Reporting & Analysis
JJ Green is WTOP's National Security Correspondent, covering global intelligence, national security and terrorism developments. He's interviewed the leadership of the CIA, DIA, DHS, and the U.S. military Joint Chiefs of Staff about issues critical to international security. He provides daily analysis and guidance on global security.
A Navy MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter with a crew of five went down in the Atlantic Ocean 18 miles off the Virginia coast on Wednesday.
The MV Cape Ray is expected to leave Portsmouth, Va., in a few days on a mission that no U.S. ship has ever undertaken.
A bomb threat at the Swedish Embassy has closed Rock Creek Parkway and other downtown streets, stalling traffic during the afternoon rush.
Richard Barrett, former director of the United Nations al-Qaida and Taliban Monitoring Team, on the challenges facing the organization and the U.S. as it continues its quest to dismantle the organization.
As of last week, former FBI agent Robert Levinson is now the longest-held American hostage in history. His family and the U.S. government hope that the new Iranian president could help secure Levinson's release.
NSA officials want Americans to understand that the organization doesn't have time and doesn't care about their personal communications.
The Defense Intelligence Agency's ability to survey the world from its top-secret operations center faces a huge challenge when confronting a new phenomenon that's not yet fully understood.
WTOP's J.J. Green recently was granted an exclusive look at the Defense Intelligence Agency's situation center. In this three-part series, he talks with DIA Director Michael T. Flynn about the agency's global monitoring capabilities, the threats facing the United States and the future of intelligence efforts.
WTOP's J.J. Green recently was granted an exclusive look at the Defense Intelligence Agency's situation center.
Amtrak passengers have a new way to alert police during a crisis. The Amtrak Police Department is introducing "txt-a-tip" which allows passengers and employees to report suspicious activity, crime or emergencies via SMS text messaging on their smartphones.
Several hundred U.S. Marines are being moved into position to rapidly respond to possible violence in Libya, according to a Department of Defense official.
The recent enforcement of a "longstanding" policy by Arlington National Cemetery has significantly curtailed what those paying their respects can leave in the cemetery to demonstrate their feelings.
Engineering and procurement officials are quickly working on returning life at the Naval Sea Systems Command Headquarters at the Washington Navy yard back to normal.
Clearly and visibly troubled by the prospect of Syria's chemical weapons getting into the wrong hands, Mike Rogers, R-Mich., chairman of the House Intelligence Committee revealed, "There's over 10,000 members subscribed to al-Qaida operating in the eastern part of Syria."
As virtually undetectable and potent weapons, Navy subs are a key cog in the U.S. strategic defense plan. But the Maine is one of a group of ballistic missile submarines that carries an extra burden.
It's a cool, crisp, bright, sunny, late July morning on the Puget Sound in Washington State. Chatter and song burst forth from Seahawks and other wildlife nestled in the spacious, pristine landscape and waterways during the drive to Keyport.
Sources in Yemen indicate the man responsible for the underwear and printer cartridge bombs is among those injured in a U.S. drone strike on Aug. 11.
Al-Qaida has been rebuilding itself, little by little, despite the withering drone attacks that have killed key figures including Osama bin Laden and Anwar al-Awlaki. But much of that rebuilding may be going on outside the view of the U.S. intelligence community.
A North Korea-flagged vessel believed to be carrying a cargo of sugar from Cuba was stopped by Panamanian authorities almost a week ago after they got a tip that illicit narcotics were on board.
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