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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 […]

Saturday, Nov 07, 2015 What empowers ISIS, CNN.com

What empowers ISIS Story highlights Peter Bergen: ISIS leaps from obscurity to lead global jihadist movement in 18 months He says ISIS preys on the weaknesses of regimes in Iraq, Syria, Egypt and Libya Bergen: Supporters will see group moving closer to its goals if indeed an ISIS bomb blew up Russian plane in Sinai […]

Wednesday, Nov 04, 2015 How to defeat ISIS: 10 ideas, CNN.com

How to defeat ISIS: 10 ideas By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst   Updated 12:14 PM ET, Mon September 28, 2015 Story highlights Peter Bergen says there are many ways to make progress in the fight against ISIS and a number of those aren’t military in nature The anti-ISIS effort seems to be at […]

Wednesday, Nov 04, 2015 Obama vs. ISIS = stalemate? CNN.com

Obama vs. ISIS = stalemate? By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst   Updated 8:15 AM ET, Mon September 28, 2015 Story highlights President Barack Obama will meet with key leader of nations involved in effort against ISIS Top administration officials paint a mixed picture of how the fight against ISIS has gone so far […]

 The New York Times triples down on bizarre bin Laden story By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst   Updated 3:15 PM ET, Sat October 24, 2015 Fact checking Joe Biden’s new retelling of the Osama Bin Laden raid 02:21 Story highlights Bergen: The Times tries to defend piece offering an unsupported account of Osama […]

The Republicans’ Muslim ‘problem’ By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst   Updated 2:25 PM ET, Mon September 21, 2015 | Video Source: CNN Story highlights Despite America’s long history of religious tolerance, two of leading GOP candidates stigmatize Muslims Bergen: Candidates are appealing to a minority who believe in conspiracy theories Peter Bergen is […]

Sanity prevails on U.S. troops in Afghanistan By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst   Updated 12:36 PM ET, Thu October 15, 2015 Obama: U.S. to delay troop withdrawal from Afghanistan 03:24 Story highlights Peter Bergen: There are 8 good reasons for U.S. to maintain limited troop presence for the long term in Afghanistan. Peter […]

The New York Times’ bizarre story on Osama bin Laden’s death By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst   Updated 9:14 AM ET, Mon October 19, 2015 Story highlights Peter Bergen: Times magazine cover story says incorrectly that we don’t know truth about the bin Laden killing Participants in raid and U.S. officials would have […]

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015 Is Trump right about 9/11? CNN.com

Is Trump right about 9/11? By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst   Updated 7:55 PM ET, Mon October 19, 2015 Story highlights Bergen says Bush administration did not keep U.S. safe before 9/11 He says Bush, aides paid little attention to the threat posed by bin Laden and al Qaeda Peter Bergen is CNN’s […]

Eulogy for Sarah Bergen, delivered by Peter Bergen on September 15, 2015 at Holy Trinity Church in Georgetown, Washington DC. Sarah Elizabeth Lampert Bergen was born in Minnesota on April 24, 1936. Sarah was also known as “Sally” and in France she was known as “Sallie.” She was also both Mum and Grandma. Today I […]

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