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A history of attacks against U.S. military installations By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst, and David Sterman   Story highlights Four U.S. Marines were killed in Chattanooga, Tennessee, when a gunman shot at two separate military sites Peter Bergen: While gunman’s motive is unknown, the incident is being treated as a potential domestic terrorist […]

The sky didn’t fall after July Fourth By Peter Bergen and Haley Peters   Updated 10:13 AM ET, Tue July 7, 2015 Story highlights Authors: In post-9/11 world, there are few incentives not to raise terror alert and issue warnings But there are significant costs to these terror alerts, both economic and social, they warn […]

Terror on three continents By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst   Updated 4:54 PM ET, Fri June 26, 2015 Story highlights Bergen: Terror attacks on three continents show diversity of jihadist terrorism There is no one answer to how to prevent this wide variety of attacks, he says Peter Bergen is CNN’s national security […]

Obama’s new hostage policy: Will it stop the failures? By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst Updated 12:13 PM ET, Wed June 24, 2015 Story highlights After criticism, Obama administration is implementing a new hostage policy Bergen: Key test will be whether it works in practice to free U.S. couple captured by Taliban Peter Bergen […]

Call it terrorism in Charleston By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst, and David Sterman     Story highlights The attack at the historic Charleston, South Carolina, church is being investigated as a hate crime targeting African-Americans Peter Bergen says such instances of extremist terrorism have been more prevalent in the U.S. than jihadist activity since […]

Will whack-a-mole strategy succeed vs. terrorists? By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst   Updated 7:18 PM ET, Tue June 16, 2015 Source: CNN U.S. confirms al Qaeda leader killed in Yemen 01:58 Story highlights Several high-level terror leaders have been killed in the Middle East Bergen: Just picking off the leaders of terrorist groups […]

Why is this war hero being investigated? By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst   Updated 1:50 PM ET, Thu May 28, 2015 Lt. Col. Jason Amerine, pictured in 2001, played a key role in overthrowing the Taliban in Afghanistan. Story highlights Lt. Col. Jason Amerine, who helped liberate Afghanistan, faces probe in hostage disclosure […]

Peter Bergen: ¿Fue la muerte de Bin Laden una mentira? fecha: mayo 15, 2015 Seymour Hersh es uno de los gigantes del periodismo de investigación. Al inicio de su carrera, él dio a conocer la historia de la masacre de My Lai durante la cual cientos de civiles desarmados murieron a manos de soldados estadounidenses enVietnam en 1968. Hersh […]

Secrets of the bin Laden treasure-trove By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst   Updated 8:19 PM ET, Wed May 20, 2015 Story highlights U.S. releases unprecedented number of Osama bin Laden documents from 2011 raid Documents show bin Laden’s correspondence with family and al Qaeda associates Material paints complex portrait of the world’s most […]

Who are ISIS’ American recruits? By Peter Bergen and David Sterman   Updated 12:05 PM ET, Wed May 6, 2015 Story highlights Texas shooting suspect appeared to have pledged support for ISIS Peter Bergen: Several dozen Americans have backed ISIS, most of them young and active on social media Peter Bergen is CNN’s national security […]