A merger and the future of defense

June 10, 2019

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A man is shown in soft focus in the nearground with a stock trading electronic board in the background.

A trader passes by a screen that displays Northrop Grumman and United Technologies, who announced merger plans on Sunday.

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Brendan McDermid/Reuters/File Photo

The proposed merger of two major defense contractors — Raytheon and United Technologies — prompts questions about the future of military weapons systems and role that private companies play in national defense. Also, what lessons are Hongkongers drawing from the large weekend protests over extradition arrangements with mainland China? Plus, we profile the Chilean women's soccer team as the Women's World Cup enters its first week.

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