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Book review: ‘No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama bin Laden’ By Peter Bergen, Published: August 29 Even before the book went on sale, the announcement by the publisher Dutton that the pseudonymous Mark Owen, one of the SEALs on the mission that killed Osama bin Laden, would be publishing an […]

Sense and nonsense about Obama and Osama By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst updated 1:08 PM EDT, Thu August 30, 2012 The mission that killed Osama bin Laden is the subject of two new books. STORY HIGHLIGHTS Two new books are focusing attention on the raid that killed Osama bin Laden Bergen: Book by […]

Are ‘Swift Boat’ attacks on Obama bogus? By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst updated 10:25 AM EDT, Fri August 17, 2012 President Obama announces the killing of Osama bin Laden, in a broadcast from the White House May 1, 2011. STORY HIGHLIGHTS Former U.S. officers accuse Obama of leaking classified information for political gain Peter […]

By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst, and Jennifer Rowland, Special to CNN August 13, 2012 — Updated 2149 GMT (0549 HKT) Afghan President Hamid Karzai attends the graduation ceremony of 500 students from the National Police Academy in July. STORY HIGHLIGHTS NATO forces a target of shooters in Afghan security force uniforms, authors say They note […]

Right-wing extremist terrorism as deadly a threat as al Qaeda? By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst, and Jennifer Rowland, Special to CNN updated 1:36 PM EDT, Tue August 7, 2012 A gunman killed six people at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin on Sunday. STORY HIGHLIGHTS FBI is investigating shootings at Sikh temple as act of domestic […]

Monday, Jul 30, 2012 What’s working in Pakistan CNN

What’s working in Pakistan By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst updated 8:36 AM EDT, Mon July 23, 2012 A woman holds her son as people celebrate Pakistan’s Independence Day on August 14, 2011, in Karachi. STORY HIGHLIGHTS Peter Bergen: The West looks at Pakistan as a country in dire straits Despite the politics, Bergen […]

Civilian casualties plummet in drone strikes By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst, and Jennifer Rowland, Special to CNN updated 12:59 PM EDT, Fri July 13, 2012 A man burns the U.S. flag in protest of a drone strike in Multan, Pakistan, on July 7. STORY HIGHLIGHTS Peter Bergen, Jennifer Rowland: Civilian toll of drone […]

Drones decimating Taliban in Pakistan By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst, and Jennifer Rowland, Special to CNN updated 5:44 PM EDT, Tue July 3, 2012 STORY HIGHLIGHTS Peter Bergen, Jennifer Rowland: Administration quietly targeting militants in Pakistan with drones They say attacks spiked on Obama’s watch, from one every 40 days, to one every […]

Time to declare victory: al Qaeda is defeated EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first in a series of opinion articles about national security by participants in the upcoming Aspen Security Forum. Security Clearance is a media sponsor of the event which is taking place from July 25-28 in Aspen, Colorado. By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst To end […]

Obama leak ‘scandal’ is wildly overblown By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst updated 9:05 AM EDT, Wed June 20, 2012 A U.S. Predator unmanned drone armed with a missile sets off from its hangar at Bagram Air Base on November 27, 2009. STORY HIGHLIGHTS Mitt Romney, others have called for special prosecutor on national security […]

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