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Jan 14, 2011

FP Book Club: Peter Bergen’s The Longest War

An FP discussion on counterterrorism expert Peter Bergen’s latest book. A decade after 9/11, is the war on terrorism a war we can win?

JANUARY 17, 2011

FP‘s panel of experts and participants in the war on terrorism takes on Peter Bergen’s major new book. Looking back on a decade of war between America and al Qaeda — literally the longest war in America’s history — Bergen offers a damning, step-by-step assessment of how a shadowy, often misinformed enemy managed to pull the world’s biggest superpower into a sometimes catastrophic and frequently damaging worldwide combat. So what have we learned from fighting this war? Bergen argues: Not as much as we should have.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday, February, 19, 2018 2018 Global SOF Symposium, Tampa, Florida

Thursday, February, 22, 2018 The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the Tragedy in Vietnam. Max Boot book event, New America DC

Monday, February, 26, 2018 Preventing the Next Charlottesville: How Governments Can Respond to Private Paramilitaries.” New America DC

Monday, April, 09, 2018 Future of War conference, ASU and New America, Reagan Building, DC

Wednesday, July, 18, 2018 Aspen Security Forum

Tuesday, August, 21, 2018 Modern Warfare Symposium, Ft. Bragg

Thursday, September, 06, 2018 DARPA D60 Symposium

Tuesday, September, 25, 2018 Global SOF Symposium, Madrid, Spain

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RECENT FILMS

2017 LEGION OF BROTHERS, CNN Films

2016 "We Got Him": President Obama, Bin Laden, and the Future of the War on Terror, CNN

2016 Homegrown: The Counter-Terror Dilemma, HBO

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