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Art imitates life in Affleck's new CIA thriller 'Argo'

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley says "Argo" makes it official: Ben Affleck can direct.

Friday - 10/12/2012, 11:19am EDT

Tags: Fraley on Film, Argo, Ben Affleck, Jason Fraley


Ambassador: Iran planned to blow up Israeli Embassy

When Manssor Arbabsiar, a 56-year-old naturalized U.S. citizen, was arrested and charged with plotting to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the U.S. in Washington, another alleged high-profile component to the plot escaped the attention of many.

Wednesday - 08/15/2012, 09:23pm EDT

Tags: Manssor Arbabsiar, Michael Oren, Israel, nuclear, j.j. green, Fred Burton, Stratfor


Shadow war threatens London Olympics

Tens of thousands of security and military personnel are patrolling Olympic venues, but in the shadows, a large group of international security and intelligence foot soldiers are roaming the streets and back alleys with instructions -- to stop a terror strike before it starts.

Friday - 07/27/2012, 06:04am EDT

Tags: Olympics, Fred Burton, Stratfor, Hezbollah, Israel, j.j. green


Albright: Military force a question as Iran sanctions work

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright tells WTOP she isn't surprised the Iraq talks weren't wholly successful, and looks to upcoming negotiations in Moscow next month to keep the precarious situation from escalating.

Friday - 05/25/2012, 10:13am EDT

Tags: Madeleine Albright, David Albright, IAEA, nuclear, sanctions


Iranian 'Stuxnet' attack was inside job

In March 2010, Iran's Natanz uranium enrichment plant was infected by the "Stuxnet" virus. And it was no accident.

Tuesday - 04/17/2012, 06:47am EDT

Tags: Stuxnet virus, Israeli Institute, Seymour Hersh, Michael V. Hayden, j.j. green, Yael Shahar

Gas prices fall nationwide; no such luck in D.C.

Drivers -- in most parts of the country -- are seeing some relief at the pump as gas and crude oil prices drop. However, drivers in the Washington area aren't as fortunate.

Monday - 04/09/2012, 07:14pm EDT

Tags: Phil Flynn, gas prices, crude oil


Iranian spies infiltrate Washington

The alleged plot to kill the Saudi ambassador to the U.S. -- clumsy, but aggressive -- has exposed a trail of Iranian operations in Washington that were running seamlessly out of the public's view.

Monday - 03/26/2012, 11:23am EDT

Tags: Café Milano, Adel al-Jubeir, Mike Rogers, Ali Akbar Tabatabai, Dawud Salahuddin, Mitchell Silber, j.j. green


Peeing on the enemy

Dave Ross, commentator

Thursday - 01/12/2012, 02:22pm EST

Tags: Dave Ross, Marines


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