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It could be a long, deadly Ramadan Peter Bergen By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst Updated 2:21 PM ET, Wed May 31, 2017 Truck bomb hits Kabul Story highlights Ramadan is supposed to be a peaceful and tranquil month for Muslims Peter Bergen: Call from ISIS for attacks across the globe bodes badly for […]

Bergen: A pattern in terror — second generation, homegrown Peter Bergen By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst Updated 1:21 PM ET, Wed May 24, 2017 Source: CNN Police name Manchester bomber as Salman Abedi 02:39 Story highlights Peter Bergen: Most terrorist attacks in the West are carried out by homegrown terrorists Salman Abedi is […]

Bergen: Key question for investigators: What kind of bomb was used in Manchester attack? Peter Bergen By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst Updated 10:43 AM ET, Tue May 23, 2017 Story highlights Peter Bergen: Key question for Manchester bombing: what kind of bomb? If hydrogen peroxide (a good possibility) how was it built, concealed? […]

The ‘Legion of Brothers’ that routed the Taliban Peter Bergen By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst Story highlights New documentary tells story of Special Forces group that went into Afghanistan post-9/11 and overthrew Taliban regime Peter Bergen says film raises serious questions about how much America is asking from these forces “Peter Bergen is […]

Bergen: The real reason Saudis rolled out the reddest of red carpets Peter Bergen By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst Updated 8:26 AM ET, Mon May 22, 2017 Trump drive them out terrorists sot_00000000 Trump to Muslim world: Drive out terrorists 01:00 Story highlights Peter Bergen: President Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia could not […]

Why the ‘mother of all bombs’ and why now? Peter Bergen By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst Updated 7:05 AM ET, Fri April 14, 2017 In this U.S. Air Force handout, a GBU-43/B bomb, or Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb, explodes November 21, 2003 at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. MOAB is a […]

Trump’s attack on Syria — a decisive action, a good speech, but now what? By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst Updated 5:24 AM ET, Fri April 7, 2017 Story highlights Trump gave one of his best speeches but many key questions surround the US missile strikes in Syria, writes Peter Bergen Were the strikes […]

Bergen: Trump’s menu of bad options for Syria By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst Updated 7:12 PM ET, Thu April 6, 2017 Source: Trump weighs military action in Syria 01:58 Story highlights Peter Bergen: When you are President and an international crisis lands in your inbox, there are generally no easy options Whatever action […]

With Bannon out, White House gets serious about national security Peter Bergen By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst Story highlights Peter Bergen notes the White House is confronting serious foreign policy crises It has a strong team in place at the NSC, while State and Defense are understaffed, he says “Peter Bergen is CNN’s […]

CNN Wire April 4, 2017 Tuesday 1:54 AM GMT The likely culprits behind the St. Petersburg bombing BYLINE: By Peter Bergen and David Sterman, CNN LENGTH: 924 words DATELINE: (CNN) Editor’s note: Peter Bergen is CNN’s national security analyst, a vice president at New America and a professor of practice at Arizona State University. He […]