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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 211: Nukes, malware and bots: US intelligence races to stay ahead of adversaries

Imminent nation-state threats to U.S. national security, pernicious cyberattacks and looming global health crises, like the 2019 novel coronavirus, are but a small fraction of the burgeoning front-line intelligence challenges facing the nation. On this episode, Deirdre Walsh, Chief Operating Officer in the Office of the Director National, identifies the threats and details the plan for dealing with them.

33 MIN5 d ago
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Target USA -- Episode 211: Nukes, malware and bots: US intelligence races to stay ahead of adversaries

Target USA -- Episode 210: The importance of Croatia to US national security

Croatia recently took over the presidency of the European Union. Croatia has its work cut out for it because the EU is facing a lot of challenges, not the least of which is the uncertainty looming because of the now-complete Brexit. Also there’s the big question of what Russia is doing in the region, something the U.S. constantly frets about. Pjer Simunovic, Croatia's ambassador to the U.S., joins Target USA to discuss the challenges that lie ahead.

40 MIN1 w ago
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Target USA -- Episode 210: The importance of Croatia to US national security

Target USA -- Episode 209: The Davos Plot

You might remember hearing in recent weeks about Russian intelligence agents allegedly plotting to bug the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. There also may have been an assassination plot involved. Bill Browder, a British businessman, author and the self-described public enemy No. 1 for Russian President Vladimir Putin, was the alleged target. He joins us on this episode of Target USA to tell us exactly what happened.

29 MIN2 w ago
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Target USA -- Episode 209: The Davos Plot

Target USA -- Episode 208: Election Security

We know that Russia, China, Iran, non-nation state hacktivists and even domestic activists are actively attempting to interfere in the U.S. 2020 Presidential election. But what's not well known is that altering the election results may not be their ultimate goal. Shelby Pierson, the election threats executive from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, joins us to talk about the threats and what her team is doing to stop them.

35 MIN3 w ago
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Target USA -- Episode 208: Election Security

Target USA -- Episode 207: Cyber Trouble in 2020

The U.S. government is worried that China’s intelligence services may get into the 5G networks of its global partners and harm U.S. national security interests. On this episode, we learn they are already in many networks including our own personal ones. Command Sergeant Major William Rinehart talks about the steps the U.S. military is taking to protect the nation from these threats.

20 MINJAN 23
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Target USA -- Episode 207: Cyber Trouble in 2020

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 MINJAN 16
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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 MINJAN 9
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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 sJAN 3
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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 sJAN 2
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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 s2019 DEC 25
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Target USA -- Episode 202: Radek Sikorski on the US and EU

Latest Episodes

Target USA -- Episode 211: Nukes, malware and bots: US intelligence races to stay ahead of adversaries

Imminent nation-state threats to U.S. national security, pernicious cyberattacks and looming global health crises, like the 2019 novel coronavirus, are but a small fraction of the burgeoning front-line intelligence challenges facing the nation. On this episode, Deirdre Walsh, Chief Operating Officer in the Office of the Director National, identifies the threats and details the plan for dealing with them.

33 MIN5 d ago
Comments
Target USA -- Episode 211: Nukes, malware and bots: US intelligence races to stay ahead of adversaries

Target USA -- Episode 210: The importance of Croatia to US national security

Croatia recently took over the presidency of the European Union. Croatia has its work cut out for it because the EU is facing a lot of challenges, not the least of which is the uncertainty looming because of the now-complete Brexit. Also there’s the big question of what Russia is doing in the region, something the U.S. constantly frets about. Pjer Simunovic, Croatia's ambassador to the U.S., joins Target USA to discuss the challenges that lie ahead.

40 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Target USA -- Episode 210: The importance of Croatia to US national security

Target USA -- Episode 209: The Davos Plot

You might remember hearing in recent weeks about Russian intelligence agents allegedly plotting to bug the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. There also may have been an assassination plot involved. Bill Browder, a British businessman, author and the self-described public enemy No. 1 for Russian President Vladimir Putin, was the alleged target. He joins us on this episode of Target USA to tell us exactly what happened.

29 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Target USA -- Episode 209: The Davos Plot

Target USA -- Episode 208: Election Security

We know that Russia, China, Iran, non-nation state hacktivists and even domestic activists are actively attempting to interfere in the U.S. 2020 Presidential election. But what's not well known is that altering the election results may not be their ultimate goal. Shelby Pierson, the election threats executive from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, joins us to talk about the threats and what her team is doing to stop them.

35 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Target USA -- Episode 208: Election Security

Target USA -- Episode 207: Cyber Trouble in 2020

The U.S. government is worried that China’s intelligence services may get into the 5G networks of its global partners and harm U.S. national security interests. On this episode, we learn they are already in many networks including our own personal ones. Command Sergeant Major William Rinehart talks about the steps the U.S. military is taking to protect the nation from these threats.

20 MINJAN 23
Comments
Target USA -- Episode 207: Cyber Trouble in 2020

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 MINJAN 16
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 MINJAN 9
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 sJAN 3
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 sJAN 2
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 s2019 DEC 25
Comments
Target USA -- Episode 202: Radek Sikorski on the US and EU
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