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The Longest War: The Enduring Conflict between America and Al-Qaeda Filed in Current Events & Politics on August 1, 2011 with no comments by Peter Bergen Free Press, $28.00, 476 pages Al-Qaeda wouldn’t exist without America, and CNN national security analyst Peter Bergen’s The Longest War therefore focuses on the hows and whys from both […]

  CNN.com June 23, 2011 Thursday 4:09 AM EST Behind the scene of the Afghanistan troop withdrawal plan BYLINE: By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst SECTION: U.S. LENGTH: 843 words   According to senior administration officials, the planning for President Barack Obama’s announcement for the drawdown from Afghanistan began in January of this year […]

  Washingtonpost.com June 19, 2011 Sunday 8:11 PM EST Where will the new boss take al-Qaeda? BYLINE: Peter Bergen SECTION: Outlook; Pg. B03 LENGTH: 1181 words There’s nothing like finally getting the top job after a decade of faithfully playing second fiddle to a high-profile boss. But for al-Qaeda’s Ayman al-Zawahiri, the dour Egyptian surgeon […]

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Federal News Service May 24, 2011 Tuesday HEARING OF THE SENATE FOREIGN RELATIONS COMMITTEE; SUBJECT: AL-QAIDA, THE TALIBAN AND OTHER EXTREMIST GROUPS IN AFGHANISTAN AND PAKISTAN; CHAIRED BY: SENATOR JOHN KERRY Enhanced Coverage Linking JOHN KERRY  -Search using: News, Most Recent 60 Days Biographies Plus News (D-MA); WITNESSES: PETER BERGEN, DIRECTOR OF THE NATIONAL SECURITY […]

Don’t count on a peace deal with Taliban By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst May 24, 2011 1:32 p.m. EDT STORY HIGHLIGHTS Peter Bergen says hopes of a peace deal with Taliban are unlikely to be realized He cites nine obstacles standing in the way of a negotiated settlement He says Taliban’s Mullah Omar […]

  CQ Congressional Testimony May 24, 2011 Tuesday EXTREMIST GROUPS IN AFGHANISTAN AND PAKISTAN; COMMITTEE: SENATE FOREIGN RELATIONS SECTION: CAPITOL HILL HEARING TESTIMONY LENGTH: 7278 words TESTIMONY-BY: PETER BERGEN, DIRECTOR AFFILIATION: NEW AMERICA FOUNDATION Statement of Peter Bergen Director of the National Security Studies Program New America Foundation Committee on Senate Foreign Relations May 24, […]

Egyptian Saif al-Adel appointed acting leader of al Qaeda By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst May 17, 2011 3:40 p.m. EDT The choice of Egyptian Saif al-Adel may not sit well with some Saudi and Yemeni members of al Qaeda, one experts says. STORY HIGHLIGHTS Noman Benotman says Saif al-Adel is the "caretaker" leader […]

News > Life > Reading and Books Robert Kustra: ‘The Longest War’ offers essential account of the conflict between U.S. and Al-Qaeda READER’S CORNER  – Idaho Statesman Published: 05/15/11 0 Comments Email Story close Email Story   ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ‘THE LONGEST WAR: THE ENDURING CONFLICT BETWEEN AMERICA AND AL-QAEDA’ By Peter L. Bergen; Free Press ($28) The world has been […]

The Crossroads Can we win in Afghanistan?   The death of Osama bin Laden will raise the inevitable question: What are we still doing in Afghanistan? The answer, of course, is that the mission in Afghanistan is about something bigger and more ambitious than eliminating Al Qaeda’s leaders—most of whom, in any event, are probably […]

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