US President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference at the White House on Aug. 28. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Hagel and Kerry Need to Give Obama Suit-and-Tie Advice

Washington has been abuzz for the past 24 hours about President Obama’s suit choice during a rather important press conference Thursday afternoon that primarily focused on the threat posed by Islamic State militants. This town, right?!? The suit actually wasn’t a bad choice. After all, a tan-colored summer suit on one of the hottest days of the year is a good move.…

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Roundtable Discussion: How To Respond to Islamic State Militants

Kurdish forces backed by US air power have halted Islamic State (IS) gains in Iraq. In response, the radical group has vowed revenge against the United States, and has beheaded an American reporter while also expanding its influence in Syria. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel stated last week that IS was beyond any terrorist group ever seen,…

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VIDEO: Inside Raytheon’s SM-3, SM-6 Missile Interceptor Factory

HUNTSVILLE, ALA — In a one-story gray building with a bright red pin striping about two-thirds of the way up its side, a nondescript 70,000 square-foot factory sits behind three 21-foot tall missiles. Tucked inside the fences of the Redstone Arsenal — a sprawling Army base just minutes from downtown Huntsville — is where defense giant Raytheon assembles ship-launched missile interceptors,…

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Israel’s Deadliest Submarines Are Nearly Ready

Israel’s new Dolphin II-class submarines are the largest undersea craft built in Germany since the Second World War, and when they reach active service they’re expected to take their place among the world’s most effective subs. Three submarines are in various stages of construction at ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems in Kiel, Germany – the TANIN, RAHAV,…

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NATO Secretary General to Visit Ukraine

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen will visit Ukraine Thursday for meetings with Petro Poroshenko, the country’s president, amid high tensions with Russia, who the alliance says is continuing to mass troops near the Ukrainian border. In addition to Poroshenko, Rasmussen is scheduled to meet with Prime Minister, Arseniy Yatseniuk, Foreign Affairs Minister Pavlo Klimkin,…