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Whether its terrorists, anarchists, cyber criminals or nation states, America has a target on its back. WTOP National Security Correspondent J.J. Green investigates the threats facing the U.S., the people behind them, the agencies fighting them and their impact on Americans.

Latest Episodes

Target USA -- Episode 206: The downing of Ukrainian Airlines flight 752

This episode deals with one overarching question: Was the crew of UIA 752 -- which likely was asleep during Iran's bombing campaign of U.S. forces in Iraq -- know it was too dangerous to fly the morning they took off from Tehran? Information we’ve obtained and experts we spoke to suggest they may have never known.

21 MIN1 d ago
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Target USA -- Episode 206: The downing of Ukrainian Airlines flight 752

Target USA -- Episode 205: The US vs. Iran

During a week of high drama between the U.S. and Iran, a top Iranian general was assassinated by the U.S. Americans on military bases in Iraq had to run for cover from Iranian launched ballistic missiles, and the leaders of both nations have warned that more attacks could be coming. But what kind of attacks could Iran be planning? Alireza Jafarzadeh, deputy director of the Washington office of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, and Adam Meyers of Crowdstrike break down the threat for us.

36 MIN1 w ago
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Target USA -- Episode 205: The US vs. Iran

Target USA -- Episode 204 | SPECIAL REPORT | US airstrike kills Soleimani

In a stunning and devastating airstrike, on January 2nd, the US military killed General Qasem Soleimani, leader of Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corp and Quds Force. This special report lays out what we've learned about it and what's next.

-1 s2 w ago
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Target USA -- Episode 204 | SPECIAL REPORT | US airstrike kills Soleimani

Target USA -- Episode 203: The Best of 2019

As we start 2020, we take a look back at one of best episodes of 2019 -Episode 190. It's part three of a four part series called "The Fog of Espionage". More in-depth coverage of espionage is coming in 2020. This episode provides the backstory.

-1 s2 w ago
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Target USA -- Episode 203: The Best of 2019

Target USA -- Episode 202: Radek Sikorski on the US and EU

On this edition of Target USA Radek Sikorski, Chair of the Delegation for relations with the United States in the European Parliament discusses the opportunities and challenges that lay ahead -including China.

-1 s3 w ago
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Target USA -- Episode 202: Radek Sikorski on the US and EU

Target USA -- Episode 201: National security implications of impeachment

For the fourth time in U.S. history, a sitting president has gone through the impeachment process. What are the national security implications of impeachment? Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson joins us to lay them out.

27 MIN2019 DEC 19
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Target USA -- Episode 201: National security implications of impeachment

Target USA -- Episode 200: NATO has a problem

The shocking public displays of animosity and aggression among NATO allies at the London Summit in November suggests NATO really is falling apart -- just as Russia had hoped. On this episode of Target USA, Jonathan Vseviov, Estonia’s ambassador to the U.S., tells us that public appearances say a lot about the state of affairs inside NATO, but they don’t tell the whole story.

34 MIN2019 DEC 12
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Target USA -- Episode 200: NATO has a problem

Target USA -- Episode 199: Countries are scared to reveal cyber attacks

Few if any leaders of nation-states will publicly acknowledge they've been hacked, and what's worse, they won't share intelligence, even with their allies. In this episode Col. Jaak Terian, director of the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Centre of Excellence, explains why. Also Col. Andrew Hall, director of the Army's Cyber Institute, talks about how the U.S. Army is preparing for the future fight against cyber threats.

31 MIN2019 DEC 5
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Target USA -- Episode 199: Countries are scared to reveal cyber attacks

Target USA -- Episode 198: African Lion 2020

Earlier this year we traveled to Morocco to observe Exercise African Lion. It is an annually scheduled, multinational military exercise, with the U.S. and Morocco playing the leading roles. It's designed to improve interoperability, mutual understanding and prepare for the possibility that the two countries and other allies would need to collaborate in a real-time military operation. In this episode, we explore plans for African Lion 2020, with Maj. Gen. Roger Cloutier, Commanding General of U.S. Army Africa

23 MIN2019 NOV 28
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Target USA -- Episode 198: African Lion 2020

Target USA -- Episode 197: The dangerous business of investigating Russia

Have you ever heard of the Dossier Center or Bellingcat? They're two of the preeminent online investigative journalism groups in the world. Quite often Russian corruption is their target. On this edition of Target USA, we'll take a look at exactly what they do, what the risks are, and how they're trying to get at their targets -- which often include close friends of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

47 MIN2019 NOV 21
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Target USA -- Episode 197: The dangerous business of investigating Russia

Latest Episodes

Target USA -- Episode 206: The downing of Ukrainian Airlines flight 752

This episode deals with one overarching question: Was the crew of UIA 752 -- which likely was asleep during Iran's bombing campaign of U.S. forces in Iraq -- know it was too dangerous to fly the morning they took off from Tehran? Information we’ve obtained and experts we spoke to suggest they may have never known.

21 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Target USA -- Episode 206: The downing of Ukrainian Airlines flight 752

Target USA -- Episode 205: The US vs. Iran

During a week of high drama between the U.S. and Iran, a top Iranian general was assassinated by the U.S. Americans on military bases in Iraq had to run for cover from Iranian launched ballistic missiles, and the leaders of both nations have warned that more attacks could be coming. But what kind of attacks could Iran be planning? Alireza Jafarzadeh, deputy director of the Washington office of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, and Adam Meyers of Crowdstrike break down the threat for us.

36 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Target USA -- Episode 205: The US vs. Iran

Target USA -- Episode 204 | SPECIAL REPORT | US airstrike kills Soleimani

In a stunning and devastating airstrike, on January 2nd, the US military killed General Qasem Soleimani, leader of Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corp and Quds Force. This special report lays out what we've learned about it and what's next.

-1 s2 w ago
Comments
Target USA -- Episode 204 | SPECIAL REPORT | US airstrike kills Soleimani

Target USA -- Episode 203: The Best of 2019

As we start 2020, we take a look back at one of best episodes of 2019 -Episode 190. It's part three of a four part series called "The Fog of Espionage". More in-depth coverage of espionage is coming in 2020. This episode provides the backstory.

-1 s2 w ago
Comments
Target USA -- Episode 203: The Best of 2019

Target USA -- Episode 202: Radek Sikorski on the US and EU

On this edition of Target USA Radek Sikorski, Chair of the Delegation for relations with the United States in the European Parliament discusses the opportunities and challenges that lay ahead -including China.

-1 s3 w ago
Comments
Target USA -- Episode 202: Radek Sikorski on the US and EU

Target USA -- Episode 201: National security implications of impeachment

For the fourth time in U.S. history, a sitting president has gone through the impeachment process. What are the national security implications of impeachment? Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson joins us to lay them out.

27 MIN2019 DEC 19
Comments
Target USA -- Episode 201: National security implications of impeachment

Target USA -- Episode 200: NATO has a problem

The shocking public displays of animosity and aggression among NATO allies at the London Summit in November suggests NATO really is falling apart -- just as Russia had hoped. On this episode of Target USA, Jonathan Vseviov, Estonia’s ambassador to the U.S., tells us that public appearances say a lot about the state of affairs inside NATO, but they don’t tell the whole story.

34 MIN2019 DEC 12
Comments
Target USA -- Episode 200: NATO has a problem

Target USA -- Episode 199: Countries are scared to reveal cyber attacks

Few if any leaders of nation-states will publicly acknowledge they've been hacked, and what's worse, they won't share intelligence, even with their allies. In this episode Col. Jaak Terian, director of the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Centre of Excellence, explains why. Also Col. Andrew Hall, director of the Army's Cyber Institute, talks about how the U.S. Army is preparing for the future fight against cyber threats.

31 MIN2019 DEC 5
Comments
Target USA -- Episode 199: Countries are scared to reveal cyber attacks

Target USA -- Episode 198: African Lion 2020

Earlier this year we traveled to Morocco to observe Exercise African Lion. It is an annually scheduled, multinational military exercise, with the U.S. and Morocco playing the leading roles. It's designed to improve interoperability, mutual understanding and prepare for the possibility that the two countries and other allies would need to collaborate in a real-time military operation. In this episode, we explore plans for African Lion 2020, with Maj. Gen. Roger Cloutier, Commanding General of U.S. Army Africa

23 MIN2019 NOV 28
Comments
Target USA -- Episode 198: African Lion 2020

Target USA -- Episode 197: The dangerous business of investigating Russia

Have you ever heard of the Dossier Center or Bellingcat? They're two of the preeminent online investigative journalism groups in the world. Quite often Russian corruption is their target. On this edition of Target USA, we'll take a look at exactly what they do, what the risks are, and how they're trying to get at their targets -- which often include close friends of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

47 MIN2019 NOV 21
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Target USA -- Episode 197: The dangerous business of investigating Russia
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