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Man who ran CIA interrogation program rebuts report

The man who ran a CIA interrogation program at the heart of a scathing Senate Intelligence Committee report tells WTOP that the program generated valuable intelligence that led to the capture of key al-Qaida operatives.

Tuesday - 12/09/2014, 11:23pm EST

Tags: CIA, senate intelligence committtee, torture, Sept. 11 terror attacks,


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

Tags: terrorism, ISIL, ISIS, Matthew Olsen, Sept. 11

'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

Tags: national security, al-Qaida, Transportation Security Administration

CIA seeking diversity to contend with global challenges

To achieve its missing in a rapidly evolving world, the Central Intelligence Agency is moving to blend in.

Monday - 04/21/2014, 05:43am EDT

Tags: CIA


Finnish official treats Russian threat 'like dandruff'

Andrei Illarionov, a former top envoy to Russian President Vladimir Putin, created a whirlwind of anxiety in late March, when he told a Swedish newspaper that Putin's annexation efforts will not stop until Finland and the Baltic states were part of Russia.

Monday - 04/14/2014, 08:54am EDT

Tags: Andrei Illarionov, Vladimir Putin, Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

DNI Clapper: Ukraine intelligence 'not a failure by any stretch'

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper sits down for an exclusive interview with WTOP on the situation in Ukraine.

Monday - 03/10/2014, 07:32am EDT

Tags: national security, James Clapper, Ukraine, Crimea


National license plate database sparks privacy fears

The Department of Homeland Security is closer to developing a National License Plate Recognition Database, which is raising privacy concerns.

Monday - 02/17/2014, 12:19pm EST

Tags: DHS, ice, License plate readers, Neal Augenstein


Wife of longest-held U.S. hostage says Iran's president key to release

As of last week, former FBI agent Robert Levinson is now the longest-held American hostage in history. His family and the U.S. government hope that the new Iranian president could help secure Levinson's release.

Wednesday - 12/04/2013, 07:13am EST

Tags: Iran, Hassan Rouhani, Robert Levinson, FBI, hostage, longest held hostage

Inside the Looking Glass: A peek at the DIA's eye on the world

WTOP's J.J. Green recently was granted an exclusive look at the Defense Intelligence Agency's situation center. In this three-part series, he talks with DIA Director Michael T. Flynn about the agency's global monitoring capabilities, the threats facing the United States and the future of intelligence efforts.

Tuesday - 10/22/2013, 07:40am EDT

Tags: michael flynn, defense intelligence agency, dia, national security, inside the looking glass


Inside the Looking Glass: Watching the world with the Defense Intelligence Agency

WTOP's J.J. Green recently was granted an exclusive look at the Defense Intelligence Agency's situation center.

Monday - 10/21/2013, 09:19am EDT

Tags: defense intelligence agency, michael flynn

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