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  • Japan PM uses offbeat PR blitz to rescue ratings Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 8:59 PM ET
    Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

    Japan's PM Abe is using anime, Internet chats and an unusual show-and-tell TV appearance to persuade wary voters that his bolder defense policy makes sense.

  • Defense Department chooses Rochester for photonics center Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 5:02 PM ET

    ROCHESTER, N.Y.— The Department of Defense has picked Rochester as the location for a sought-after manufacturing hub focused on the field of integrated photonics, U.S. The New York Democrat called the project a "game-changer" for Rochester. He compared it to the founding of photography pioneer Kodak in the western New York city more than 100 years ago.

  • July 22- Boeing Co reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by booming demand for commercial aircraft. The results include a $536 million charge to account for problems with the fuel system on the KC-46A aerial refueling tanker it is developing for the U.S. Air Force. Boeing has said the program remains on track for delivering the initial 18...

  • NEW YORK— Aerospace giant Boeing Co. saw its earnings plunge by a third in the second quarter because of repeated delays with a military fuel tanker. The Chicago- based company on Wednesday posted a $1.11 billion net profit, down from $1.65 billion during the same period last year. The bulk of that drop is attributed to a $536 million after-tax charge Boeing took on...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 21- A pair of veteran cybersecurity researchers have shown they can use the Internet to turn off a car's engine as it drives, sharply escalating the stakes in the debate about the safety of increasingly connected cars and trucks. Former National Security Agency hacker Charlie Miller, now at Twitter, and IOActive researcher Chris Valasek used...

  • WASHINGTON— Sixty national security leaders, ambassadors, military leaders and former Cabinet secretaries signed a letter released on Monday in support of the nuclear deal with Iran. The bipartisan group of signatories includes former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright; former national security advisers Zbigniew Brzezinski and Brent Scowcroft;...

  • Lockheed to buy United Tech's Sikorsky for $8B Monday, 20 Jul 2015 | 2:03 AM ET
    A Black Hawk S-70i helicopter, manufactured by United Technologies Corp.'s Sikorsky Aircraft unit

    Lockheed Martin has agreed to buy United Technologies' Sikorsky Aircraft for over $8 billion, two sources said on Sunday.

  • Egypt army says it foils attack on road to Red Sea coast Wednesday, 15 Jul 2015 | 7:52 AM ET

    CAIRO— Egypt's armed forces said they foiled an attempted attack Wednesday on a military post on a highway linking Cairo with the Red Sea coast that was claimed by Islamic State affiliates. Egypt faces threats from multiple insurgent factions, including the Islamic State affiliate in Sinai that the military says killed at least 17 soldiers in a July 1 assault...

  • Iran nuke deal could set off an arms race Friday, 10 Jul 2015 | 2:40 PM ET
    Two Iranian navy warships dock in the Sudanese Red Sea city of Port Sudan.

    An Iran nuclear deal could mean a possible arms race in the Middle East——or improved relations between historic enemies, experts say.

  • Have to defend against nuclear Iran: Defense Sec. Thursday, 9 Jul 2015 | 4:40 PM ET
    Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter

    The U.S. would have to defend against a nuclear Iran, but a good deal on its program would ensure stability, Ashton Carter said.

  • Northrop Grumman Corp, maker of the B-2 bomber, is competing against team made up of Boeing Co and Lockheed Martin Corp for a contract that could be worth $50 billion to $80 billion to the winning bidder. The two teams are competing to build 80 to 100 new bombers for the Air Force at cost of no more than $550 million per aircraft, one of few new large-scale aircraft...

  • AIR FORCE DECISION ON NEW LONG-RANGE BOMBER NOW SEEN IN AUGUST OR SEPTEMBER- SECRETARY.

  • Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said technical problems reported on Wednesday by United Airlines and the New York Stock Exchange were apparently not related to "nefarious" activity. It appears from what we know at this stage that the malfunctions at United and the stock exchange were not the result of any nefarious actor, "Johnson said during a speech...

  • DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY SAYS NO SIGNS OF MALICIOUS ACTIVITY AT THIS TIME RELATING TO NYSE AND UNITED AIRLINES TECHNICAL PROBLEMS- CNN.

  • China's parliament publishes draft cybersecurity law Tuesday, 7 Jul 2015 | 11:09 PM ET

    BEIJING, July 8- China's parliament has published on its website a draft cybersecurity law dated Monday, laying out guidelines for improving an area viewed as a national security priority under President Xi Jinping's administration.

  • Army plans to cut 40,000 troops and lay off 17,000 Tuesday, 7 Jul 2015 | 4:09 PM ET
    A U.S. soldier in Afghanistan

    The Army plans to cut 40,000 soldiers from its ranks over the next two years, a reduction that will affect all posts, USA TODAY reports.

  • Iran nuclear deal talks extended to Friday Tuesday, 7 Jul 2015 | 8:27 AM ET
    Secretary of State John Kerry (left) and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif

    An interim nuclear deal between Iran and six major powers will be extended through Friday to provide more time for talks on a final agreement.

  • Second half playbook: Defense Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 3:46 PM ET
    Second half playbook: Defense

    What to expect out of the defense sector in the second half of the year, with CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • Indonesia to review ageing air force after deadly crash Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 2:22 AM ET

    Indonesia's president promised a review of the country's ageing air force fleet after the crash of a military transport plane.

  • Concerns of ISIS-inspired attack rise for July 4 Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 5:09 PM ET
    Rescuers carry the body of a tourist who was shot dead by a gunman at a beachside hotel in Sousse, Tunisia, June 26, 2015.

    U.S. intelligence and law enforcement are concerned about ISIS-inspired attacks as Independence Day gets closer, NBC reports.

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