There appears to be consensus that defense spending will remain intact for the first year of the new president's term, assuming prolonged economic weakness. The war in Iraq and increased military involvement in Afghanistan could benefit companies. Current uncertainty may represent an unusual buying opportunity or, alternately, a forecast of future decline. Consider macroeconomic, political and idiosyncratic risk before investing in aerospace and defense companies.
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