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  • 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

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

  • Most Expensive Military Programs

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

  • 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

    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.

  • Did Jesus Die for Klingons, Too? The Pentagon Wants to Know

    A new report from GOP Sen. Tom Coburn breaks down wasteful spending in the federal government.

  • Troublesome Liaisons of the Business World

    The business world has seen numerous individuals put their marriages, careers and good standing at risk for an extramarital dalliance. CNBC.com presents a list of people who went outside of their marriages for intimate relationships.

  • Petraeus Scandal Widens

    A top U.S. general in Afghanistan is now under investigation, with CNBC's Eamon Javers. Jeremy Kroll, K2 Intelligence, and Julian Sanchez, Cato Institute, also discuss cyber security.

  • Is the Defense Industry Becoming a Girls' Club?

    Perhaps no industry has been as male dominated as the defense industry. Now, two major contractors, including the largest defense company in the world, will soon be led by women.

  • Women on Defense

    As sex-scandals rock the defense world, women are stepping up to lead, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • Military Hanging in Fiscal Cliff Balance?

    Former Rep. Joe Sestak, (D-PA), explains why he is "optimistic" that Congress will avoid the fiscal cliff and keep the U.S. military capable.

  • Iran Launches Air Drills in Country's East

    Iran launched large-scale air defense drills in the country's eastern half on Monday, Iranian media reported, amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington over a military incident in the Gulf reported last week.

  • GOP At A Crossroads

    Amidst the disappointment for the Republicans, what does the GOP stand for and where do they go from here? James Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute; Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post; and Ed Rogers, BGR Group chairman, provide perspective.

  • Polling: What Went Right

    Despite all the talked about "skewed polls," voter polling this year proved to be almost accurate, with Ed Goeas, The Tarrance Group president & CEO.

  • Iran Fires at US Drone

    U.S. defense officials confirm today that Iranian fighter planes fired, and missed, at a U.S. drone days before election day, with John Batchelor, The John Batchelor Show host; and Ken Heebner, Capital Growth Management, explains why he thinks a deal will be reached on the fiscal cliff.

  • No. 2 House Republican: Tax Hike 'Not Going to Happen'

    House Chief Deputy Whip Peter Roskam, R-Ill., says both parties in Congress should be able to have a victory lap but vowed that a tax increase was not on the table.

  • Movement on the Fiscal Cliff Deal?

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports just how bad the fiscal cliff is, saying the CBO Report forecasts GDP would drop by 0.5 percent in 2013; and Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL), weighs in.

  • Boeing Aims to Cut Costs By Additional $1.6 Billion: Reuters

    According to Reuters, Boeing is aiming to cut costs by an additional $1.6 billion, reports CNBC's Brian Sullivan.

  • Inflation a Big Threat?

    Andy Brenner, National Alliance Securities, assesses the threat of inflation now, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.

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