U.S. forces preparing for trouble in Libya

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.

Wednesday - 10/09/2013, 05:30am EDT

Arlington Cemetery restrictions add to grief for some

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.

Thursday - 10/03/2013, 11:59am EDT

Navy considering changes to building 197

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.

Thursday - 09/26/2013, 10:08pm EDT

American terrorists in Syria 'going home'

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."

Thursday - 09/12/2013, 05:28pm EDT

Pacific Predator Part 2: The No. 1 mission

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.

Wednesday - 08/28/2013, 06:46pm EDT

Pacific Predator Part 1: 'Even our bosses don't know exactly where we are'

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.

Monday - 08/26/2013, 07:29pm EDT

AQAP bomber allegedly injured in drone attack

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.

Tuesday - 08/13/2013, 01:01pm EDT

US scrambles to collect intelligence on al-Qaida

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.

Tuesday - 08/06/2013, 07:19am EDT

Missile Components found in North Korean ship in Panama

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.

Tuesday - 07/16/2013, 04:23pm EDT

Furloughs of the Pentagon civilian workforce

WTOP's JJ Green speaks to Acting Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness

Tuesday - 07/16/2013, 11:12am EDT


Focus on State Department after mysterious burglary in Dallas

On Sunday, June 30 at about noon Damon Mathias got a phone call from police in Dallas, Texas. Someone had broken into the law firm of Shulman and Mathias, which represents State Department whistleblower Aurelia Fedenisn.

Friday - 07/12/2013, 01:34pm EDT

DOD warns civilian employees to prepare for furloughs

U.S. Department of Defense civilian employees are being warned to prepare for the beginning of a cycle of furloughs that will take away a significant portion of their income after the Fourth of July holiday.

Monday - 07/01/2013, 12:30pm EDT

Dempsey: 'Good will' not in North Korea's vocabulary

Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey tells WTOP he is not under any illusions as far as North Korea is concerned.

Wednesday - 06/26/2013, 06:33am EDT

Joint Chiefs Chairman worried about 'swagger' of force

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.

Tuesday - 06/25/2013, 05:55am EDT

Seaborne Stalkers: U.S. Navy weapons sharpened for next generation of welfare

Friday - 06/21/2013, 07:28pm EDT


Inside the Navy's maritime giants

WTOP was granted access to several naval assets to learn how they train, what challenges they face and what the future holds for them.

Friday - 06/21/2013, 02:01pm EDT

U.S. Navy weapons sharpened for next generation of warfare

The raging conflict in Syria, Iranian nuclear weapons development and periodic reminders that Russia and the U.S. are still military adversaries necessitate a mobile and powerful naval presence near Washington.

Thursday - 06/20/2013, 04:16pm EDT

Pentagon's focus on African-based threats to the U.S.

WTOP's J.J. Green speaks to Department of Defense Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs.

Friday - 05/17/2013, 05:42pm EDT


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