 7 Jan 2013 | 7:00 PM ET
    President Obama Nominates Sen. Hagel

    Former Nebraska Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel's possible nomination for the nation's next Defense Secretary had been rumored for weeks. Elliott Abrams, Council on Foreign Relations; Gen. Wesley Clark, U.S. Army Retiree; and Tony Fratto, Former White House Deputy Press Secretary, discuss whether Hagel's nomination is controversial.

  • Hagel Accepts Nomination Monday, 7 Jan 2013 | 1:30 PM ET
    Hagel Accepts Nomination

    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta commends President Obama on his decision to nominate Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel (R) as the next Secretary of Defense, and counterterrorism adviser John Brennan as director of the CIA; and Sen. Chuck Hagel accepts the President's nomination.

  • Pres. Obama to Nominate Hagel Monday, 7 Jan 2013 | 1:10 PM ET
    Pres. Obama to Nominate Hagel

    President Obama is unveiling two choices to head his security team and they are sure to be controversial, reports CNBC's John Harwood.

  • US Arms Sales to Asia Set to Boom on Pacific 'Pivot' Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 12:52 AM ET
    f-35 JSF

    U.S. sales of warplanes, anti-missile systems and other costly weapons to China's and North Korea's neighbors appear set for significant growth amid regional security jitters.

  • How 'Cliff' Will Impact Defense Monday, 31 Dec 2012 | 10:24 AM ET
    How 'Cliff' Will Impact Defense

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports Defense cutbacks loom as the Pentagon plans to notify 800 thousand employees of potential furloughs if no deal is reached in a debt deal.

  • Defense in the New Year Friday, 28 Dec 2012 | 4:30 PM ET
    Defense in the New Year

    Defense companies are sure to be affected if we go over the "fiscal cliff" because of automatic spending cuts to the industry, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • Defense Stock Plays For the New Year Friday, 28 Dec 2012 | 10:17 AM ET
    Defense Stock Plays For the New Year

    Howard Rubel, Jefferies analyst, provides insight on how to play the defense sector.

  • India, Russia Seal Defense Deals; Hail Partnership Monday, 24 Dec 2012 | 6:51 PM ET

    India agreed to buy dozens of Russian military helicopters and fighter jet assembly kits at a summit on Monday, underlining the resilience of ties between the long-time allies despite New Delhi's recent moves to diversify its arms suppliers.

  • The Lockheed Martin Corp. facility in Fort Worth, Texas.

    With so much government money going to defense companies like Lockheed Martin, it is difficult to imagine a "fiscal cliff" deal that does not cut at least some of the Pentagon's defense budget.

  • The Good & Bad of 'Cliff' Diving Friday, 7 Dec 2012 | 4:12 PM ET
    The Good & Bad of 'Cliff' Diving

    Dawne Hickton, RTI International Metals, and Howard Dean, former Democratic National Committee chairman, debate the pros and cons of going over the "fiscal cliffs."

  • Swiss Spy Agency Warns US, Britain About Huge Data Leak Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 10:08 AM ET

    Secret information on counter-terrorism shared by foreign governments may have been compromised by a massive data theft.

  • Iran Claims It Captured US Drone Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 3:25 PM ET
    Iran Claims It Captured US Drone

    NBC's Jim Miklaszewski reports on the developing story of Iran claiming it captured a U.S. drone.

  • Small Drone, Big Problem? Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 2:47 PM ET
    Small Drone, Big Problem?

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on how the ScanEagle drone made by Boeing works and what it is used for.

  • Defense Sector: Potential Fallout From Fiscal Cliff Monday, 3 Dec 2012 | 4:40 PM ET
    Defense Sector: Potential Fallout From Fiscal Cliff

    CNBC's John Harwood reports the latest on the GOP's counter-offer; and discussing whether investors should be worried about their defense company holdings right now, with David Langstaff, president & CEO of TASC; Cai von Rumohr, Cowen & Co.; and Michael Lewis, Lazard Capital Markets.

  • Republicans Won't Like the Sound of This Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 | 5:00 PM ET
    WSJ Via Republican Aides: White House Wants At Least $50 Billion in New Spending

    CNBC's Eamon Javers says the Wall Street Journal is reporting the White House wants $1.6 trillion in up front tax increases and at least $50 billion in new spending. (5:49)

  • Most Expensive Military Programs Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 | 4:31 PM ET
    Most Expensive Military Programs

    Read ahead to see the most expensive U.S. military programs currently under way.

  • Most Expensive Military Programs Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 | 4:31 PM ET
    Most Expensive Military Programs

    Read ahead to see the most expensive U.S. military programs currently under way.

  • Defense Contractors Stockpiling Cash Tuesday, 27 Nov 2012 | 4:33 PM ET
    Defense Contractors Stockpiling Cash

    Some of the major players in the defense industry are hoarding cash amid fears of going over the fiscal cliff, which would mean major cuts to defense spending. Howard Rubel, Jefferies aerospace and defense analyst, and Patrick McCarthy, FBR Capital Markets senior defense analyst, offer insight.

  • Report: Israeli PM Requests 75,000 Troops Friday, 16 Nov 2012 | 2:28 PM ET
    Report: Israeli PM Requests 75,000 Troops

    The Israeli Defense Minister asked Parliament to authorize the mobilization of 75,000 troops, reports NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin; Richard Whittington, Drexel Hamilton aerospace and defense analyst, offers strategies for playing the defense sector.

  • Can You Guess What's the Worst Password to Have?

    The U.S. at war, a cyber war, and businesses and government are simply outgunned in the battle, said Eric Rosenbach, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy.

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