Wars and Military Conflicts


  • Euan Graham, senior fellow at RSIS at Nangyang Technological University, tells CNBC that North Korea's rocket launch will not have a severe impact on regional security as it was more successful than usual.

  • Silver Lining to Philippine Disaster? A Rebel Truce Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 10:04 PM ET

    Here's the silver lining to the Philippines' horrific typhoon Bopha: Maoist rebels have offered a truce in the storm's wake.

  • US Fighter Jets to Egypt?     Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 7:17 PM ET

    Peter Brookes, Heritage Foundation, discusses what's next for President Morsi, and whether this is the time for the U.S. to send military aid to Egypt.

  • Importance of Asia in US Foreign Policy     Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 7:45 PM ET

    Michele Flournoy, Former U.S. Under Secretary of Defense for Policy says the greatest opportunity for the U.S. lies in the Asia Pacific region.

  • Syria Preparing Chemical Weapons     Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 7:00 PM ET

    NBC's Jim Miklaszewski reports U.S. officials say the Syria military is poised to use chemical weapons against their own people, but Syria President Bashar al-Asaad has not given the order yet; and discussing the fiscal cliff negotiations in Washington, with CNBC's Eamon Javers; Scott Rasmussen, Rasmussen Reports founder & president; and Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).

  • Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters marching on the Presidential Palace clash with police. NBC's Jim Maceda reports on what the protesters want and what happened. (1:41)

  • Iran Claims It Captured US Drone     Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 3:25 PM ET

    NBC's Jim Miklaszewski reports on the developing story of Iran claiming it captured a U.S. drone.

  • Small Drone, Big Problem?     Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 2:47 PM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on how the ScanEagle drone made by Boeing works and what it is used for.

  • Syria Moving Chemical Weapons?     Monday, 3 Dec 2012 | 7:51 PM ET

    President Obama laid out a stern warning for Syria, saying "Syria's use of chemical weapons would be unacceptable." John Batchelor of The John Batchelor Show host, weighs in.

  • Alastair Newton, Senior Political Analyst, Nomura says that the polls are close ahead of Israel's elections next month and that there's a risk that Tel Aviv could cut off tax revenue from Palestine.

  • Most Expensive Military Programs Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 | 4:31 PM ET

    Read ahead to see the most expensive U.S. military programs currently under way.

  • The pacifist nation of Japan is trying to raise its profile in a new way, offering military aid for the first time in decades and displaying its own armed forces in an effort to build regional alliances. The NYT reports.

  • Defense Contractors Stockpiling Cash     Tuesday, 27 Nov 2012 | 4:33 PM ET

    Some of the major players in the defense industry are hoarding cash amid fears of going over the fiscal cliff, which would mean major cuts to defense spending. Howard Rubel, Jefferies aerospace and defense analyst, and Patrick McCarthy, FBR Capital Markets senior defense analyst, offer insight.

  • New Plan For Afghanistan?     Monday, 26 Nov 2012 | 7:42 PM ET

    Are Afghans perfectly capable of defending themselves like the President says they are? Bing West, Former Assistant Secretary of Defense, weighs in. "President Obama has an uphill climb ahead of him if he going to get back to a position of power in the Israel-Arab dynamic," he says.

  • The Fiscal Cliff-Proof Portfolio     Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 | 5:00 PM ET

    Discussing how to position your portfolio amid concerns on the fiscal cliff, with David Rosenberg, Gluskin Sheff and Associates; and CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis reports Hewlett-Packard stock is gaining ground after Tuesday's big loss.

  • Gaza Cease-fire in Effect     Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 | 2:00 PM ET

    The Gaza cease-fire will take effect at this hour, with Helima Croft, Barclays.

  • Egypt Announces Gaza Ceasefire     Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 | 12:41 PM ET

    NBC's Stephanie Gosk reports the latest from Gaza.

  • Pro: Middle East Concerns Are Overblown, Time to Sell Oil Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 | 12:33 PM ET

    Rich Ilczyszyn, a "Futures Now" trader and founder of iiTrader, explains why he's selling oil now.

  • For Gaza and Israel, It Could be Much, Much Worse Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 | 1:26 AM ET

    Cyber warfare has arrived, but has yet to reach its full potential. What would a real digital war look like? Like the most terrifying sci-fi movie you've ever seen.

  • Does the U.S. have any influence in the ceasefire negotiations between Israel and Hamas? John Batchelor, Syndicated Radio Talk Show Host and Marc Ginsberg, former U.S. Ambassador to Morocco.