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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.

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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.

    Target USA –Ep. 218 | COVID-19 Playing Catch up

    Target USA –Ep. 218 | COVID-19 Playing Catch up

    The leaders of the White House Coronavirus Task Force say as many as 240 thousand or more people in the US could die from this outbreak. On this episode, we talk with Beth Cameron, PhD, VP of Global Biological Policy and Programs at the Nuclear Threat Initiative. She’s the former senior director for global health security and bio defense on the White House National Security Council staff. She discusses what the world needs to do get ahead of this coronavirus and what lessons have been learned.

    • 35 min
    Target USA --Ep. 217 | COVID-19 Pandemic

    Target USA --Ep. 217 | COVID-19 Pandemic

    As the corona virus, known as COVID-19 sweeps the world, Target USA speaks with Robin Simcox, from Britain, Lao Petrilli of Italy and Eeva Eek Pajuste of Estonia to hear how they are impacted, and what the U.S. should expect. We also spoke to cyber security experts Rachel Tobac of Social Proof Security and Adam Meyers of Crowdstrike about measures teleworkers can take to protect themselves and their homes.

    • 41 min
    Target USA --Ep. 216 | EXCLUSIVE: Estonia’s President Kersti Kaljulaid

    Target USA --Ep. 216 | EXCLUSIVE: Estonia’s President Kersti Kaljulaid

    In 2007 Estonia was on its knees, the victim of a vicious Russian cyber-attack. Since that time Estonia has risen to its feet, dusted itself off and, in 2020, is now teaching the world how to deal with Russian aggression. Target USA sat down with the President of Estonia, Kersti Kaljulaid to hear firsthand how they do it, about the Three Seas Initiative and much more.

    • 30 min
    Target USA --Ep. 215 | EXCLUSIVE: Family of American hostage Tomeu Vadell speaks out

    Target USA --Ep. 215 | EXCLUSIVE: Family of American hostage Tomeu Vadell speaks out

    Tomeu Vadell has been held in Venezuela -- along with four other Americans and one permanent U.S. resident -- by the government of Venezuela for 2 years and 112 days. In a sometimes emotional interview, Tomeu Vadell's wife Dennysse and his daughter Cristina opened up to Target USA about his detention, the harsh conditions and their pleas for help from the U.S. government.

    • 28 min
    Target USA -- Episode 214 | EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Deputy Secretary of Defense David Norquist

    Target USA -- Episode 214 | EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Deputy Secretary of Defense David Norquist

    From coronavirus to Russian aggression, the U.S. military is facing a lot of problems. The No. two official at the Pentagon sat down with Target USA to discuss the challenges and threat the military faces and the solutions.

    • 44 min
    Target USA – Episode 213 | SPECIAL REPORT | Turmoil in the U.S. Intelligence Community

    Target USA – Episode 213 | SPECIAL REPORT | Turmoil in the U.S. Intelligence Community

    Since the sudden resignation of Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire, on February 21, 2020, the U.S. Intelligence Community has struggled to figure out what's next. This short episode provides some background on what happened, how we got here and what's next. There will be more extensive coverage.

    • 11 min

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