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For Trump’s generals, this is personal Peter Bergen By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst Updated 7:50 AM ET, Tue August 22, 2017 Peter Bergen says many of the President’s top advisers have served in Afghanistan or have personal ties to the war They know that an abrupt withdrawal would be a mistake and they […]

For Trump’s generals, this is personal Peter Bergen By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst Peter Bergen says many of the President’s top advisers have served in Afghanistan or have personal ties to the war They know that an abrupt withdrawal would be a mistake, Bergen says “Peter Bergen is CNN’s national security analyst, a […]

Vehicle attacks have taken a horrific toll since 2014 Peter Bergen By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst 0 Story highlights More than 120 people have been killed in vehicle ramming attacks in the West since 2014, including Thursday’s in Barcelona, writes Peter Bergen Terrorist groups have favored these low-tech attacks since they require no […]

Charlottesville killing was an act of domestic terrorism Peter Bergen By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst Updated 9:18 AM ET, Sun August 13, 2017 Story highlights Peter Bergen: Incident shows that political violence in the US takes many forms That includes right-wing terrorism — which should be condemned as such Peter Bergen is a […]

Today’s terrorism didn’t start with 9/11 — it started with the ’90s Peter Bergen By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst Updated 1:35 PM ET, Wed August 2, 2017 Bergen: Most Americans see the era of jihadist terrorism as beginning with 9/11 But many features of terrorism as we know it today actually have roots […]

The general now in command at the White House faces ultimate test Peter Bergen By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst Updated 11:09 AM ET, Sun July 30, 2017 Peter Bergen: White House chief of staff was a no-nonsense leader at Homeland Security Gen. John Kelly now faces the bigger challenge of taming White House […]

Is the fall of Mosul the fall of ISIS? Peter Bergen By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst Updated 12:33 PM ET, Tue July 11, 2017 Story highlights Peter Bergen: The conditions that gave rise to ISIS in the Mideast are still very much present They will produce other sources of terrorism, even if ISIS […]

Tuesday, Jul 04, 2017 Learning from history, CNN.com

Peter Bergen By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst Updated 8:08 PM ET, Mon July 3, 2017 Story highlights Peter Bergen: On July 4, it’s worth reflecting on the importance of studying our history History allows us to understand our own fallibility, and if we heed its lessons, prevents us from repeating the same mistakes […]

Terrorism in the age of polarization Peter Bergen By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst Updated 11:46 AM ET, Mon June 19, 2017 Story highlights Bergen: Recent attacks demonstrate that our westernized perception of terrorism is far too narrow in scope We must recognize that terrorism comes in many shapes and forms, he says Peter […]

Peter Bergen says the Trump administration’s approach will stress an open-ended, long-term commitment of troops This already is America’s longest war “Peter Bergen is CNN’s national security analyst, a vice president at New America and a professor of practice at Arizona State University. He is the author of “United States of Jihad: Investigating America’s Homegrown […]

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