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US Defense Spending

Europe Begins to See the Light

Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr. | Posted 07.05.2014 | World
Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr.

If there is one salutary benefit to Vladimir Putin's aggression it has surely been a wakeup call to remind the Europeans why they still need a military deterrent.

Hey, Big Spender!

Posted 10.06.2012 | Politics

The United States spends 58 percent of the total defense dollars paid out by the world's top 10 military powers, which combined for $1.19 trillion in ...

Summing Up

Nick Mills | Posted 03.03.2012 | World
Nick Mills

Every year's glories, catastrophes, triumphs and defeats are added to the long march of history; no year stands alone. One of the common ways to sum up a year is numerically.

The Priceless Price of the Post-9/11 Decade

Anthony Gregory | Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics
Anthony Gregory

As we approach the ten-year anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks, we are seeing lots of estimates on the costs of America's wars waged in the last decade. Yet most of them miss the big picture.

Elise Foley

WATCH: Cost Of Wars In Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan To Reach $3.7 Trillion | Elise Foley | Posted 08.29.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The United States will have spent a total of $3.7 trillion on wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan, costing 225,000 lives and creating...

Upbeat Northrop Grumman Buys Back $2.5 Billion Of Common Stock

MarketWatch | Christopher Hinton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Northrop Grumman Corp. said Thursday it intends to buy back up to $2.5 billion of its common stock, highlighting the military contractor's confidence ...