WASHINGTON, Jan 29- President Barack Obama will call for a 7 percent rise in U.S. domestic and military spending in his budget that would end caps known as' sequestration,' the White House said on Thursday, setting up a new source of conflict with Republicans in Congress. The White House rejects that criticism and hopes Obama can find common ground with lawmakers...» Read More
Today, additional U.S. troops are heading to Iraq as a part of the President’s plan to increase armed forces on the ground. A large percentage of the 21,500 additional service men and women will be stationed in Baghdad to help fight insurgents. Asked how long that buildup might last, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said...
The U.S. government spent some $30 billion on the defense in 2006--and that helped make stocks in the sector quite valuable to investors. As we look into 2007, the question about how defense stocks will do this year was a topic on "Morning Call" (we had viewer email submissions). The question may be even more important as the Democrats take control of Congress.
IBM and Siemens have been commissioned by the German armed forces to oversee a 7.1 billion-euro ($9.3-billion), 10-year IT modernization project, the two companies confirmed on Thursday.
France's Defense Ministry said Friday it awarded a 7.9 billion euro ($10.4 billion) contract for nuclear-propelled submarines to state-owned warship builder DCN and nuclear energy group Areva.
The F-35's safe first flight is an important step toward full production of the $276.5 billion fighter project, which Lockheed Martin is developing.
Lockheed Martin shares hit an all-time high on reports of new aircraft orders from the U.S. Air Force.
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