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Mar 15, 2009

Clinton signals hard bargain on missile shield. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signaled over the weekend that the U.S. won't offer a cheap trade on its Eastern European missile shield. In Belgium for a NATO meeting, Clinton said the anti-missile system is "a very important tool in our defensive arsenal for the future," and said it could help counter a "range of threats," rather than just the specter of Iranian nuclear missiles. Mar 9, 2009


Airbus A400M tops list of concerns for EADS in 2009. European defense giant EADS said fourth-quarter income rose nearly 90%, but troubles with its A400M program contributed to a dim outlook for 2009. The Airbus parent company is renegotiating contracts with buyers of the military airlift plane, but if contracts are canceled due to excessive delays, sales...

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