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Surprise! One Part of the Defense Budget Is Still Booming

By Rich Smith - Apr 19, 2013 at 4:49PM

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"Booming." That's a clue.

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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