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ISIL establishes billion-dollar enterprise

Until this week, Kurdish forces were outgunned by the Islamic State fighters, variously referred to as ISIS and ISIL, they're battling near Erbil.

Thursday - 08/14/2014, 11:26am EDT

Tags: ISIL, ISIS, Iraq

Western countries struggling to keep tabs on terrorists

Every day, terrorists trained in Syria and Iraq travel freely back to their homes in Europe and the U.S., and counterterrorism officials can't keep up with all of them.

Tuesday - 08/12/2014, 04:44am EDT

Tags: ISIL, Iraq, terrorism,

Putin warned about playing with fire

The downing of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 by the pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine has sparked concern that a long-standing partnership may soon escape Putin's control.

Tuesday - 07/29/2014, 10:27am EDT

Tags: national security

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Commission releases updated list of post 9/11 concerns

Ten years ago Tuesday, the members of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States issued the 9/11 Commission Report, the official account of the horrific attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

Tuesday - 07/22/2014, 01:01pm EDT

Tags: 9/11 commission, 9/11, terrorism, DHS

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Safety of civil aviation threatened in conflict zones

The increase in the number of conflict zones across the world and the amount of weaponry in the hands of militants will continue to threaten aviation safety.

Monday - 07/21/2014, 05:02am EDT

Tags: Malaysian Airlines, Ukraine,

Five years in hell: The story of Prisoner No. 16

For five years Mohammed Cherif was imprisoned in an underground, 6-foot-by-4 1/2-foot earthen prison cell.

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 11:25am EDT

Tags: Western Sahara, Mohammed Cherif, Polisario Front

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Five years in hell: Behind the interview

In late January, after a marathon of meetings and hopscotching between various parts of Morocco, WTOP's National Security Correspondent J.J. Green flew down to Dakhla, Western Sahara.

Monday - 07/14/2014, 10:43am EDT

Tags: Mohammed Cherif, Polisario Front

Exclusive: NCIX says Chinese hackers 'getting faster and smarter'

The new National Counterintelligence Executive says the risk of hacking gets stronger every day.

Friday - 07/11/2014, 03:48am EDT

Tags: nsa, national security, cyber security,

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Former official: Al-Qaida eclipsed as world's most dangerous terror group

ISIL is the direct descendant of al-Qaida in Iraq, a brutal terror group known for beheadings and killing women and children in the 2000s. It was so ruthless that al-Qaida repudiated the group.

Wednesday - 06/11/2014, 02:49pm EDT

Tags: al-Qaida,

'Friendly fire' incident in Afghanistan preceded by Taliban attack

Five American troops were killed Monday during what the Pentagon is calling "a security operation in southern Afghanistan."

Tuesday - 06/10/2014, 02:01pm EDT

Tags: Afghanistan

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