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  • In the Crosshairs: Weapons Programs May Get Cut Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 2:19 PM ET
    The Pentagon

    President Obama's fiscal 2014 budget plan proposes cancellation of or cuts to several weapons programs.

  • So Where's the Pain From Sequester Cuts? Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 5:09 PM ET

    Warnings of massive job layoffs and another recession were all the talk when sequestration began in March. But so far the impact of government cutbacks seems a lot less than was predicted.

  • Stocks Tumble on North Korea Tensions Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 3:49 PM ET
    Stocks Tumble on North Korea Tensions

    The U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel acknowledged he's concerned the crisis in Korea could escalate, with CNBC's Eamon Javers; and how this news is impacting stocks, with Brian Jacobsen, Wells Fargo Advantage Funds and Tom McClellan, The McClellan Market Report.

  • US Sending THAAD Missile Defense to Guam Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 2:08 PM ET
    US Sending THAAD Missile Defense to Guam

    The U.S. military is sending missile defense technology to Guam, specifically THAAD, or Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • US to Send Missile Defense to Guam Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 1:50 PM ET
    US to Send Missile Defense to Guam

    Defense Secretary Hagel says North Korea's rhetoric presents a "real and clear" danger from the country. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the U.S. is sending missile defense to Guam. CNBC's Bob Pisani, weighs in.

  • Panetta: US, South Korea Must Be Prepared Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 4:24 PM ET
    Panetta: US, South Korea Must Be Very Prepared

    Discussing just how concerned the world should be with the aggressive tenor coming out of North Korea, and whether the U.S. is doing enough to combat hackers, with Leon Panetta, Secretary of Defense.

  • US to Let Spy Agencies Scour Americans' Finances Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 1:34 AM ET

    The Obama administration is drawing up plans to give all U.S. spy agencies full access to a massive database that contains financial data on American citizens and others who bank in the country, according to a Treasury Department document seen by Reuters.

  • Playing Defense on the Dow Tuesday, 5 Mar 2013 | 10:45 AM ET
    Playing Defense on the Dow

    Of the Dow 30 companies, only Boeing and United Technologies are strongly in defense, but they're hardly pure plays, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • Will the 'Sequester' Hurt America's Defense? Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 5:30 PM ET
    Will the Sequester Hurt America's Defense Capabilities?

    Neal Dihora, Equity Analyst at Morningstar, says defense companies need certainty on the US 'sequester' spending cuts in order to carry on with their business plans.

  • Defense Stocks Up Again Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 1:20 PM ET
    Defense Stocks Up Again

    Defense stocks are up this year, despite concerns over government spending cuts to the industry. Richard Aboulafia, Teal Group Corporation, provides perspective.

  • Play Defense: Stock Picks and Pans Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 7:36 AM ET
    Play Defense: Stock Picks and Pans

    Cai Von Rumohr, Cowen and Company analyst, talks about what investors should consider before buying stock in the defense sector.

  • Obama: Need to Agree on Smart, Tough Spending Cuts Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | 1:12 PM ET
    Obama: Need to Agree on Smart, Tough Spending Cuts

    CNBC's John Harwood reports the latest in Washington where President Obama is speaking out on Republicans and tax reform.

  • The Recipe For Prosperity Friday, 22 Feb 2013 | 7:00 PM ET
    The Recipe For Prosperity

    How the sequester might impact the economy, with Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY); Mark Simone, WOR Radio Talk Show Host; Robert Costa, National Review; and Gen. Barry McCaffrey, NBC News' military analyst.

  • North Korea May Actually Think a War Is Coming Friday, 22 Feb 2013 | 3:48 PM ET

    North Korea's latest belligerent talk isn't just cheap rhetoric: North Korea is preparing for a war because, in their eyes, the US may really be planning an offensive.

  • 15 Senators Request Hagel Nomination Pull Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 7:27 PM ET
    15 Senators Request Hagel Nomination Pull

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports tonight's latest headlines, including 15 Republican senators are sending a letter to President Obama asking him to pull Chuck Hagel's nomination for defense secretary.

  • No Huddle Offense: Catch Up on the Sequester Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 6:50 PM ET
    No Huddle Offense: Catch Up on the Sequester

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer shares his final thought of the day.

  • Greenspan: Odds of Sequestration Occurring Are Very High

    The GOP rejected the Democrats $110 billion sequester avoidance plan, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers; and what the impact might be on the economy if the sequester goes into effect, with Alan Greenspan, Former Federal Reserve Chairman.

  • Avoiding the Sequester Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 9:50 AM ET
    Avoiding the Sequester

    The deficit was front and center in last night's State of the Union, and with the upcoming sequester looming, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), shares her opinions on spending cuts.

  • What's Hagel Hiding? Friday, 8 Feb 2013 | 7:29 PM ET
    What's Hagel Hiding?

    Defense Secretary nominee Sen. Chuck Hagel is facing criticism for past comments he's made on Israel and Iran, with Jimmy Williams, Democratic Strategist. Kevin Williamson, National Review; and Joel B. Pollak, Breitbart editor-in-chief.

  • Automatic Spending Cuts a 'Terrible' Thing? Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 4:44 PM ET
    Automatic Spending Cuts a 'Terrible' Thing?

    In what ways the sequester could impact the economy, with Laura Tyson, University of California Berkeley business professor, and Robert McTeer, National Center For Policy Analysis.

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