Surprise! One Part of the Defense Budget Is Still Booming

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Worries over the sequester and looming defense belt-tightening notwithstanding, President Obama's proposed 2014 defense budget made surprisingly few cuts to defense spending. And, believe it or not, one area of defense spending  -- buried deep in the details -- is actually booming.

In this video, Fool contributor Rich Smith points out the numbers that show a surprising increase in spending on bombs and missiles -- and he'll name names for all the companies poised to profit from it.

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Rich Smith

I love things that go "boom." Sonic or otherwise, that means I tend to gravitate towards defense and aerospace stocks. But to tell the truth, over the course of a dozen years writing for The Motley Fool, I have covered -- and continue to cover -- everything from retailers to consumer goods stocks, and from tech to banks to insurers as well. Follow me on Twitter or Facebook for the most important developments in defense & aerospace news, and other great stories besides.

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