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Make Money on the New Mercenary Army

As part of a well-rounded offering, Arotech also sells combat driving simulators and specialty zinc-air batteries to keep your electric motor running for a very long time. Among mid-caps, check out ManTech International (MANT - Get Report), which provides security services to the military in Iraq and elsewhere, as it has potential to rise to $47 from its current perch around $36 in the next 18 months

Among large-caps, the KBR (KBR - Get Report) unit of Halliburton (HAL - Get Report) is worth a quick look for its military services arm, though it seems pretty expensive at current levels.

Back in August 2006, I recommended that readers take careful aim at defense stocks when they were under the gun, and my top recommendation, Lockheed Martin, is up about 19% since, to the mid-$90s from around $80. DynCorp should do just as well, if not better.

At the time of publication, Jon Markman owned shares of Lockheed Martin.

Jon D. Markman is editor of the independent investment newsletter The Daily Advantage. While Markman cannot provide personalized investment advice or recommendations, he appreciates your feedback; click here to send him an email.
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