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  • 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."

  • National Security at Risk?     Wednesday, 3 Aug 2011 | 7:51 PM ET

    Debating whether the new debt law will threaten our national security, with Gen Wesley Clark, U.S. Army (Ret.), and Sen. David Vitter, (R-LA).

  • Saving Taxpayer Money on Defense     Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 11:51 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells has a look at what the Pentagon and defense companies are doing to save taxpayer dollars.

  • 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.

  • Defense Industry Impact     Friday, 29 Jul 2011 | 4:25 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports the defense industry could suffer the biggest casualties in the battle over debt.

  • 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. 

  • Obama To Set Course for Drawing Down Afghan War Wednesday, 22 Jun 2011 | 8:15 AM ET
    Cityscape at sunrise, Kabul, Afghanistan

    President Barack Obama will set the course for drawing down the U.S. war in Afghanistan on Wednesday, when he is expected to announce plans to bring roughly 10,000 American troops home in less than a year.

  • Ryanair Wants to Develop New Plane with the Chinese Wednesday, 22 Jun 2011 | 1:55 AM ET

    The announcement that Ryanair will develop a new airplane with state-backed Chinese aircraft manufacturer COMAC on Tuesday at the Paris Air Show is the latest step towards a Chinese-made large commercial airplane.

  • China Eyes Top of Global Aviation Monday, 20 Jun 2011 | 12:07 PM ET

    The Chinese come to the Paris Air Show as both the world’s largest purchaser of jetliners and a budding manufacturer projected by some to one day challenge the dominance of Boeing and Airbus.

  • Boeing Production to 'Stay Ramped Up': CEO Monday, 20 Jun 2011 | 8:26 AM ET
    Located in North Charleston, S.C., the Charleston site consists of Boeing Charleston and Global Aeronautica. These facilities perform fabrication, assembly, and integration of 787 fuselage sections.

    The aerospace sector is “closer to the beginning than the end” of an upswing in orders, the chief executive of Boeing told CNBC Monday.

  • Boeing Mulls All-New Fuel-Efficient Airplane: Exec Monday, 20 Jun 2011 | 3:43 AM ET
    Airplane
  • Paris Air Show: Light Through Europe's Storm Clouds Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | 8:52 AM ET
    Airplane

    Given the doom and despondency across so many parts of the EU economy and with European governments tumbling over themselves to reverse years of living beyond their means, next week's Paris Air Show at Le Bourget should provide something to cheer, writes Howard Wheedon, Senior Strategist at BGC Partners.

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