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Wednesday, Nov 04, 2015 Obama vs. ISIS = stalemate? CNN.com

Obama vs. ISIS = stalemate? By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst   Updated 8:15 AM ET, Mon September 28, 2015 Story highlights President Barack Obama will meet with key leader of nations involved in effort against ISIS Top administration officials paint a mixed picture of how the fight against ISIS has gone so far […]

 The New York Times triples down on bizarre bin Laden story By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst   Updated 3:15 PM ET, Sat October 24, 2015 Fact checking Joe Biden’s new retelling of the Osama Bin Laden raid 02:21 Story highlights Bergen: The Times tries to defend piece offering an unsupported account of Osama […]

The Republicans’ Muslim ‘problem’ By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst   Updated 2:25 PM ET, Mon September 21, 2015 | Video Source: CNN Story highlights Despite America’s long history of religious tolerance, two of leading GOP candidates stigmatize Muslims Bergen: Candidates are appealing to a minority who believe in conspiracy theories Peter Bergen is […]

Sanity prevails on U.S. troops in Afghanistan By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst   Updated 12:36 PM ET, Thu October 15, 2015 Obama: U.S. to delay troop withdrawal from Afghanistan 03:24 Story highlights Peter Bergen: There are 8 good reasons for U.S. to maintain limited troop presence for the long term in Afghanistan. Peter […]

The New York Times’ bizarre story on Osama bin Laden’s death By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst   Updated 9:14 AM ET, Mon October 19, 2015 Story highlights Peter Bergen: Times magazine cover story says incorrectly that we don’t know truth about the bin Laden killing Participants in raid and U.S. officials would have […]

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015 Is Trump right about 9/11? CNN.com

Is Trump right about 9/11? By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst   Updated 7:55 PM ET, Mon October 19, 2015 Story highlights Bergen says Bush administration did not keep U.S. safe before 9/11 He says Bush, aides paid little attention to the threat posed by bin Laden and al Qaeda Peter Bergen is CNN’s […]

Eulogy for Sarah Bergen, delivered by Peter Bergen on September 15, 2015 at Holy Trinity Church in Georgetown, Washington DC. Sarah Elizabeth Lampert Bergen was born in Minnesota on April 24, 1936. Sarah was also known as “Sally” and in France she was known as “Sallie.” She was also both Mum and Grandma. Today I […]

The man who wouldn’t hand over bin Laden to the U.S. By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst   Updated 6:38 PM ET, Wed July 29, 2015 Story highlights Bergen: The Taliban leader lost control of his country when he refused to turn over Osama bin Laden to the U.S. Mullah Omar had a narrow world […]

Taliban’s Mullah Omar died in 2013, Afghan government says By Nick Paton Walsh, Peter Bergen and Jason Hanna, CNN Story highlights Haseeb Sediqi, spokesman for Afghanistan’s intelligence service, confirms Omar’s death He says Omar died in a mysterious way in a hospital in Pakistan in 2013 (CNN)Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar died in April 2013 […]

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 The golden age of terrorism, CNN.com

The golden age of terrorism By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst, and Courtney Schuster   Updated 8:40 AM ET, Tue July 28, 2015 Story highlights Peter Bergen: We think of the current, post-9/11 era as the heyday of terrorism In fact, terrorist incidents in the ’70s exceeded today’s level of activity — and took […]