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.…

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,…

Chuck Hagel: The Best Dressed in President Obama’s Cabinet (Updated)

(Updated July 28, 2014, with video from a Defense News Minute) In a city where the powerful often wear boring, dark-color suits, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel bucks that trend. The Nebraskan can often be found wearing bright-colored socks, slick power ties and casual kicks that have made the man in charge of the world’s most powerful…

Robert Irvine to Bring ‘FRESH’ Lunch Options to Pentagon

The Pentagon will finally have more healthy lunch options. Robert Irvine, the celebrity chef who hosts the Food Network show ‘Restaurant Impossible,” will open FRESH Kitchen, an eatery that will offer take-out, sit-down and catering options. Here’s what Dan McLean, Irvine’s marketing director, tells Intercepts: Robert Irvine’s FRESH Kitchen is scheduled to open in the…

ESSAY: Obama’s Bergdahl-Taliban Gamble Is All About Timing

Buried beneath the nasty political brawl over the Obama administration’s swap of five senior Taliban prisoners for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is Obama’s cold-blooded strategic thinking. And President Barack Obama’s big gamble already has deepened Republicans’ frustrations with him, which could make easing sequestration a political impossibility.

Obama to Visit USAF Airmen at Polish F-16 Base

President Barack Obama will visit US Air Force airmen stationed at Łask Air Base during a his visit to Poland next week, the White House announced on Friday. The Air Force sent F-16 fighter jets to the base — which is about 100 miles southwest of Warsaw — in March following Russia’s invasion of Crimea. Obama will visit Łask on June 3 with Polish President Bronisław Komorowski, Ben…

Want Real-Time Updates Of McKeon’s NDAA Speech? We’ve Got You Covered.

It’s #NDAA2015 Eve and House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon, R-Calif., will deliver remarks at noon (EDT) at Washington’s Heritage Foundation about his version of the defense authorization bill. Our John T. Bennett will provide real-time details and analysis of McKeon’s speech. Just click here to get the latest from McKeon on your phone, tablet…