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  • Politics: November to Remember Thursday, 1 Dec 2011 | 2:38 PM ET

    Romney squeaks to victory, the GOP takes Congress, Obama raises taxes and the Fed keeps rates on hold.

  • Super Defense Budget Cuts ahead     Monday, 21 Nov 2011 | 11:15 AM ET

    How a likely failure of the Super Committee could have a major impact on the defense budget, with former defense secretary William Cohen, The Cohen Group CEO.

  • Ripple from Defense Cuts     Wednesday, 16 Nov 2011 | 1:37 PM ET

    If defense spending gets cut, it could impact more companies than just big defense firms, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • Defense Cuts Coming?     Wednesday, 16 Nov 2011 | 11:09 AM ET

    With a week to go before the Super Committee's deadlines, defense is expected to take a big hit, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • Marking Ten Years of US War in Afghanistan Friday, 7 Oct 2011 | 10:06 AM ET
    U.S. Army Sgt. Joseph Evans scans the area through a pair of binoculars while Spc. Brendon Quisenberry pulls rear security during a security halt on a route reconnaissance mission near Mir-e, Afghanistan.

    Ten years ago today, in response to the enormous tragedy of September 11, 2001, the United States invaded Afghanistan. So began the long road of endless war, endless suffering, endless spending, and endless death.

  • Cramer Identifies a Theme for Up or Down Days Thursday, 29 Sep 2011 | 6:21 PM ET

    Cramer outlines an investment idea that works when the market goes higher and allows investors to fall back on it when the averages fall.

  • Officials Say Credible US Terror Threat Detected Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 9:09 PM ET

    U.S. Homeland Security officials said a credible 9/11 terror threat is of some concern, saying it has more credibility than some chatter it's heard in recent days.

  • Enlisted in the World of Airborne Spying Wednesday, 7 Sep 2011 | 10:39 AM ET
    King Air 350i

    For four years, a doctor commuted between his clinics in Texas in a $5 million turboprop with jazzy metallic stripes and ruby stones embedded on the drink cabinet inside. The plane featured exotic wood veneers and polished chrome, and his daughter’s initials were in the tail number. The New York Times reports.

  • Communicating Threats Ten Years After 9/11 Tuesday, 6 Sep 2011 | 12:36 PM ET

    Ten years after the attacks on September 11, we still don’t live in a world where we are free from terror threats. But we have made great progress on how to best communicate those threats in a way that makes us all a little bit safer.

  • More Secure, But Probably No Safer Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 3:21 PM ET

    "I'm skeptical of anyone who can answer the question 'Are we safer?' with a simple yes or no," says Ward Thomas, a national security expert. "We are better in some ways, but not necessarily in others."

  • WOTS Now: Growth on the Rocks?     Monday, 1 Aug 2011 | 12:30 PM ET

    The Fast Money traders weigh in on economic growth, and the impact the debt deal will have on defense and health care stocks.

  • Military Contractors & Debt     Friday, 29 Jul 2011 | 12:55 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports the debt crisis has many defense contractors wondering how they're going to get paid, and the Fast Money traders with plays on stocks set to pop.

  • LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: EDL (English Defence League) members demonstrate outside the US embassy in Mayfair against a rival Muslim protest condemning the killing of Osama bin Laden on May 6, 2011 in London, England. The Muslim demonstration, which was called by radical Muslim cleric Anjem Choudary, was in close proximity to a rival protest by the English Defense League who were celebrating the death of the al-Queda leader. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

    The increasing acceptance of Islamophobia and anti-immigration rhetoric in the mainstream of European political discourse has created a space for a resurgent and self-confident far-right that has become a credible threat to security and society.

  • Scrap Metal Thieves May Have Stolen Warhead Parts Sunday, 17 Jul 2011 | 7:17 AM ET

    A train transporting defense gear from Romania to Bulgaria was broken into and military equipment went missing, Romanian military prosecutors said in a statement on Sunday.

  • US Military Could Suffer If No Debt Deal: Bush Aide Monday, 11 Jul 2011 | 10:42 AM ET

    There's be no money for U.S. defense as of Aug. 3 if there is no deal on the debt under a worst-case scenario, former Treasury Secretary Jay Powell told CNBC Monday.

  • Common Politics Muddy Waters in Rare Earth Discovery Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | 10:39 AM ET

    The discovery of huge deposits of so-called 'rare earth' minerals, used in high technology products, on the Pacific sea floor should ease long-term supply constraints and end a Chinese monopoly, which had been causing strategic concerns in the West, analysts said.

  • Pace of US Layoffs Lowest Since 2000: Challenger Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | 7:30 AM ET
    Unemployment line

    Planned job cuts rose to 41,432 jobs in June, an 11.6 percent increase on May, but the overall pace of downsizing is at the lowest level for 11 years, according to the monthly jobs report by Challenger, Gray & Christmas.

  • Did Money on Mules Free French Hostages? Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 8:02 AM ET
    Cityscape at sunrise, Kabul, Afghanistan

    Herve Ghesquiere and Stephane Taponier, the two French journalists that had been held hostage in Afghanistan for 547 days, landed on French soil on Thursday morning. Sources talk about the unusual path taken by the ransom.

  • Is the Greek Crisis a Boon for Russia's Gazprom? Wednesday, 29 Jun 2011 | 12:53 AM ET
    Gazprom

    Gazprom, the Russian gas monopoly, could take advantage of Greece's sovereign debt crisis to strengthen its leading position on European gas supply and counter attempts by the European Union to diversify its energy relationships.

  • India's Air Travel Growth Spurs Jet Orders Sunday, 26 Jun 2011 | 8:11 PM ET
    The new Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental lands at Le Bourget airport near Paris.

    Indian airlines walked away from the Paris Air Show with a third of the airplane orders last week — a $23 billion gamble that air will finally conquer rail despite a formidable list ofobstacles. 

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