The following video is part of a special series in which Motley Fool analyst Brendan Byrnes and options expert Alex Pape discuss how to make 2012 the year YOU master the market. In this edition, Alex explains an uncommon way to profit off of a defense contractor, General Dynamics, at this uncertain time.

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