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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 […]

When Americans leave for jihad By Peter Bergen and David Sterman updated 2:49 PM EDT, Fri August 29, 2014 Iraqi Shiite Turkmens, mostly women and children, try to board an Iraqi Army helicopter aid flight bringing in supplies to the town of Amerli, Iraq, on Saturday, August 30. Amerli had been surrounded by fighters from the terror group […]

Monday, Sep 01, 2014 Now ISIS has drones? CNN.com

Now ISIS has drones? By Peter Bergen and Emily Schneider updated 12:29 PM EDT, Mon August 25, 2014 Iraqi Shiite Turkmens, mostly women and children, try to board an Iraqi Army helicopter aid flight bringing in supplies to the town of Amerli, Iraq, on Saturday, August 30. Amerli had been surrounded by fighters from the terror group ISIS […]

An American’s gateway to jihad By Peter Bergen and David Sterman updated 9:06 PM EDT, Fri August 29, 2014 Iraqi Shiite Turkmens, mostly women and children, try to board an Iraqi Army helicopter aid flight bringing in supplies to the town of Amerli, Iraq, on Saturday, August 30. Amerli had been surrounded by fighters from the terror group […]

The man who hunted bin Laden, Saddam and the pirates By Peter Bergen updated 12:23 AM EDT, Sun August 31, 2014 SEALs pioneered underwater warfare tactics, and are the only special forces personnel who are capable of advanced aquatic fighting tactics. STORY HIGHLIGHTS Peter Bergen: Adm. William McRaven stepped down as head of U.S. Special Operations […]

ISIS: Is it really a threat to the U.S.? By Peter Bergen and David Sterman updated 1:38 PM EDT, Wed August 20, 2014 Displaced Iraqis receive clothes from a charity at a refugee camp near Feeshkhabour, Iraq, on Tuesday, August 19. They have been fleeing from the militant group ISIS, which has taken over large swaths of northern […]

Should Western nations just pay ISIS ransom? By Peter Bergen and Emily Schneider updated 5:45 PM EDT, Fri August 22, 2014 Freelance American journalistSteven Sotloff, seen here in a photo from Facebook, disappeared during a reporting trip to Syria in August 2013. His family kept the news a secret until he was seen at the end of a […]

The all-American al Qaeda suicide bomber By Peter Bergen updated 2:29 PM EDT, Thu July 31, 2014 Moner Mohammad Abu-Salha recorded videotape for al Qaeda before suicide bombing Peter Bergen says the 22-year-old’s story highlights risks of Western fighters in Syria He says hundreds of Europeans are taking part in the war, and so are […]

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