One thing is clear on both sides of the 2016 presidential race: The growing tensions in Syria likely mean more spending on defense… and impressive profits for defense stocks.
When asked in a recent interview about his plan to defeat the jihadist group ISIS, GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump said the U.S. has to “knock the hell out of them.”
While that’s certainly a vague plan, the sentiment behind it suggests that Trump would be a far more aggressive adversary toward this enemy than the Obama administration.
This sentiment holds true for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, as she’ll also likely be a more aggressive foe than her former boss.
Yet what isn’t likely from either candidate is a big surge in ground troops. That means any future attempts to knock the hell out of ISIS will come from American air and naval power.
Here are 4 stocks to defend the republic and knock the hell of ISIS.