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  • WASHINGTON, March 9- Last week, President Donald J. Trump chose the deck of the newest U.S. aircraft carrier, the $13 billion USS Gerald R. Ford, for a speech extolling his planned boost in military spending. Trump vowed to expand the number of carriers the United States fields from 10 to 12. Trump's expansion plans come as evidence mounts that potential enemies have...

  • President-elect Donald Trump speaks to reporters at Trump Tower December 6, 2016 in New York City.

    With more than 20 nominees now selected, Donald Trump's cabinet appears much like the president-elect himself.

  • Joe Biden speaks with CNBC's John Harwood.

    Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates took Joe Biden to task for his foreign policy decisions. So why does Biden get tearful about Gates?

  • Marko Dimitrijevic, Everest Capital

    A single bad currency bet has caused Everest Capital, one of the largest private investors in emerging markets, to collapse.

  • Militant Islamist fighters parade on military vehicles along the streets of northern Raqqa province, June 30, 2014.

    Iraqi forces and Shi'ite militias seized control of a strategic town near Baghdad from ISIS, after heavy coalition air strikes.

  • ISIS ISIL Iraq

    President Barack Obama has ruled out a combat mission, but military officials say the reality of a protracted campaign may require US troops.

  • Robert Gates, who served both George W. Bush and Barack Obama, delivers an icy assessment of his most recent boss and his foreign policy. The FT reports.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 11- Republican Mitt Romney would accelerate spending on new U.S. Navy warships, cut the Pentagon's civilian workforce and speed up development of new weapons systems if he wins the 2012 presidential election, two advisers said on Thursday.

  • 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.

  • 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.