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Did Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton create ISIS? Peter Bergen By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst Updated 3:30 PM ET, Mon January 4, 2016 Trump: 'Hillary Clinton created ISIS with Obama' Trump: ‘Hillary Clinton created ISIS with Obama’ 01:40 Story highlights Peter Bergen: There’s little factual support for Donald Trump’s claim that the President […]

Congress all tough talk and no action on ISIS By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst   Updated 2:58 PM ET, Mon December 7, 2015 Story highlights Peter Bergen: President’s serious speech on ISIS met with bloviation from GOP Congress These lawmakers have yet to authorize fight against ISIS, Bergen says He says GOP Congress […]

Monday, Dec 14, 2015 Is Donald Trump a fascist? CNN.com

Is Donald Trump a fascist? Story highlights Peter Bergen: Trump meets several criteria in historian’s checklist of what defines a fascist Exception is that Trump doesn’t want to foment violence against enemies, Bergen says Trump a proto-fascist who echoes wave of extremist movements in Europe, he says Peter Bergen is CNN’s national security analyst, a […]

What explains the biggest U.S. terror attack since 9/11? By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst   Updated 12:00 PM ET, Sat December 5, 2015 Story highlights Peter Bergen: A married couple, committed to radical ideology, did not arouse suspicion as they planned deadly attack They fit a profile of ISIS sympathizers in U.S. who […]

Saturday, Nov 28, 2015 Why terrorists target hotels, CNN.com

Why terrorists target hotels By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst   Updated 1928 GMT (0328 HKT) November 20, 2015 Story highlights Bergen: There’s a long track record of terrorists striking at hotels with American brand names or that cater to Western visitors Bergen: Safety measures are needed to prevent the kind of attacks we […]

Syrian refugees are not a threat to U.S. By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst   Updated 9:29 AM ET, Sat November 21, 2015 Story highlights Peter Bergen: The process of entering the U.S. as a refugee is so laborious that terrorists would likely choose other routes He says visa waiver program needs some rethinking […]

Paris explosives are a key clue to plot By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst Updated 12:21 PM ET, Tue November 17, 2015 Story highlights Peter Bergen: Terrorists used an unstable compound made from household ingredients He says authorities in the United States and other Western countries need to be on the lookout for bulk purchases […]

Bergen: ‘End of the beginning’ of ISIS? Story highlights Peter Bergen: Jihadi John may have been killed in drone strike. That and Kurds seizure of Sinjar would be two tactical victories against ISIS He says gains, like slowing of ‘foreign fighter’ flow may mean ‘the end of the beginning,’ but it will be years to […]

How ISIS threatens the West By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst, Courtney Schuster and David Sterman     Story highlights Peter Bergen: Data give clues about estimated 4,500 Westerners who have joined ISIS, other militant groups in Syria They are usually young, including teens, often with familial ties to other jihadists, Bergen says A […]

Airport security lapse: Can it happen in the U.S.? By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst   Story highlights Metrojet disaster has put new focus on airport security around the world Peter Bergen: Airports are vulnerable to militants who can get access through their jobs Peter Bergen is CNN’s national security analyst, a vice president at New […]