Reporting & Analysis
JJ Green is WTOP's National Security Correspondent, covering global intelligence, national security and terrorism developments. He's interviewed the leadership of the CIA, DIA, DHS, and the U.S. military Joint Chiefs of Staff about issues critical to international security. He provides daily analysis and guidance on global security.
JJ Green, WTOP national security correspondent
There is growing concern that the al Qaida-linked Khorasan group is continuing to plot against the U.S. in the ungoverned spaces of war-torn Syria.
ISIL, worth close to $1 billion, spends a lot of money to carry out functions it deems necessary for the operation and protection of the "Islamic State."
Sailors from the USS Ross on shore leave in Istanbul were roughed up, taunted and chased back to their ship in an incident that led to the cancellation of leave for all U.S. forces.
The 10th of November is the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Markus Knauf was 15 years old at the time. He's now a spokesman at the German Embassy in Washington and spoke with WTOP's National Security Correspondent J.J. Green.
Orderly bedlam ensued the night of Nov. 9, 1989, as West Germans chipped away at the wall. Later came the euphoria. (Audio)
In late September, while in Canada to visit his counterpart and other cabinet officials, a month before a tragic and shocking shooting in Ottawa, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said, "I walked within 20 feet of the War Memorial where the member of the military was shot."
J.J. Green, WTOP national security correspondent
On Monday, the agency will celebrate the 55th anniversary of then-President Eisenhower's cornerstone laying of the main building.
The FBI is using some of the Islamic State fighters own propaganda to try to track down its American members. And it wants your help.
The U.S. took strikes Monday night against al-Qaida operatives in Syria, known as the Khorasan Group to disrupt a plot against the United States or Europe.
President Barack Obama's plan to destroy ISIL in Syria has begun with the identification of targets inside Syria, according to administration officials. Airstrikes are expected to follow. But the foundation of the strategy -- arming and training Syrians to fight the ground war -- may be more difficult than it seems.
The U.S. Department of Treasury has long been targeting the funding networks for ISIL and its predecessor organization. WTOP national security correspondent J.J. Green reports.
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.
A new NATO Rapid Response Force will deploy in the Eastern Europe soon to ease growing anxiety in countries bordering Russia --and there's good reason for that, according to JJ Green, WTOP national security correspondent.
Karwan Zebari, director of the Kurdistan Regional Government office in Washington, speaks with JJ Green, WTOP national security correspondent
Until this week, Kurdish forces were outgunned by the Islamic State fighters, variously referred to as ISIS and ISIL, they're battling near Erbil.
Karwan Zebari, director of the Kurdistan regional government office in D.C., speaks with WTOP's National Security Correspondent JJ Green
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.
As the tragedy of 9/11 fades, a report warns the U.S. to not get too comfortable.
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