Trump’s travel ban wouldn’t have stopped these deadly terrorists Peter Bergen By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst, and David Sterman Updated 1:47 PM ET, Mon January 30, 2017 None of those who have conducted lethal jihadist terror attacks in the US since 9/11 emigrated from a country that is under the Trump travel ban, […]

Peter Bergen By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst Updated 2:38 PM ET, Thu January 19, 2017 Peter Bergen writes that newly released documents seized in the raid that killed bin Laden paint a vivid portrait of his concerns as he hid out in a compound in Pakistan Trump administration will have to decide whether […]

Will President Trump restart the drone war in Pakistan? By Peter Bergen and David Sterman Updated 4:28 PM ET, Sat January 21, 2017 Story highlights Peter Bergen and David Sterman: U.S. drone attacks in Pakistan were halted for last eight months of the Obama administration President Trump has to decide whether to restart them Peter […]

American hostages more likely to die than others from the West Peter Bergen By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst and Christopher Mellon Updated 8:34 PM ET, Sun January 8, 2017 A New America report indicates US hostages fare far worse than other Western hostages Peter Bergen and Christopher Mellon: This is in part because […]

Afghan Taliban video purportedly shows American, Australian hostages By Barbara Starr, Peter Bergen and Steve Almasy, CNN Updated 2:02 PM ET, Thu January 12, 2017 Story highlights The two teachers were abducted in Afghanistan The men in the video ask President-elect Donald Trump to negotiate their release (CNN)The Afghan Taliban released a new video Wednesday […]

Election ResultsNationWorldOur Team Family reveals American vanished in Afghanistan two years ago Peter Bergen By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst Updated 2:53 PM ET, Thu January 5, 2017 (CNN) Some time in May 2014, Paul Overby, an American writer in his 70’s, disappeared as he was traveling between Khost in Afghanistan and North Waziristan […]

No, President-elect Trump: Russian hacking is not like the CIA’s WMD fiasco Peter Bergen By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst Updated 9:00 AM ET, Wed January 4, 2017 Trump mocks intel agencies on Russian hack U.S. P Story highlights Iraq WMD misjudgment was huge scandal for CIA; has completely changed how agency forms its […]

Trucks as killing machines: A frightening form of low-tech terror Peter Bergen By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst Updated 9:09 AM ET, Tue December 20, 2016 Peter Bergen: Both ISIS and al Qaeda have urged that vehicles be used as weapons Bergen: Such attacks are difficult to guard against, can cause great casualties Peter […]

How Trump can respond to US hostage appeal Peter Bergen By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst Updated 11:58 AM ET, Wed December 21, 2016 Couple abducted, kids born in captivity Story highlights Peter Bergen: Video appeal to President-elect by kidnapped American is unprecedented It’s long past time for hostages of Haqqani Network to be […]

December 2, 2016 Friday 4:11 PM EST Inside the mind of ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis BYLINE: By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst SECTION: OPINIONS LENGTH: 1709 words In picking General Jim Mattis, President-elect Donald Trump said Thursday night that he has found his “General George Patton.” Yet that label may not really capture what makes […]


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