Did you know the U.S. is still at war in Afghanistan? It's true. More than a month after we got bin Laden, the U.S. remains heavily engaged in Afghanistan. What's more, with less than one month remaining before -- according to the president -- we begin pulling out of the country, not only are things not winding down, but we're actually buying brand-new equipment to help fight the war.
Case in point: Just yesterday, the Marines awarded a $357 million contract to Navistar
What's it mean to investors?
In a nutshell, what this tells us is that any Afghan pullout is likely to be small in scale and slow in its pace. It means companies such as General Dynamics
Indeed, as Textron's
Are Navistar and Textron right to gamble on a long war? Add both companies to your Watchlist and find out.
Fool contributor Rich Smith has no position in any company named above, but The Motley Fool owns shares of Oshkosh, General Dynamics, and Textron.
We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.