• USS Cowpens

    Japan and Southeast Asian countries called for freedom of the air and sea on Saturday, as China's military assertiveness raises tensions.

  • Russia eyes Arctic in global energy power struggle Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 | 1:20 PM ET

    Vladimir Putin ordered Russia's military to increase its focus on the Arctic and finish plans to upgrade military bases there.

  • US opens door to more weapon sales to Gulf Sunday, 8 Dec 2013 | 8:11 AM ET
    US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel.

    The U.S. defense secretary, has opened the door to more weapons sales to the Gulf states, as Washington seeks to convince allies of its commitment to the Iran nuclear talks. The Financial Times reports.

  • China-Japan island dispute: Is it worrying?  Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Edward Hunt, senior defense consultant at IHS Jane's, discusses escalating tensions between Japan and China over an island dispute.

  • China's new 'strategic space' tests US and allies Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 10:22 AM ET
    A U.S. B-52 bomber

    Beijing is now confronting strategic assumptions that have governed the Western Pacific region since World War Two.

  • China sends military jets into disputed air space  Thursday, 28 Nov 2013 | 8:15 PM ET

    The hottest spot in the East China Sea appears to be a bunch of uninhabited islands. CNBC's Bernie Lo and Deirdre Wang Morris discuss Beijing's latest move to send fighter jets into the area.

  • Goodbye, old guard: Defense mergers may be coming Thursday, 28 Nov 2013 | 1:01 PM ET
    A General Dynamics (Lockheed Martin) F-16 Fighting Falcon undergoes testing in the United States prior to delivery to the Pakistan Air Force.

    The Pentagon faces the retirement of its de facto chief operating officer, and his exit could have a big impact on the defense industry.

  • Lockheed Martin to cut 4,000 jobs  Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 1:12 PM ET

    Lockheed Martin announced major job cuts around the U.S. CNBC's Jane Wells reports Lockheed's CEO Marillyn Hewson regrets facility closings and layoffs.

  • Lockheed cuts 4,000 jobs as US govt spending wanes Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 9:28 AM ET

    Defense contractor Lockheed Martin said it plans to cut 4,000 jobs, or more than 3 percent of its workforce, to cope with declines in U.S. spending.

  • Pentagon hits major milestone  Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | 1:37 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports that or the first time an F-35 dropped a 500 pound laser guided bomb and successfully connected with its target on the ground.

  • Changing the nature of warfare—a goggle at a time Sunday, 27 Oct 2013 | 3:00 PM ET

    One defense contractor is betting on high-tech solutions to help improve military intelligence in a world where less money will be spent on bullets.

  • Fed increases security  Friday, 25 Oct 2013 | 7:25 PM ET

    The Fed is putting additional controls on its media security procedures, reports CNBC's Seema Mody. Also, Boeing and Lockheed Martin are teaming up on a new contract.

  • Due to the uncertainties in Washington, it is a difficult time for the defense business, says Linda Hudson, Bae Systems CEO. She says 1,200 workers were out of work due to the shutdown and shifting Bae System's portfolio into military equipment and high tech electronics.

  • Nuclear officers caught leaving blast door open Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013 | 4:37 PM ET
    This 1997 photo shows an Air Force missile crew commander standing at the door of his launch capsule 100 feet underground in Colorado, where he and his partner are responsible for 10 nuclear-armed ICBM's

    Air Force officers have been caught leaving open a blast door that is intended to help prevent intruders from entering their underground command post.

  • Defense stocks on fire  Monday, 21 Oct 2013 | 1:29 PM ET

    CNBC's Tyler Mathisen and Dominic Chu discuss what defense stocks could be market outperformers in the upcoming quarter.

  • China’s arms industry makes global inroads Sunday, 20 Oct 2013 | 11:07 PM ET

    Turkey's military always relied on NATO-supplied Patriot missiles, but its selection of Chinese defense company stunned the military establishment.

  • Obamacare's business impact  Monday, 7 Oct 2013 | 7:47 PM ET

    Former Michigan Governor John Engler shares his opinions on why businesses in the Business Roundtable have slowed hiring, and the impact to their supply chains.

  • Happy to delay mandate: Engler  Monday, 7 Oct 2013 | 7:46 PM ET

    Former Michigan Governor John Engler discusses the challenges he sees in the implementation of Obamacare.

  • Shutdown hurting economy?  Monday, 7 Oct 2013 | 7:44 PM ET

    Former Michigan Governor John Engler discusses the toll the government shutdown is having on the economy, and how it's affecting confidence in government.

  • Pentagon's $5.5 billion shutdown spending spree Thursday, 3 Oct 2013 | 3:52 PM ET
    Just before the government shutdown, the Pentagon spent $139 million on sonar for some of its destroyers, part of $5.5 billion in last-minute spending.

    Just hours before Congress shut down the federal government, the Pentagon quietly went on a shopping spree and spent billions.

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