Officials: Syria strikes targeted al-Qaida operatives plotting western attack

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.

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Finding Syrians to fight ISIL poses challenge for U.S.

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.

Monday - 09/15/2014, 12:20pm EDT
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Treasury Dept. targeting ISIL funding

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.

Monday - 09/15/2014, 02:44am EDT

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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

NATO to deploy Rapid Response Team in Eastern Europe

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.

Monday - 09/08/2014, 03:22am EDT

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Mosul dam and surrounding region still at risk despite Kurds' success

Karwan Zebari, director of the Kurdistan Regional Government office in Washington, speaks with JJ Green, WTOP national security correspondent

Wednesday - 08/20/2014, 11:30am EDT

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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

The Hunt: Kurds seek U.S. help in fight against ISIL

Karwan Zebari, director of the Kurdistan regional government office in D.C., speaks with WTOP's National Security Correspondent JJ Green

Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 12:10pm EDT

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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

'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

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
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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
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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
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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

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
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The Hunt: How does Iraq, the U.S. respond to ISIS 'caliphate'

Terrorism expert Robin Simcox joins JJ Green, WTOP national security correspondent

Wednesday - 07/02/2014, 05:21pm EDT

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Modern Chile and how it perceives the U.S.

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.

Monday - 06/23/2014, 11:34am EDT

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How the U.S. is viewed 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.

Monday - 06/23/2014, 11:27am EDT

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Former CIA official talks about the operation to nab Ahmed Katallah.

J.J. Green, WTOP National Security correspondent

Tuesday - 06/17/2014, 05:59pm EDT

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U.S. intelligence denies Iraq intelligence lapse

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.

Tuesday - 06/17/2014, 06:10am EDT
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