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General: Up to 900 ISIS fighters killed in battle for Mosul BYLINE: By Eugene Scott, CNN LENGTH: 381 words DATELINE: (CNN) (CNN) — The US and its allies have killed between 800 and 900 ISIS fighters in the operation to retake Mosul, US Army Gen. Joseph Votel said Thursday. US military officials estimate that there […]

Russian, US military planes in near miss over Syria BYLINE: By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst LENGTH: 343 words DATELINE: ABOARD A US MILITARY PLANE IN THE MIDDLE EAST (CNN) ABOARD A US MILITARY PLANE IN THE MIDDLE EAST (CNN) — A Russian fighter jet and a US military plane flew dangerously close to […]

US intercepts multiple shipments of Iranian weapons going to Houthis in Yemen BYLINE: By Peter Bergen, CNN LENGTH: 185 words DATELINE: (CNN) (CNN) — American warships have intercepted five shipments of weaponry to the Houthis in Yemen from Iran in the past year and a half, according to US Vice Admiral Kevin Donegan, who is […]

What happens after ISIS loses Mosul? Peter Bergen By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst Updated 1:01 PM ET, Mon October 17, 2016 Peter Bergen says loss of the hugely symbolic city would be a big turning point, but there will be other Sunni terrorist groups that take its place unless the region achieves peace […]

Who flunked the commander-in-chief test? By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst Updated 2:07 PM ET, Mon October 10, 2016   P Story highlights Peter Bergen: Trump fell back on a familiar mélange of empty slogans and false claims to describe what he’d do Bergen: Clinton, by contrast, had some sensible policy proposals, including a […]

What the debaters failed to say By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst Updated 1937 GMT (0337 HKT) September 27, 2016 Story highlights Peter Bergen: Very little attention was devoted to Afghanistan and Syria, two of the biggest challenges facing the new president Debate wasted time on whether Trump was for the Iraq War before […]

An ordinary American terrorist By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst Updated 1:54 PM ET, Tue September 20, 2016 Story highlights Ahmad Khan Rahami is in many ways quite typical of jihadist terrorists in the United States since 9/11, writes Peter Bergen. He is an American citizen, not a foreigner, a refugee or a recent […]

Hamid Karzai: Afghanistan’s bridge-building president or just a corrupt pol? Hamid Karzai was first hailed as a new kind of Afghan leader — urbane and educated — but Western opinions of him soon soured. (Mohammad Ismail/Reuters) By Peter Bergen September 15 Peter Bergen, a vice president at New America, a professor at Arizona State University and CNN’s […]

9/11: Osama bin Laden’s spectacular miscalculation By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst Updated 4:53 AM ET, Fri September 9, 2016  Story highlights For Osama bin Laden, September 11 was a great tactical victory but a huge strategic failure, writes Peter Bergen 15 years later, US still embroiled in the Mideast, despite bin Laden’s aim of […]

Trump’s half-baked plans to combat ISIS By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst Updated 8:28 PM ET, Mon August 15, 2016 fallujah ISIS Story highlights Donald Trump spoke in Ohio on Monday about his vision for fighting Islamic extremism Peter Bergen: Many of his ideas the Obama administration has long been doing, and the new […]