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  • FBI distributes wanted poster for N. Va. man

    WASHINGTON — The FBI wants your help in finding a man who used to live in northern Virginia whom they believe is connected to a terror group. Liban Haji Mohammed of Alexandria used to be…

  • Explosion of terror cells remniscent of 1980s

    J.J. Green, WTOP National Security correspondent

  • Terrorist ‘hybrids’ present difficult challenge

    WASHINGTON — For months, officials from intelligence services from around the world have quietly met and discussed growing concerns that a new strain of terrorist would be nearly impossible to stop from launching attacks. They feared…

  • Al-Qaida threatens to use ‘undetectable’ bombs against U.S.

    WASHINGTON – Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula is warning Americans that they’ve been working long and hard on a new tool to attack the U.S. In the latest issue of the terror group’s Inspire electronic…

  • New missile defense system being tested in Maryland

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army has lofted a blimp with a new cruise-missile and drone-fighting radar system at the Aberdeen Proving Ground. The blimp — actually two helium-filled aerostats — floats 10,000 feet above the…

  • The new face of terrorism

    WASHINGTON — Thirteen years after the devastating attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, led by Osama bin Laden and a relatively small band of hardened jihadists from the Soviet-Afghan war, today’s biggest terror threat is composed…

  • The story behind the secret deal with Cuba

    WASHINGTON — More than a year ago in a secret location in Ottawa, Canada, representatives from the U.S. and Cuba began discussing how to resolve more than 50 years of distrust and tension. It involved long…