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  • Liberia fights Ebola with soldiers, not doctors Sunday, 12 Oct 2014 | 5:15 PM ET
    Liberian soldiers patrol in Monrovia's West Point slum on September 6, 2014.

    Liberia's army has suddenly become a linchpin in the fight against the Ebola virus rampaging through their country, The New York Times reports.

  • U.S. military faces new kind of threat with Ebola Sunday, 12 Oct 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    Oct 12- At Fort Campbell in Kentucky, spouses of U.S. soldiers headed to Liberia seem to be lingering just a bit longer than usual after pre-deployment briefings, hungry for information about Ebola. "Ebola is a different problem set that the division hasn't before," said Major General Gary Volesky, who will soon head to Liberia along with soldiers from the 101st...

  • Here's the new US price tag for the war against ISIS Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 7:26 AM ET
    Militant Islamist fighters on a tank take part in a military parade along the streets of northern Raqqa province June 30, 2014.

    There are signs that the Obama administration is getting ready to up the ante against ISIS - at a cost of up to an additional $40 billion a year.

  • Oct 9- Specialty truckmaker Oshkosh Corp said it would cut its defense segment workforce by about 250 to 300 hourly positions, as it continues to grapple with lower U.S. defense spending and reductions in military production. The Pentagon's chief weapons buyer, Frank Kendall, last month predicted "very, very painful" negotiations within the U.S. military as it...

  • Oshkosh cuts jobs as U.S. defense spending falls Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 3:54 PM ET

    Oct 9- Specialty truckmaker Oshkosh Corp said it would cut its defense segment workforce by about 250 to 300 hourly positions, due to lower U.S. defense spending and reductions in military production. The Pentagon's chief weapons buyer, Frank Kendall, last month predicted "very, very painful" negotiations within the U.S. military as it shapes its fiscal 2016...

  • MOSCOW, Oct 7- Russia's finance minister said on Tuesday the country could no longer afford a multi-billion-dollar revamp of the armed forces approved by President Vladimir Putin, stepping up a campaign to trim spending as sanctions over the Ukraine crisis bite. "A new defense program will be prepared now, and in its framework we want to reconsider the amount of...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 6- Raytheon Co beat out Lockheed Martin Corp and Northrop Grumman Corp for a contract to build a next-generation long-range radar system for the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Defense Department said on Monday. The award marks another significant win for Raytheon in the radar market, a deal valued at around $1 billion, and kicks off the next phase of a...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 6- Raytheon Co beat out Lockheed Martin Corp and Northrop Grumman Corp for a contract to build a next-generation long-range radar system for the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Defense Department said Monday. The initial $19.5 million contract, which runs through Oct. 31, 2018, will cover Raytheon's continued work on the Three-Dimensional Expeditionary...

  • *Kiev says two servicemen killed over last 24 hours. KIEV/ DONETSK, Ukraine, Oct 5- Ukraine's military accused Russian-backed separatists of again violating a month-old ceasefire on Sunday, saying their forces came under attack in several parts of the east including the airport at the big city of Donetsk. Two Ukrainian service staff were killed in the past 24...

  • Airbus insider trading trial opens in France Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | 9:33 AM ET
    British Airways new Airbus A380 aircraft.

    A long-awaited French corporate trial involving allegations of insider trading in the shares of Airbus Group got under way on Friday.

  • Vietnam to US: Sell us some weapons, please Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 2:50 PM ET
    P-3 Orion aircraft

    The U.S. lifted an arms embargo against its old enemy. But that doesn't mean U.S.-made weapons will sell there.

  • Cramer: Restaurants, retail & defense     Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 9:01 AM ET

    CNBC's Jim Cramer discusses how Europe influenced the market decline, and where he sees opportunity in the U.S.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 1- The U.S. Air Force is close to announcing the winner of a three-way competition between Lockheed Martin Corp, Raytheon Co and Northrop Grumman Corp to build the next generation of long-range radars, senior military officials said. One source familiar with the process said Frank Kendall, the Pentagon's chief arms buyer, had approved the Air...

  • Bombs away: US spends millions a day to fight ISIS Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 7:39 AM ET
    A file photo of an F-22 fighter jet

    The cost of the American military campaign against ISIS likely has passed $1 billion.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 26- The U.S. government on Friday said it has approved $2.5 billion in modifications and upgrades of used U.S. military vehicles that are to be sold separately to the United Arab Emirates as "excess" equipment.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 26- The Obama administration on Friday proposed changes to current lending rules toward military personnel and their families, to expand protections from predatory practices on a wider variety of loans and financial products such as credit cards.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 26- Shares of Digital Ally surged on Friday, with the stock soaring on heavy volume after it received an order from the U.S. military police. "Although not a huge order in itself, the military police in general represents a largely untapped channel through which Digital Ally can distribute its line of products," the company said in a statement.

  • Price of freedom     Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 1:14 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the most expensive military program in U.S. history.

  • US uses F-22 against ISIS     Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 1:16 PM ET

    Reports say the F-22 Raptor by Lockheed Martin made its combat debut Monday in airstrikes against ISIS, with CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • Why we won’t have enough money to fight ISIS Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 12:24 PM ET
    Militant Islamist fighters parade on military vehicles along the streets of northern Raqqa province, June 30, 2014.

    Washington's fight against ISIS may not have enough funding, reports the Fiscal Times.

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