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  • 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.

  • Obama cancels US-Egypt exercise over violence Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 10:39 AM ET
    An Egyptian man walks between lines of bodies wrapped in shrouds at a mosque in Cairo on August 15, 2013, following a crackdown on the protest camps of supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi the previous day.

    President Barack Obama condemned Egypt's interim government Thursday, saying the United States was canceling a joint military operation in protest of violence that left 525 dead.

  • Defense stocks on a roll     Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 8:22 AM ET

    Despite sequestration concerns, the defense industry has developed strategies which are attracting some investors. Carter Copeland, Barclays analyst, has the plays.

  • Sequester impact showing     Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 1:07 PM ET

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports on signs showing the sequester is having an impact on private sector defense jobs. Sources saw a slowdown in defense job growth beginning in the Spring.

  • Japan's controversial military ambitions     Sunday, 28 Jul 2013 | 9:44 PM ET

    James Brown, Military Fellow at Lowy Institute for International Policy talks about Japan's unique defense position, and puts its military ambitions in context.

  • Northrop Grumman earnings top expectations Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 7:19 AM ET
    A United States Air Force Global Hawk drone, manufactured by Northrop Grumman Corp.

    Northrop Grumman reported quarterly earnings and revenue that surpassed analysts' expectations on Wednesday.

  • Lockheed Martin reports 10% profit jump     Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 1:28 PM ET

    Lockheed Martin shares hit a new 52-week high, reports CNBC's Jane Wells. The sequester is not impacting the defense contractor's cash cow.

  • The Great Divide: Autos, defense & housing     Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 1:36 PM ET

    Digging into the auto, defense and housing industries, with CNBC's Phil LeBeau, Jane Wells and Diana Olick. The aerospace and defense sector is at record highs.

  • Investors bet on defense firms' peacetime strength Sunday, 21 Jul 2013 | 9:00 AM ET

    Investors appear to be betting that the U.S. defense industry will be able to offset tens of billions in shrinking orders for swords with new, long-term contracts for plowshares.

  • Did EU Leaders Know About US Spying     Tuesday, 2 Jul 2013 | 5:30 AM ET

    Tony Fratto, former White House deputy press secretary and Thomas Snegaroff, senior research fellow at IRIS, debate on the NSA spying scandal, the EU's reaction and whether free trade talks will be impacted.

  • Defense Stocks Taking Off     Friday, 28 Jun 2013 | 1:26 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports defense contractors will update their international plans as Pentagon cuts are slowly nipping away at contracts. Will defense stocks surge in Q3? Cai von Rumohr, Cowen and Company, weighs in.

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