Federal authorities responding to a string of package bombs in Austin, Texas, are warning the public to take extra precautions when handling them.
After 18 days of terror, 24-year-old Mark Anthony Conditt blew himself up as authorities closed in on him at a hotel north of Austin, Texas. Fred Burton, chief security officer at Stratfor, told WTOP National Security Correspondent J.J. Green authorities found one unexploded package that likely helped their investigation tremendously.
The head of the Transportation Security Administration delivered his “State of TSA” address Wednesday. WTOP’s JJ Green spoke with him about terrorism in the world today.
North Korea has reportedly said would suspend its nuclear and missile testing programs if the U.S. would sit down and discuss how to improve relations. A former negotiator who has talked with the regime before tells WTOP’s J.J. Green why he’s skeptical.
People in the White House sheltered in place after a man allegedly shot himself on the north fence of the White House on Saturday afternoon. The man died, but no one else was hurt in the shooting.
For “soft targets” like schools, preventing a massacre similar to the one in Parkland, Florida, ” is a Sisyphean task,” said one security expert.
The Pentagon’s Nuclear Posture Review confirms the existence of a Russian armament known as “Kanyon” to the U.S. military: a 100 megaton thermonuclear drone-torpedo designed to be an unmistakable threat to the U.S.
The Department of Defense has launched a new effort to educate the public and address what the Pentagon calls “the growing civilian-military divide.”
Chief Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White explains to WTOP National Security Correspondent J.J. Green the Pentagon’s plan to deal with the Taliban after three attacks already this year.
There are signs North Korea is backtracking on its efforts to mend fences with the South. WTOP National Security Correspondent J.J. Green spoke about it with the ex-director of the National Counter Proliferation Center.
Despite a recent attack from Kurdish forces in Syria, Turkey must remain focused on beating ISIS, said a Pentagon spokeswoman.
While the technology that has eased communication has its upsides, it also has a seedy, dark side that is complicating efforts to fight human trafficking, according to the FBI.
Even though ISIS is on the run, the Pentagon says it continues to work “by, with and through” its partners in Syria for complete victory. Pentagon spokesman Eric Pahon explains to WTOP National Security Correspondent J.J. Green what that means.
The TSA issued an emergency amendment Monday requiring several Middle East-based air carriers to provide more detailed information about cargo aboard their planes.
The government shutdown won’t halt military operations all over the world, but it will have far-reaching impact on the military in other ways. Chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana White explains.