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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.
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.
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.
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.
Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey tells WTOP he is not under any illusions as far as North Korea is concerned.
With life-and-death conflicts raging 24 hours a day around the world, the Afghan war, deep budget cuts, nuclear weapons in unstable regions and the frantic pace of global change, Gen. Martin Dempsey is losing sleep at night.