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  • Is Debt Destroying America's Superpowers?  Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 7:36 AM ET

    "There's no reason we have to spend on defense at the rates we've had," said Richard Haass, Council On Foreign Relations president, providing insight on how to fix the nation's growing debt burden.

  • US Army Chief of Staff on Budget Cuts & Defense  Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 4:30 PM ET

    General Ray Odierno, U.S. Army Chief of Staff, explains what impact he is seeing on the Army as a result of military spending cuts.

  • Seven New Tools That Can Stop a Bomb in a Backpack Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 1:33 PM ET
    A researcher straps a bomb-sniffing honey bee into a custom-designed harness before a training session sniffing out explosives.

    Bomb detection technology is a growing industry, with more resources likely on the way. Here are seven new tools that could stop the next terrorist with a bomb in a backpack.

  • In the Crosshairs: Weapons Programs May Get Cut Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 2:19 PM ET
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    President Obama's fiscal 2014 budget plan proposes cancellation of or cuts to several weapons programs.

  • So Where's the Pain From Sequester Cuts? Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 5:09 PM ET

    Warnings of massive job layoffs and another recession were all the talk when sequestration began in March. But so far the impact of government cutbacks seems a lot less than was predicted.

  • Stocks Tumble on North Korea Tensions  Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 3:49 PM ET

    The U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel acknowledged he's concerned the crisis in Korea could escalate, with CNBC's Eamon Javers; and how this news is impacting stocks, with Brian Jacobsen, Wells Fargo Advantage Funds and Tom McClellan, The McClellan Market Report.

  • US Sending THAAD Missile Defense to Guam  Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 2:08 PM ET

    The U.S. military is sending missile defense technology to Guam, specifically THAAD, or Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • US to Send Missile Defense to Guam  Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 1:50 PM ET

    Defense Secretary Hagel says North Korea's rhetoric presents a "real and clear" danger from the country. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the U.S. is sending missile defense to Guam. CNBC's Bob Pisani, weighs in.

  • Panetta: US, South Korea Must Be Prepared  Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 4:24 PM ET

    Discussing just how concerned the world should be with the aggressive tenor coming out of North Korea, and whether the U.S. is doing enough to combat hackers, with Leon Panetta, Secretary of Defense.

  • US to Let Spy Agencies Scour Americans' Finances Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 1:34 AM ET

    The Obama administration is drawing up plans to give all U.S. spy agencies full access to a massive database that contains financial data on American citizens and others who bank in the country, according to a Treasury Department document seen by Reuters.

  • Playing Defense on the Dow  Tuesday, 5 Mar 2013 | 10:45 AM ET

    Of the Dow 30 companies, only Boeing and United Technologies are strongly in defense, but they're hardly pure plays, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • Will the 'Sequester' Hurt America's Defense?  Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 5:30 PM ET

    Neal Dihora, Equity Analyst at Morningstar, says defense companies need certainty on the US 'sequester' spending cuts in order to carry on with their business plans.

  • Defense Stocks Up Again  Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 1:20 PM ET

    Defense stocks are up this year, despite concerns over government spending cuts to the industry. Richard Aboulafia, Teal Group Corporation, provides perspective.

  • Play Defense: Stock Picks and Pans  Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 7:36 AM ET

    Cai Von Rumohr, Cowen and Company analyst, talks about what investors should consider before buying stock in the defense sector.

  • Obama: Need to Agree on Smart, Tough Spending Cuts  Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | 1:12 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood reports the latest in Washington where President Obama is speaking out on Republicans and tax reform.

  • The Recipe For Prosperity  Friday, 22 Feb 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    How the sequester might impact the economy, with Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY); Mark Simone, WOR Radio Talk Show Host; Robert Costa, National Review; and Gen. Barry McCaffrey, NBC News' military analyst.

  • North Korea May Actually Think a War Is Coming Friday, 22 Feb 2013 | 3:48 PM ET

    North Korea's latest belligerent talk isn't just cheap rhetoric: North Korea is preparing for a war because, in their eyes, the US may really be planning an offensive.

  • 15 Senators Request Hagel Nomination Pull  Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 7:27 PM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports tonight's latest headlines, including 15 Republican senators are sending a letter to President Obama asking him to pull Chuck Hagel's nomination for defense secretary.

  • No Huddle Offense: Catch Up on the Sequester  Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 6:50 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer shares his final thought of the day.

  • The GOP rejected the Democrats $110 billion sequester avoidance plan, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers; and what the impact might be on the economy if the sequester goes into effect, with Alan Greenspan, Former Federal Reserve Chairman.

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