Target USA Podcast by WTOP

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.


Target USA Podcast by WTOP

Target USA -- Episode 166: The Sri Lanka Easter Sunday massacre

More than 350 died and more than 500 were wounded after a series of coordinated blasts rocked the island-nation of Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler Sr., the director of the Counter Extremism Project, says this shocking attack was the Islamic State group's way of announcing that its new reign of terror is underway.
00:00:00 4/24/2019

Past Episodes

As we learn more from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on "The investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election," it's clear the Russian government and its key intelligence agencies ran a long-term, sophisticated interference operation that we're just beginning to understand. Target USA host JJ Green details some of the early takeaways from the report.
00:02:30 4/18/2019
A Maryland man plotted to run over people using a stolen U-Haul. FBI Acting Special Agent in Charge Jennifer Moore, Prince George's County Police Chief Hank Stawinski and WTOP Reporter Megan Cloherty join us to explain what happened and what's next in the war against terrorism.
00:00:00 4/17/2019
Target USA host JJ Green discussed the arrested of Julian Assange and explains what led up to it.
00:00:00 4/10/2019
Maj. Gen. Roger Cloutier, commanding general of U.S. Army Africa, breaks down Exercise African Lion 2019, which took place in Morocco. He discusses what happened, why it was important and what it means for the future of the U.S. military, and its military partners in Africa and beyond.
00:00:00 4/10/2019
Terrorism experts Tricia Bacon, Douglas Wise and Bruce Alexander join us to lay out their views on terror groups, tactics and the future of terrorism.
00:19:40 4/3/2019
Philip Mudd was the deputy director of the FBI's National Security Division. He was appointed to that position by Robert Mueller. In this episode, he talks about Mueller's report and how to deal with Moscow in the future.
00:26:20 3/27/2019
It's been five years since Russian annexed Ukrainian territory. Now Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze tells Target USA they're about to do it again.
00:43:11 3/20/2019
Maria Butina, a young Russian woman, pleaded guilty to charges that she was working as an illegal agent of the Russian Federation in the U.S. Her lawyer Robert Driscoll joins Target USA to talk about why she did that and the possibility that she'll be sent back to Russia as early as mid-April.
00:34:47 3/13/2019
In a world that seems to be careening out of control, what keeps the intelligence official whose job it is to provide the U.S. government with "decision advantage" up at night? You might be surprised by his answer.
00:38:37 3/6/2019

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