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Abandon Afghanistan? A dumb idea By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst updated 1:54 PM EDT, Tue July 9, 2013 U.S. Marines patrol Afghanistan’s Helmand province in June 2012. Afghans fear the United States will abandon them again. STORY HIGHLIGHTS White House mulling withdrawing all U.S. troops from Afghanistan, official said Peter Bergen said the […]

By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst Editor’s note: Peter Bergen is CNN’s national security analyst, a director at the New America Foundation, and author of Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for bin Laden from 9/11 to Abbottabad. (CNN) — On Monday, Pakistan’s long-awaited report into the death of Osama bin Laden in the city of […]

Falling under the spell of a slain terrorist By Peter Bergen and David Sterman updated 7:32 PM EDT, Fri June 28, 2013 This video image released courtesy of SITE Intelligence Group, shows a never-before-released pictures of Anwar al-Awlaki, who was killed in a CIA drone strike on September 30, 2011. STORY HIGHLIGHTS Anwar al-Awlaki was […]

Obama’s goal in Africa: Counter China By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst updated 9:40 AM EDT, Wed June 26, 2013 President Barack Obama speaks with Ghanaian President John Atta-Mills at Osu Castle, the government headquarters and a former slave trading fort, in Accra, Ghana, on July 11, 2009. STORY HIGHLIGHTS President Obama is visiting […]

What U.S. learned from listening in on terror group calls By Peter Bergen and David Sterman updated 8:49 AM EDT, Wed June 19, 2013 NSA discloses foiled terror plots STORY HIGHLIGHTS NSA chief offered information on yield from monitoring phone calls Peter Bergen says in two cases, NSA heard of plans to support terror groups […]

  Did NSA snooping stop ‘dozens’ of terrorist attacks? By Peter Bergen and David Sterman updated 6:44 AM EDT, Tue June 18, 2013 Former intelligence worker Edward Snowden, 29, revealed himself as the source of documents outlining a massive effort by the NSA to track cell phone calls and monitor the e-mail and Internet traffic […]

Al Qaeda’s boss asserts himself By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst, and Jennifer Rowland, Special to CNN updated 4:51 PM EDT, Tue June 11, 2013 Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri is able to communicate with affiliates in Syria and Iraq. STORY HIGHLIGHTS President Barack Obama said al Qaeda’s core is headed for defeat Peter […]

Terrorists target the military By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst, and Jennifer Rowland, Special to CNN updated 10:02 AM EDT, Thu June 6, 2013 The bombings in Boston on Monday, April 15, 2013, serve as a cruel reminder that the U.S. has seen other terror attacks on home soil. See all photography related to […]

Bush’s war on terror is over By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst updated 9:25 AM EDT, Fri May 24, 2013     Obama speaks on anti-terror strategy STORY HIGHLIGHTS Terrorism has been in the news with Boston bombing and killing of UK soldier in the street Peter Bergen says despite recent acts, the enemy […]

9 myths about drones and Guantanamo By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst, and Jennifer Rowland, Special to CNN updated 8:42 AM EDT, Wed May 22, 2013 A U.S. Air Force MQ-1 Predator UAV flies over Victorville, California, on January 7. STORY HIGHLIGHTS President Obama to speak Thursday on drone program, Guantanamo Peter Bergen says […]

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Monday, November, 20, 2017 Understanding Proxy Violence in the Arab World and Beyond: Fordham, NYC

Wednesday, December, 06, 2017 Making Sense in a World of Trouble, Leidos, Reston, VA

Wednesday, December, 13, 2017 CENTCOM conference, Baghdad, Iraq

Wednesday, January, 24, 2018 Jaipur Literary Festival, Diggi Palace Jaipur, India

Monday, February, 19, 2018 2018 Global SOF Symposium, Tampa, Florida

Monday, April, 09, 2018 Future of War conference, ASU and New America, Reagan Building, DC

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