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  • 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.

  • NATO's Turkey looks to China for missile purchase Thursday, 3 Oct 2013 | 1:23 PM ET

    Doing a deal with the Chinese rather than with Europe or the U.S. has multiple advantages for Turkey, experts said.

  • Defense firms soldier on despite empty Pentagon Tuesday, 1 Oct 2013 | 9:39 AM ET
    Lockheed Martin's F-35.

    The government shutdown will have an immediate impact on workers at the Pentagon. But for the defense contractors? No big deal right now.

  • Why FM traders like Boeing & Lockheed  Monday, 30 Sep 2013 | 5:41 PM ET

    Despite sequestration, defense contractor stocks remain near all-time highs, reports CNBC's Jane Wells. FM trader Steve Grasso says Lockheed is his favorite, and Pete Najarian likes Boeing.

  • Shutdown will impact everybody: TASC CEO  Monday, 30 Sep 2013 | 2:26 PM ET

    David Langstaff, TASC CEO, explains why we have to assume the government will shut down and shares which companies will be most impacted.

  • Shutdown impact on defense  Monday, 30 Sep 2013 | 1:08 PM ET

    Contractors were already cutting jobs, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • Want to cut costs? Study says 140,000 troops can go Thursday, 26 Sep 2013 | 11:46 AM ET
    U.S. Army soldiers in Afghanistan

    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has pledged to cut the Army by 80,000, but a new study by suggests that Hagel could cut more while doing no harm.

  • South Korea to decide on $7.7 billion jet tender Monday, 23 Sep 2013 | 11:49 PM ET

    Boeing is to win one of the world's biggest defense deals of the year when South Korea names the winner of an $7.7 billion fighter jet tender.

  • The new 'Humvee': Firms vie for $22 billion prize Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | 11:00 AM ET
    U.S. Army soldiers dismount from their Humvee after getting stuck in a mud hole in Kirkuk, Iraq, 2006.

    The Department of Defense is one step closer to awarding a contract to replace nearly 55,000 Humvees with a new, more maneuverable vehicle.

  • Pentagon cuts, but it's still not enough: Analysis Monday, 16 Sep 2013 | 10:52 AM ET
    The USS Arlington, front, and USS San Diego at Ingalls Shipbuilding yard, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, in Pascagoula, Miss.

    Big spending cuts by the Pentagon may not be enough to meet the reductions mandated by the sequestration.

  • Sen. James Inhofe, (R-OK), explains why he wants to give the Defense Department a one year exemption from budget cuts if the U.S. strikes in Syria.

  • Is the trend your friend?  Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 10:35 AM ET

    CNBC's Dominic Chu has the rundown on where all the action is as a slew of notable records are being made in several stocks and sectors.

  • Tomahawks may fly, but Raytheon shares not soaring Monday, 9 Sep 2013 | 2:09 PM ET
    A Tomahawk missile

    One of the few things defense experts agree on about Syria is that any military strike will involve Tomahawk cruise missiles made by Raytheon.

  • Possible Senate vote today  Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 2:25 PM ET

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is voting on authorizing a military strike on Syria. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports politicians are split on the issue, including Sen. McCain who is arguing for tougher language.

  • Syria: What the public thinks  Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 1:52 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood is in Midwest City, Oklahoma after spending 24 hours with Rep. Tom Cole, R-OK. The public is voicing its opinion on the sequester, and Syria.

  • Syria, sequester & defense  Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 1:42 PM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports on the cost of President Obama's proposed military strike. CNBC contributor Ben White discusses the market impact of a potential U.S. strike in Syria.

  • Ready, aim, trade  Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 2:17 PM ET

    CNBC's Dominic Chu focuses on defense stocks while tensions in Syria heighten.

  • Obama weighs up options after Syria gas attack Saturday, 24 Aug 2013 | 11:00 PM ET

    U.S. military and national security advisers huddled with President Barack Obama at the White House on Saturday to consider options for responding to the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government this week.

  • Egyptian bloodshed leaves Lockheed F-16s in limbo Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 10:46 AM ET
    File photo of an F-16 Fighting Falcon.

    Bloodshed on the streets of Egypt is delaying completion of a lucrative deal to sell Lockheed Martin F-16s to the troubled U.S. ally.

  • What will happen to Egypt's F-16s?  Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    The crisis in Egypt is delaying the completion of a lucrative deal selling Lockheed Martin F-16s. CNBC's Jane Wells has the details.

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