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Did Robert O’Neill really kill bin Laden? By Peter Bergen updated 6:24 PM EST, Tue November 4, 2014 Watch this video Navy SEAL says he’s bin Laden’s shooter STORY HIGHLIGHTS Three years after Osama bin Laden’s death, Robert O’Neill says he was the one who killed him Peter Bergen says the killing was a team […]

First line of defense against terrorism: Mom and Dad By Peter Bergen and David Sterman updated 5:03 PM EDT, Wed October 29, 2014 A Syrian refugee wraps herself in a blanket as she stands near tents in the Suruc district near Sanliurfa, Turkey, on Thursday, October 2. As many as 200,000 people have left the area surrounding the […]

What we learn from ISIS’ online magazine By Peter Bergen and Emily Schneider updated 8:28 AM EDT, Mon October 20, 2014 An explosion rocks Kobani, Syria, during a reported car-bomb attack by ISIS militants on Monday, October 20. Civil war has destabilized Syria and created an opening for the militant group, which is also advancing […]

What lures Americans to Syria fight By Peter Bergen and David Sterman updated 7:25 AM EDT, Tue October 14, 2014 A Syrian refugee wraps herself in a blanket as she stands near tents in the Suruc district near Sanliurfa, Turkey, on Thursday, October 2. As many as 200,000 people have left the area surrounding the Syrian city of […]

Friday, Oct 03, 2014 An Afghan miracle, CNN.com

An Afghan miracle By Peter Bergen updated 2:12 PM EDT, Thu October 2, 2014 People inspect the site of a double car bombing in Baghdad on Wednesday, October 1. The United Nations said Wednesday that at least 1,119 Iraqis were killed in September in acts of terrorism and violence. STORY HIGHLIGHTS Amid all the bad […]

Jihadist threat not as big as you think By Peter Bergen and Emily Schneider updated 12:31 PM EDT, Fri September 26, 2014 In this photo released by the U.S. Air Force, fighter jets fly over northern Iraq as part of coalition airstrikes in Syria on Tuesday, September 23. The United States and several Arab nations have started […]

America’s wartime president By Peter Bergen September 23, 2014 — Updated 2255 GMT (0655 HKT) STORY HIGHLIGHTS Peter Bergen: President Obama has authorized wars in seven Muslim countries Although he opposed Iraq war, Obama hasn’t been at all shy about using force, Bergen says Obama’s outreach to Muslim world, Nobel Prize may have given wrong […]

Hezbollah armed drone? Militants’ new weapon By Peter Bergen and Emily Schneider September 22, 2014 — Updated 1958 GMT (0358 HKT) << STORY HIGHLIGHTS Iranian news agency reports Hezbollah used an armed drone Bergen: If confirmed, it represents a milestone that raises serious concerns Militant groups are gaining access to tools that once were only […]

The British connection to ISIS beheadings By Peter Bergen updated 2:17 PM EDT, Sun September 14, 2014 Source: CNN STORY HIGHLIGHTS ISIS executioner, tall man with London accent, has beheaded a third man, a UK aid worker Peter Bergen says British officials believe they know the identity of the killer A UK estimate puts the number of […]

ISIS threat to U.S. mostly hype By Peter Bergen and David Sterman updated 11:02 AM EDT, Fri September 5, 2014 Watch this video STORY HIGHLIGHTS Two-thirds of Americans say ISIS “major threat” to U.S. U.S. officials have inflated numbers of Americans fighting for ISIS, says Peter Bergen Claims that over 100 U.S. citizens fighting with […]

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