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Rich Smith

Rich Smith spent most of the mid-to-late '90s in Moscow, advising U.S. and European companies eager to get in on the action of Russia's emerging market. Segueing into Ukrainian law, he then did the same thing for Westerners investing in Kiev. At some point, he decided that instead of telling these companies how to make money for themselves, he'd prefer to own a piece of the companies (and their profits) -- and began investing. Retiring to rural Indiana to continue this project, he continues to invest for his own account, and to advise other investors on how to maximize their profits, and minimize their risks, by writing directly for The Motley Fool as a contributor, and on special assignment for Yahoo! Finance and AOL DailyFinance. He undertakes assignments for other media outlets -- online, print, radio, and television, upon request.

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Fri Feb 27

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International Space Station to Boeing: "We're Ready for Liftoff"

But psst!: This could actually be even bigger news for SpaceX.

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U.S. Says No Weapons for Ukraine... but Here, Slovakia, Have a Few Helicopters

America hems, haws... and sells weapons to everybody but Ukraine.

Thu Feb 26

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Will Russia Build the World's Largest Aircraft Carrier?

Reports filter out of a project to build a 100-plane aircraft carrier -- 10% bigger than America's biggest.

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The Boeing Company Progress Report: Boeing Orders Soar Up, Up, and Away

First, Boeing's orders quadrupled. Then they doubled again.

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Forget the Beretta M9 -- Here's a New Gun That Will Knock Your Socks Off

Beretta breaks with 500 years of tradition to offer gun buyers a hammerless pistol.

Tue Feb 24

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Is Harris Corporation Overpaying for Exelis?

And after Exelis, which defense contractor will be the next to get bought?

Mon Feb 23

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. Earnings: 1 Number Tells You All You Need to Know

A company's backlog can tell us how it will move forward.

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FTC Threatens to Cancel a Megamerger By Sysco Corporation

That would mean bad things for shareholders.

Sat Feb 21

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USMC Wants a New Tank, But Will This Idea Float?

Four companies will try to build the Marines a new amphibious tank -- hopefully for less than $15.5 billion.

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Northrop Grumman Bids Solo on Air Force Trainer. Is This Northrop's Last Hurrah?

The sharks are circling, and Northrop Grumman is circling the wagons to defend a key franchise.

Fri Feb 20

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What Do You Get When You Cross Warren Buffett With a Motorcycle?

You'll groan at the punchline, but Warren Buffett's latest acquisition is no joke.

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Bad News for Boeing: France Is Still Making Fighter Jets

And marketing the F/A-18 around the world just got a little bit harder.

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Is This What Finally Kills the A-10 Thunderbolt Warthog?

The Air Force has a plan to upgrade and improve upon the A-10 -- and maybe, just maybe, to kill it dead.

Thu Feb 19

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U.S. Navy to Lockheed Martin's F-35 Stealth Fighter: "We're Just Not That Into You"

For the U.S. Navy, breaking up (with the F/A-18) is hard to do.

Wed Feb 18

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Will the U.S. Navy Build an Underwater Aircraft Carrier?

And what might it look like? And who will build it? (And can we buy it?)

Thu Feb 12

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When General Atomics Makes a Drone, This Other Company Makes a Profit

There's more than one way to skin a cat -- or to own a piece of the drone pioneer's business success.

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News Flash: Boeing Suffers First Order Cancellation of the New Year

(And that's OK.)

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Land for Sale on the Moon; You Only Need to Get There First

The United States is taking steps to license property rights on the moon. But is it legal? And what's at stake, and for whom?

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American Science & Engineering Inc. Earnings: 1 Number Tells You All You Need to Know

But just for kicks, let's go through a few more numbers first.

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How Much Is the New Orbital ATK Worth?

We take a quick look at the numbers for you, now that we know what the numbers are.

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