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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.
Karwan Zebari, director of the Kurdistan Regional Government office in Washington, speaks with JJ Green, WTOP national security correspondent
Until this week, Kurdish forces were outgunned by the Islamic State fighters, variously referred to as ISIS and ISIL, they're battling near Erbil.
Karwan Zebari, director of the Kurdistan regional government office in D.C., speaks with WTOP's National Security Correspondent JJ Green
Every day, terrorists trained in Syria and Iraq travel freely back to their homes in Europe and the U.S., and counterterrorism officials can't keep up with all of them.
As the tragedy of 9/11 fades, a report warns the U.S. to not get too comfortable.
The downing of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 by the pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine has sparked concern that a long-standing partnership may soon escape Putin's control.
Ten years ago Tuesday, the members of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States issued the 9/11 Commission Report, the official account of the horrific attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
For five years Mohammed Cherif was imprisoned in an underground, 6-foot-by-4 1/2-foot earthen prison cell.
In late January, after a marathon of meetings and hopscotching between various parts of Morocco, WTOP's National Security Correspondent J.J. Green flew down to Dakhla, Western Sahara.
The new National Counterintelligence Executive says the risk of hacking gets stronger every day.
Terrorism expert Robin Simcox joins JJ Green, WTOP national security correspondent
Chile, once an international outsider because of the repressive Pinochet regime, has emerged as one of the most progressive countries in South America. WTOP National Security Correspondent JJ Green spoke with U.S. Ambassador Mike Hammer about modern Chile, its view of the U.S. and security of U.S. diplomats in Chile.
The U.S. Ambassador to Chile is Mike Hammer. He's only been on the job a few months. But it's been a difficult time for the U.S. here at home and abroad -- especially in view of the Edward Snowden revelations. Hammer spoke with WTOP National Security Correspondent JJ Green about how the U.S. is viewed in Chile.
J.J. Green, WTOP National Security correspondent
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.
It's moving day for former Office of the Director of National Intelligence spokesman Shawn Turner.
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.
Five American troops were killed Monday during what the Pentagon is calling "a security operation in southern Afghanistan."
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.
JJ Green, WTOP National Security correspondent
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