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Should we still fear al Qaeda? By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst updated 11:04 AM EST, Sun February 3, 2013 Malians welcome France’s President Francois Hollande as he arrives in Timbuktu on Saturday, February 2. French-led troops are working to secure the area against Islamist militants. STORY HIGHLIGHTS Peter Bergen: U.K. politicians called North […]

Is Washington Overreacting to Zero Dark Thirty? By Peter BergenJan. 24, 2013Add a Comment     Zero Dark Thirty, the subject of this week’s TIME cover story, has garnered multiple Oscar nominations, but the movie also has an unprecedented distinction: it is now the subject of a congressional inquiry.Instead of the hushed, well-appointed screening rooms that are […]

Abandon Afghanistan? A dumb idea By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst updated 11:14 AM EST, Thu January 10, 2013 U.S. Marines from the 3rd Battalion 8th Marines Regiment start their patrol in Helmand Province on June 27. STORY HIGHLIGHTS White House aide suggested all U.S. troops could be withdrawn from Afghanistan Peter Bergen said […]

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Abandon Afghanistan? A dumb idea By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst updated 10:14 AM EST, Thu January 10, 2013 U.S. Marines from the 3rd Battalion 8th Marines Regiment start their patrol in Helmand Province on June 27. STORY HIGHLIGHTS White House aide suggested all U.S. troops could be withdrawn from Afghanistan Peter Bergen said […]

January 7, 2013 Monday 6:27 PM EST John Brennan, Obama’s drone warrior BYLINE: By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst LENGTH: 1272 words DATELINE: (CNN) Editor’s note: Peter Bergen is CNN’s national security analyst and the co-editor of the just-published book “Talibanistan: Negotiating the Borders between Terror, Politics and Religion.” Jennifer Rowland is a program […]

Senior senators slam ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ torture scenes By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst December 20, 2012 — Updated 1810 GMT (0210 HKT) In the new film “Zero Dark Thirty,” Jessica Chastain plays a CIA analyst who is part of the team hunting Osama bin Laden. STORY HIGHLIGHTS Sens. Feinstein, McCain, Levin send letter […]

Gun violence is a national security issue By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst updated 8:33 AM EST, Tue December 18, 2012 An AR-15 style rifle is for sale at shop in Illinois. Peter Bergen says the founders did not envision weapons of this type while crafting the Second Amendment. STORY HIGHLIGHTS Peter Bergen: Gun […]

A feminist film epic and the real women of the CIA By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst updated 5:49 PM EST, Thu December 13, 2012 STORY HIGHLIGHTS The new film “Zero Dark Thirty” highlights the role of female CIA analysts Peter Bergen says the film gets it right: Women played important role in bin […]

‘Zero Dark Thirty’: Did torture really net bin Laden? By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst updated 11:36 AM EST, Tue December 11, 2012 ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ torture controversy STORY HIGHLIGHTS Peter Bergen: Major new film depicts torture as a key to the hunt for Osama bin Laden He says “Zero Dark Thirty” may distort […]

Republican obsession with Benghazi makes no sense By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst updated 8:26 PM EST, Tue November 27, 2012 Rice meetings leave lawmakers uneasy STORY HIGHLIGHTS Peter Bergen: Susan Rice’s trip to Capitol Hill wasn’t a success, senators said He says the GOP continues to bash Rice for her mistaken explanation for […]

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