The Hunt: Khorasan group remains at the top of the Pentagon's to-do list

JJ Green, WTOP national security correspondent

Friday - 11/21/2014, 05:58pm EST


Khorasan still concerns U.S. officials

There is growing concern that the al Qaida-linked Khorasan group is continuing to plot against the U.S. in the ungoverned spaces of war-torn Syria.

Friday - 11/21/2014, 05:00am EST

ISIL has a drone -- now what?

ISIL, worth close to $1 billion, spends a lot of money to carry out functions it deems necessary for the operation and protection of the "Islamic State."

Thursday - 11/20/2014, 05:01am EST

U.S. sailors attacked in Turkey

Sailors from the USS Ross on shore leave in Istanbul were roughed up, taunted and chased back to their ship in an incident that led to the cancellation of leave for all U.S. forces.

Thursday - 11/13/2014, 05:37am EST

When the Berlin Wall fell (Audio)

The 10th of November is the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Markus Knauf was 15 years old at the time. He's now a spokesman at the German Embassy in Washington and spoke with WTOP's National Security Correspondent J.J. Green.

Monday - 11/10/2014, 04:30pm EST


German native remembers the day after the Berlin Wall came down

Orderly bedlam ensued the night of Nov. 9, 1989, as West Germans chipped away at the wall. Later came the euphoria. (Audio)

Monday - 11/10/2014, 04:20pm EST

Concern about copycats keeps DHS chief up at night

In late September, while in Canada to visit his counterpart and other cabinet officials, a month before a tragic and shocking shooting in Ottawa, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said, "I walked within 20 feet of the War Memorial where the member of the military was shot."

Thursday - 11/06/2014, 07:10am EST

The Hunt: U.S. airstrikes against ISIL cool as group hides under pressure

J.J. Green, WTOP national security correspondent

Wednesday - 11/05/2014, 01:12pm EST


How the CIA headquarters broke ground in Langley, Va.

On Monday, the agency will celebrate the 55th anniversary of then-President Eisenhower's cornerstone laying of the main building.

Monday - 11/03/2014, 12:47pm EST

FBI seeks help tracking down IS terrorists

The FBI is using some of the Islamic State fighters own propaganda to try to track down its American members. And it wants your help.

Wednesday - 10/08/2014, 05:46am EDT

Officials: Syria strikes targeted al-Qaida operatives to derail plot

The U.S. took strikes Monday night against al-Qaida operatives in Syria, known as the Khorasan Group to disrupt a plot against the United States or Europe.

Thursday - 09/25/2014, 10:02am EDT

Finding Syrians to fight ISIL poses challenge for U.S.

President Barack Obama's plan to destroy ISIL in Syria has begun with the identification of targets inside Syria, according to administration officials. Airstrikes are expected to follow. But the foundation of the strategy -- arming and training Syrians to fight the ground war -- may be more difficult than it seems.

Monday - 09/15/2014, 12:20pm EDT

Treasury Dept. targeting ISIL funding

The U.S. Department of Treasury has long been targeting the funding networks for ISIL and its predecessor organization. WTOP national security correspondent J.J. Green reports.

Monday - 09/15/2014, 02:44am EDT


U.S. counter-terrorism strategy faces uphill battle

On the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, the terrorism prognosis grows more ominous each year as organizations like ISIL expand and grow smarter.

Thursday - 09/11/2014, 07:13am EDT

NATO to deploy Rapid Response Team in Eastern Europe

A new NATO Rapid Response Force will deploy in the Eastern Europe soon to ease growing anxiety in countries bordering Russia --and there's good reason for that, according to JJ Green, WTOP national security correspondent.

Monday - 09/08/2014, 03:22am EDT


Mosul dam and surrounding region still at risk despite Kurds' success

Karwan Zebari, director of the Kurdistan Regional Government office in Washington, speaks with JJ Green, WTOP national security correspondent

Wednesday - 08/20/2014, 11:30am EDT


ISIL establishes billion-dollar enterprise

Until this week, Kurdish forces were outgunned by the Islamic State fighters, variously referred to as ISIS and ISIL, they're battling near Erbil.

Thursday - 08/14/2014, 11:26am EDT

The Hunt: Kurds seek U.S. help in fight against ISIL

Karwan Zebari, director of the Kurdistan regional government office in D.C., speaks with WTOP's National Security Correspondent JJ Green

Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 12:10pm EDT


Western countries struggling to keep tabs on terrorists

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.

Tuesday - 08/12/2014, 04:44am EDT

'Innovative terrorists' a growing concern for TSA officials

As the tragedy of 9/11 fades, a report warns the U.S. to not get too comfortable.

Monday - 08/04/2014, 05:05am EDT
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