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Counterterrorism agency working against the clock

Officials at the National Counterterrorism Center in D.C. are working around the clock, piecing together information to fend off future terrorism attacks.

Tuesday - 02/19/2013, 06:54am EST

Tags: national security, National Counterterrorism Cente, al-Qaida, terrorism,

New threat against westerners in Benghazi

Coming on the heels of often animated Congressional hearings with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, over what happened in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012, the British Foreign Office has issued an urgent call for its citizens to evacuate.

Thursday - 01/24/2013, 12:59pm EST

Tags: Benghazi

Answering the Bell: On Inauguration Security Patrol with the Coast Guard

A behind-the-scenes look at what inaugural security is like from the water.

Saturday - 01/19/2013, 03:44pm EST

Tags: Coast Guard, inauguration, inauguration security, national security


The Toughest Mile: Hands in the crowd

In the run-up to President Barack Obama's second Inauguration Day, the president's security team worries most about the hands of people in the crowd and those typing hostile commands on computer keyboards and devices far from the National Mall.

Friday - 01/18/2013, 01:56pm EST

Tags: Inauguration Parade, inauguration day, inauguration, Secret Service, FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force, Ralph Basham


Al-Qaida hit by cyber attack

A cyber attack has left al-Qaida in the dark, hurting its recruitment and propaganda efforts in the wake of a State Department designation that is curtailing its fundraising work.

Wednesday - 12/19/2012, 08:03am EST

Tags: al-Qaida, terrorism, cyber attack,

U.S. agents follow the WMD money trail

Every country has a finance ministry, but only the U.S. has one with a unit dedicated to combating illicit finance linked to terrorists and rogue nation-states developing or threatening to use weapons of mass destruction. Its goal is to choke off their money supply until their exploits shrivel up and cease. Iran is the unit's main focus at this time.

Monday - 12/10/2012, 07:38am EST

Tags: weapons of mass destruction, Iran, david cohen

FBI turns to Facebook for clues in Benghazi attacks

The FBI seeks help from the Arabic-speaking public and social media as part of its investigation into the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Libya that killed four Americans.

Friday - 11/30/2012, 04:38pm EST

Tags: Libya, U.S. consulate attacks, Benghazi,

Note found with pregnant woman's body references D.C. sniper

The killer of a pregnant woman in New York City left a chilling note with her body, saying more pregnant women will be killed until Lee Boyd Malvo is released.

Monday - 10/22/2012, 06:58pm EDT

Tags: dc sniper, Lee Boyd Malvo

Devil's Brigade: Forefathers of Green Berets, SEALs

The Devil's Brigade became one of the most feared fighting units in World War Two. Today American and Canadian special forces trace their roots to the unit. And this elite group of veterans came to Washington this week to celebrate their 70th anniversary and 66th reunion.

Monday - 10/01/2012, 07:22pm EDT

Tags: special forces, Devils Brigade, WWII


What Clapper doesn't know keeps him up at night

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper talks exclusively with WTOP's J.J. Green about evolving modern national security threats.

Wednesday - 07/11/2012, 08:21am EDT

Tags: national security, James Clapper

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