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Pakistan sheltered Bin Laden? Prove it By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst updated 10:18 AM EDT, Fri March 21, 2014 Vice President Joe Biden, left, President Barack Obama, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, second from right, watch the mission to capture Osama bin Laden from the Situation Room in the White House on […]

Dianne Feinstein is no bomb thrower By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst updated 8:02 AM EDT, Wed March 12, 2014 Senate: CIA evidence suddenly disappeared STORY HIGHLIGHTS Sen. Feinstein accuses CIA of covertly removing documents from her staff’s computers Bergen: Feinstein longtime CIA supporter, so her statements aren’t easily dismissed Her staff’s report disputes […]

When passenger jets mysteriously disappear By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst updated 4:44 PM EDT, Tue March 11, 2014 Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crashed at San Francisco International Airport on July 6, 2013. The South Korean airline’s Boeing 777 fell short of its approach and crash-landed on the runway. Three people were killed and […]

Saturday, Mar 08, 2014 Cyberwar hits Ukraine, CNN.com

Cyberwar hits Ukraine By Peter Bergen and Tim Maurer updated 10:09 AM EST, Fri March 7, 2014 Is Iran behind new cyberwar threats? STORY HIGHLIGHTS Ukrainian officials say phone services of members of parliament were targeted Authors: Cyberattack was also reported before Russian invasion of Georgia in 2008 They say attacks are easier than conventional warfare but can […]

Forecasts of terrorist apocalypse? Never mind By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst updated 12:15 PM EST, Wed February 26, 2014 >> STORY HIGHLIGHTS Before Sochi Olympics, predictions of terrorist action were rampant Peter Bergen says the Games were unaffected and predictions turned out to be wrong He says such forecasts fit into a long […]

Will the U.S. negotiate with terrorists? By Peter Bergen and Bailey Cahall updated 2:19 PM EST, Wed February 19, 2014 This undated image provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who has been held by insurgents in Pakistan since 2009. Extremely sensitive discussions are under way with intermediaries overseas to see if there is any ability to […]

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 Target an American with drones? CNN.com

Target an American with drones? By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst updated 5:35 PM EST, Tue February 11, 2014 U.S. may kill American terror suspect STORY HIGHLIGHTS Peter Bergen: U.S. officials reported to be considering targeting an American citizen He says Obama authorized killing of Anwar al-Awlaki by U.S. drone in Yemen Attorney general […]

A terror group too brutal for al Qaeda? By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst updated 7:51 AM EST, Wed February 5, 2014 Medical personnel look for survivors after a reported airstrike in Aleppo, Syria, on Saturday, February 1. The United Nations estimates more than 100,000 people have been killed since the Syrian conflict began in […]

NSA and your phone records: What should Obama do? By Peter Bergen updated 8:32 AM EST, Wed January 15, 2014     Bergen: Benefit of NSA tactics overblown STORY HIGHLIGHTS Bergen: New America Foundation finds little value to mass surveillance program He says hardly any terrorism cases were found out or wrapped up as result […]

Al Qaeda controls more territory than ever in Middle East By Peter Bergen and Jennifer Rowland updated 7:01 PM EST, Tue January 7, 2014 A man reacts after what activists said was an air raid by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the al-Marja district of Aleppo on Monday, December 23. The United Nations estimates more […]