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  Book review: ‘The Way of the Knife: The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth’ By Mark Mazzetti By Peter Bergen, Published: April 5   On May 1, 2011, CIA Director Leon Panetta was in command of the single most important U.S. military operation since the attacks of Sept. […]

Growing threat of extreme right-wing violence By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst, and Jennifer Rowland, Special to CNN updated 9:02 PM EDT, Thu April 4, 2013 STORY HIGHLIGHTS Authors: Last five years have seen more indicted in extremist violence They say the threats have grown from domestic sources, particularly the right wing Jihadist groups […]

Wednesday, Mar 27, 2013 Who really killed bin Laden? CNN.com

Who really killed bin Laden? By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst updated 8:01 AM EDT, Wed March 27, 2013 Osama bin Laden was killed by a team of U.S. SEALS on May 2, 2011, at a compound near Abbottabad, Pakistan. Click through to see images of the compound where he spent the last days […]

Strange bedfellows — Iran and al Qaeda By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst updated 8:23 AM EDT, Sun March 10, 2013 Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law captured STORY HIGHLIGHTS Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law, now in custody, had spent time in Iran Peter Bergen says members of bin Laden’s inner circle lived for years in Iran He […]

March 8, 2013 Friday 12:55 PM EST Trying Osama’s son-in-law in New York makes sense BYLINE: By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst LENGTH: 982 words DATELINE: (CNN) Editor’s note: Peter Bergen is CNN’s national security analyst, the author of “Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for bin Laden — From 9/11 to Abbottabad” and a director […]

    What Went Right? Critics of the war are missing the big picture: Afghanistan is much better off today. BY PETER BERGEN | MARCH/APRIL 2013   Quick question: Which Asian country has seen its life expectancy go up an astounding 18 years in just one decade, while turning from one of the world’s most […]

February 12, 2013 Tuesday 3:15 PM EST The new story of the death of Osama bin Laden BYLINE: By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst LENGTH: 919 words DATELINE: (CNN) Editor’s note: Peter Bergen is CNN’s national security analyst, the author of “Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for bin Laden — From 9/11 to Abbottabad,” and […]

  John Brennan, Obama’s counterterrorist By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst updated 12:07 PM EST, Thu February 7, 2013 Who is John Brennan? STORY HIGHLIGHTS John Brennan is up for a confirmation hearing before the Senate on Thursday The nominee for CIA director has been at the center of Obama’s counterterrorism policies Peter Bergen […]

Should we still fear al Qaeda? By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst updated 11:04 AM EST, Sun February 3, 2013 Malians welcome France’s President Francois Hollande as he arrives in Timbuktu on Saturday, February 2. French-led troops are working to secure the area against Islamist militants. STORY HIGHLIGHTS Peter Bergen: U.K. politicians called North […]

Is Washington Overreacting to Zero Dark Thirty? By Peter BergenJan. 24, 2013Add a Comment     Zero Dark Thirty, the subject of this week’s TIME cover story, has garnered multiple Oscar nominations, but the movie also has an unprecedented distinction: it is now the subject of a congressional inquiry.Instead of the hushed, well-appointed screening rooms that are […]