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A post-Christian Middle East? By Peter Bergen and Jennifer Rowland updated 5:57 PM EDT, Thu August 22, 2013 Christians targeted in Egypt STORY HIGHLIGHTS Christians have been targeted in Egypt, Syria and Libya Bergen: Egypt’s Christians largely supported the coup that overturned Morsy regime In turn, Christians have been attacked by Islamists over the past […]

Al Qaeda leader’s ‘I told you so’ on Egypt By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst updated 2:17 PM EDT, Thu August 15, 2013 People reach for a coffin on Thursday, August 15, during a funeral for policemen killed during a crackdown at two protest camps in support of ousted President Mohamed Morsy yesterday in […]

What’s behind timing of terror threat By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst, and Bailey Cahall, Special to CNN updated 4:54 PM EDT, Fri August 2, 2013   STORY HIGHLIGHTS Bergen, Cahall: U.S. issued global travel alert, 21 embassies, consulates close Aug. 4 That day is Ramadan ‘Night of Power,’ also seen by al-Qaeda as […]

Jihadists focus on prison breaks By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst, and Bailey Cahall, Special to CNN updated 2:53 PM EDT, Wed July 31, 2013 Taliban claims responsibility for raid STORY HIGHLIGHTS A Taliban commander leads prison attack in Pakistan, freeing 250 inmates Peter Bergen: Jihadists have conducted jailbreaks in Middle East and South […]

Al Qaeda’s kinder, gentler image makeover By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst, and Jennifer Rowland, Special to CNN updated 10:43 AM EDT, Wed July 31, 2013 Al Nusra fighters stand ready to fight Syrian regime forces near Aleppo in April. Al Nusra has pledged allegiance to al Qaeda. STORY HIGHLIGHTS Writers: Al Qaeda posting […]

Saturday, Jul 27, 2013 New view of drone death toll, CNN.com

New view of drone death toll By Peter Bergen and Jennifer Rowland updated 3:33 PM EDT, Fri July 26, 2013 Obama defends drone program STORY HIGHLIGHTS U.S. drone program is especially controversial in Pakistan Peter Bergen: A leaked report suggests fewer civilian drone deaths than previously reported Pakistan’s new prime minister opposes drone program, cites […]

Al Qaeda in Yemen: On the ropes By Peter Bergen and Jennifer Rowland updated 12:48 PM EDT, Thu July 18, 2013 Pictured is Said al-Shihri, a commander in al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, from a video posted on October 6, 2010. STORY HIGHLIGHTS Al Qaeda affiliate in Yemen confirms death of a key leader […]

From Benghazi to Boston: The state of the jihad By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst updated 10:15 AM EDT, Tue July 16, 2013 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 […]

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 […]

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