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  • Last April, the Department of Defense announced military recruits would start using athletic shoes 100 percent made and manufactured in America, in recognition of a law Congress passed in 1941 requiring the department give preference to American-made goods. Over a year after the announcement, the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines have still not purchased a...

  • 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.

  • Media rights group sues German spy agency Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 9:44 AM ET

    BERLIN— Media rights group Reporters without Borders says it is suing Germany's foreign intelligence agency, claiming that it spies on the organization's emails sent to foreign contacts in countries such as China or Uzbekistan. The Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig confirmed Wednesday that it had received and would now examine the suit filed by the...

  • Man gets prison time, $1M fine in military bribery case Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 3:46 AM ET

    DAYTON, Ohio— A man extradited from Iraq in a military contract bribery case has been sentenced in Ohio to 30 months in prison. The dual U.S.-Turkish citizen originally was accused of conspiring to pay bribes and kickbacks to get supply contracts associated with U.S. military operations in and around Iraq. He later was arrested in Iraq.

  • 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.

  • JAKARTA, Indonesia— An Indonesian air force Hercules C-130 plane with 12 crew aboard has crashed into a residential neighborhood in the country's third-largest city Medan. Adam Malik hospital spokeswoman Sairi M. Saragih said Tuesday the hospital had received five bodies so far. An Indonesian air force Hercules C-130 plane with 12 crew aboard crashed...

  • WikiLeaks says NSA spied on French business Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 4:21 PM ET

    PARIS— WikiLeaks has released documents that it says show that the U.S. National Security Agency eavesdropped on France's top finance officials and high-stakes French export bids over a decade in what the group called targeted economic espionage. France and the U.S. didn't immediately respond to the release in French publications Mediapart and Liberation...

  • 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.

  • SCHROBENHAUSEN, Germany, June 25- The German armed forces want to order between 8 and 10 units of the MEADS air and missile defence system for the time being, the managing director of manufacturer MBDA Deutschland GmbH said on Thursday. Germany said this month it would buy the MEADS system from Europe's MBDA and Lockheed Martin Corp instead of an updated Patriot...

  • Putin vows to further strengthen Russian military Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 7:57 AM ET

    MOSCOW— Russia needs a mighty military to fend off threats near its borders, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday, in a stance that reflects soaring tensions with the West over the crisis in Ukraine. Relations between Russia and the West have sunk to post-Cold War lows after Moscow's 2014 annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula and its support for a...

  • New Boeing CEO on strong dollar Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 5:36 PM ET
    New Boeing CEO on strong dollar

    Incoming Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg, discusses the impact of the strong dollar on the business.

  • Crafted Boeing strategy together: McNerney Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 5:32 PM ET
    W. James McNerney and Dennis Muilenburg of Boeing

    Incoming Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg, and outgoing CEO James McNerney, join CNBC's Phil LeBeau on the phone, to discuss the announcement.

  • Boeing leadership change 'generational shift': McNerney

    Incoming Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg, and outgoing CEO James McNerney, join CNBC's Phil LeBeau on the phone, to discuss the announcement.

  • Smooth transition for Boeing: Sonnenfeld Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 5:17 PM ET
    Smooth transition for Boeing: Sonnenfeld

    Discussing James McNerney stepping down from CEO, with Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Yale School of Management. McNerney will remain Boeing Chairman, and Dennis Muilenburg will become Boeing's CEO.

  • Boeing gets new CEO Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 5:12 PM ET
    Boeing gets new CEO

    Dennis Muilenburg will become Boeing's CEO on July 1. CNBC's Phil LeBeau has the details.

  • *Bill Gates urges UK not to cut back overseas aid. *Defence minister says outlook darker, eyes Russia threat. LONDON, June 21- British finance minister George Osborne has said he will press ahead with hefty cuts to welfare in a budget statement next month, a day after tens of thousands of people marched against austerity in central London.

  • WASHINGTON, June 19- The United States has sued a Texas- based subsidiary of global defense company BAE Systems Plc for overcharging the U.S. Army in a contract to build 20,000 military trucks, the Department of Justice said on Friday. BAE Systems Inc, the U.S. unit of London- based BAE Systems Plc, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

  • KUALA LUMPUR, June 19- The hijacked oil tanker Orkim Harmony has been released by pirates, who fled in the ship's rescue boat, Malaysian navy and maritime officials said on Friday. The Orkim Harmony, hijacked on June 11 off the Malaysian coast by pirates reportedly armed with pistols and machetes, was now being escorted by the navy to Malaysia's Kuantan Port.

  • KUALA LUMPUR, June 19- The hijacked oil tanker Orkim Harmony is being shadowed by a Malaysian naval ship and has been redirected east to Indonesia's Natuna Island, and should arrive on Saturday, the Malaysian navy and media said on Friday. State news agency Bernama quoted navy official Rear Admiral Azhari Abdul Rashid as saying the hijackers, reportedly armed...

  • NEW YORK, June 18- Richard Zabel, the top deputy to Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, is leaving the Justice Department to become general counsel at the hedge fund Elliott Management, according to an internal Elliott memo seen by Reuters on Thursday. Attorney in Manhattan since 2011, helping to oversee a broad-based crackdown on insider trading,...

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