U.S. intelligence denies Iraq intelligence lapse

In one week, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, took over almost one-third of Iraq. The U.S. intelligence community has been blamed in press reports and in some political circles for not warning of it ahead of time.

Tuesday - 06/17/2014, 06:10am EDT

Retired Marine to become next WH deputy press secretary

It's moving day for former Office of the Director of National Intelligence spokesman Shawn Turner.

Wednesday - 06/11/2014, 04:23pm EDT

Former official: Al-Qaida eclipsed as world's most dangerous terror group

ISIL is the direct descendant of al-Qaida in Iraq, a brutal terror group known for beheadings and killing women and children in the 2000s. It was so ruthless that al-Qaida repudiated the group.

Wednesday - 06/11/2014, 02:49pm EDT

'Friendly fire' incident in Afghanistan preceded by Taliban attack

Five American troops were killed Monday during what the Pentagon is calling "a security operation in southern Afghanistan."

Tuesday - 06/10/2014, 02:01pm EDT

Children increasingly victimized by terrorists, not just targets

As terrorism proliferates around the world, children are increasingly victimized, not only as targets but also as pawns, like the Nigerian girls kidnapped by the Boko Haram.

Thursday - 05/29/2014, 03:24pm EDT
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U.S. military actively hunting for Boko Haram in Nigeria

JJ Green, WTOP National Security correspondent

Tuesday - 05/20/2014, 06:02pm EDT

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Upstarts like Boko Haram turn back clock on terrorism fight

JJ Green, WTOP national security correspondent

Wednesday - 05/14/2014, 11:35am EDT

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CIA seeking diversity to contend with global challenges

To achieve its missing in a rapidly evolving world, the Central Intelligence Agency is moving to blend in.

Monday - 04/21/2014, 05:43am EDT
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Powerful al Qaida affiliates threaten the U.S.

The secretive and dangerous world of terrorism is again threatening the West, specifically the United States.

Thursday - 04/17/2014, 06:52am EDT

House Intel Chair: al-Qaida threat greater than 'before 9/11'

An alarming new video showing what appears to be a large gathering of al-Qaida operatives has emerged in Western media.

Wednesday - 04/16/2014, 04:30pm EDT
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Finnish official treats Russian threat 'like dandruff'

Andrei Illarionov, a former top envoy to Russian President Vladimir Putin, created a whirlwind of anxiety in late March, when he told a Swedish newspaper that Putin's annexation efforts will not stop until Finland and the Baltic states were part of Russia.

Monday - 04/14/2014, 08:54am EDT

Director of National Intelligence hopeful increased security, audits can stop leaks

James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, speaks with WTOP's National Security Correspondent J.J. Green.

Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 08:03am EDT

Boeing rules out cyber sabotage connection to missing plane

The difficult search for answers about the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is compounded by the inability to find either the plane intact or the wreckage.

Tuesday - 03/25/2014, 03:54pm EDT

Investigators intensify focus on plane's computer system

Twelve days after the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, investigators are intensifying their focus on the plane's computer system.

Tuesday - 03/18/2014, 02:40pm EDT

Was Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 hacked?

Evidence is surfacing that system failure in the cockpit of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 may have caused the plane's disappearance and investigators are wondering if foul play may have been involved.

Friday - 03/14/2014, 01:53pm EDT

Where is Malaysia Airlines flight MH370?

How does a Boeing 777 traveling at 35,000 feet disappear from radar with no trace?

Thursday - 03/13/2014, 06:17pm EDT

DNI Clapper: Ukraine intelligence 'not a failure by any stretch'

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper sits down for an exclusive interview with WTOP on the situation in Ukraine.

Monday - 03/10/2014, 07:32am EDT
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National license plate database sparks privacy fears

The Department of Homeland Security is closer to developing a National License Plate Recognition Database, which is raising privacy concerns.

Monday - 02/17/2014, 12:19pm EST
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Toothpaste bomb plot not unknown to Olympic Games

On Oct. 6, 1976, Cubana de Aviacion Flight 455, bound from Barbados to Jamaica, was bombed.

Friday - 02/07/2014, 06:46am EST

Intelligence officials react to NSA curbs

"Measured and thoughtful" is how Director of National Intelligence James Clapper describes the changes in U.S. intelligence gathering that President Barack Obama has ordered.

Friday - 01/17/2014, 02:12pm EST
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