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MarketWatch  Mar 20  Comment 
Donald Trump apparently thinks the United States doesn’t spend nearly enough money on military. In fact, his budget last week proposed a 10% increase, which the president hailed as one of the biggest bumps in defense spending of all time.
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Cheaper drones, robot tanks, and the coolest military warship you've ever seen.
Forbes  Mar 16  Comment 
The cost of health care runs well over $1.1 trillion. Social Security is almost $1 trillion. Defense spending is $620 billion.
DailyFinance  Mar 16  Comment 
Filed under: News, Politics, White House President Donald Trump will ask the U.S. Congress for dramatic cuts to many federal programs as he seeks to bulk up defense spending, start building a wall on the border with Mexico and spend more money...
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DailyFinance  Mar 6  Comment 
Filed under: News, World News, Controversy Multiple fast-attack vessels from the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps came close to a US Navy ship in the Strait of Hormuz on Saturday, forcing it to change direction, a US official told Reuters on...
Motley Fool  Mar 6  Comment 
Maybe management needs to look in the mirror.
newratings.com  Mar 3  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - President Donald Trump has proposed a substantial increase in defense spending, but the results of a new Gallup poll found that Americans are dividend about how much is spent on national defense. Thirty-seven percent of...
Forbes  Mar 3  Comment 
Trump's $54 billion defense spending increase will mean commitment to major waste. This ranges from wasteful weapons like the Littoral Combat Ship to commitments to maximum Pentagon plans for the strategic triad.
Motley Fool  Mar 2  Comment 
After Trump's speech to Congress, three defense stocks take it on the chin.




 

Defense spending is the amount the sovereign of a country invests in weapons, weapon systems, and soldiers.

It is impossible (today) to get perfect exposure to increases in defense spending, because not all beneficiaries of increases are private companies - i.e., increases in defense spending could be used for increases in soldiers' salaries. (However, PMCs are becoming more widespread at it is not impossible to imagine a time when all soldiers are private contractors.)

Major defense companies include Lockheed Martin (LMT) , Raytheon Company (RTN) and Boeing Company (BA). Defense companies that focus on software include SAIC (SAI). One OTCBB listed security within the defense sector is Sector 10 (SECT).

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