David Petraeus: ISIS is on its way to defeat but terrorism threat persists By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst Updated 8:44 PM ET, Wed June 22, 2016 Story highlights Gen. David Petraeus discusses the terrorist threats facing the world today. Petraeus also talks gun control, Afghanistan, Syria and other issues. (CNN)In a wide-ranging interview […]

In terror attacks, the Fumbling Bureau of Investigation? Peter Bergen By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst Updated 7:23 PM ET, Fri June 17, 2016 FBI: Shooter had been investigated FBI: Shooter had been investigated 02:42 Story highlights Peter Bergen: Critics say FBI dropped ball after investigating Orlando shooter Omar Mateen in 2013 and 2014 […]

Trump’s fatuous terrorism plan By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst Updated 6:34 PM ET, Tue June 14, 2016  Story highlights Peter Bergen: Trump’s recent speech was long on invective but short on policy specifics Trump’s claims are erroneous, and his plan to suspend immigration won’t work, Bergen says Peter Bergen is CNN’s national security […]

The Opinion Pages | Op-Ed Contributor Why Do Terrorists Commit Terrorism? By PETER BERGENJUNE 14, 2016 Photo Credit Getty Images WASHINGTON — AFTER a terrorist attack like the one in Florida on Sunday, one of the first questions people always ask is: Why? Why would someone take the lives of innocent civilians who are total […]

The real terror threat in America is homegrown By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst Updated 9:19 AM ET, Mon June 13, 2016 Orlando mass killing fits grim pattern of homegrown terrorism, writes Peter Bergen Since 9/11, every attack on U.S. soil was carried out by citizen or legal permanent resident, he writes Peter Bergen […]

 What kind of commander in chief would Hillary Clinton be?BYLINE: By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security AnalystSECTION: OPINIONSLENGTH: 2081 words In what may have been the most forceful speech of her career, Hillary Clinton said in San Diego on Thursday that electing Donald Trump as commander in chief would be “an historic mistake” because of […]

Big security decision facing the next president Peter Bergen By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst Updated 2:19 PM ET, Sun May 22, 2016   Peter Bergen: Obama’s Afghanistan policy has spread confusion and helped the Taliban Reported strike on Taliban leader is a sign peace talks are going nowhere, Bergen says “Peter Bergen is […]

Architect of bin Laden raid: The anxious moments By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst Updated 8:57 PM ET, Mon May 2, 2016 Story highlights Adm. William McRaven says as raid went overtime, he feared Pakistani forces might locate U.S. troops He describes how at first the U.S. used a surprising method to verify bin […]

Unprecedented access to the White House to relive the bin Laden raid By Adam Levine, CNN Updated 1:58 PM ET, Mon May 2, 2016 For the first time ever, the President sat down for an interview in the Situation Room As he strode to the Oval Office after bin Laden’s death, Obama heard crowds chanting […]

Will returning Syria fighters strike the United States? Peter Bergen By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst, and David Sterman   Only a few of the small number who left to fight in Syria returned to U.S., Peter Bergen and David Sterman say The more likely threat may be from ISIS-inspired fighters who haven’t gone […]


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"We Got Him": President Obama, Bin Laden, and the Future of the War on Terror, CNN