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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.
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.
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.
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.
For five years Mohammed Cherif was imprisoned in an underground, 6-foot-by-4 1/2-foot earthen prison cell.
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.
The new National Counterintelligence Executive says the risk of hacking gets stronger every day.
Terrorism expert Robin Simcox joins JJ Green, WTOP national security correspondent
Chile, once an international outsider because of the repressive Pinochet regime, has emerged as one of the most progressive countries in South America. WTOP National Security Correspondent JJ Green spoke with U.S. Ambassador Mike Hammer about modern Chile, its view of the U.S. and security of U.S. diplomats in Chile.
The U.S. Ambassador to Chile is Mike Hammer. He's only been on the job a few months. But it's been a difficult time for the U.S. here at home and abroad -- especially in view of the Edward Snowden revelations. Hammer spoke with WTOP National Security Correspondent JJ Green about how the U.S. is viewed in Chile.
J.J. Green, WTOP National Security correspondent
In one week, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, took over almost one-third of Iraq. The U.S. intelligence community has been blamed in press reports and in some political circles for not warning of it ahead of time.
It's moving day for former Office of the Director of National Intelligence spokesman Shawn Turner.
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