‘Three Cups of Tea’: Served with a grain of salt? By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst April 18, 2011 — Updated 0109 GMT (0909 HKT) 60 Minutes (CNN) — Greg Mortenson, the high-profile advocate of girls’ education in Afghanistan and Pakistan, has been forced to defend his best-selling book "Three Cups of Tea: One […]

Pakistan wants to cut CIA drone strikes, personnel By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst April 13, 2011 — Updated 0233 GMT (1033 HKT) More than 100 U.S. drone strikes happened in Pakistan last year, according to the New America Foundation. STORY HIGHLIGHTS New rules for drone campaign in Pakistan desired Few of those killed […]

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2011 Longest War in Sunday Express

Between America And Al Qaeda by Peter L Bergen REVIEW: THE LONGEST WAR: THE ENDURING CONFLICT BETWEEN AMERICA AND AL QAEDA BY PETER L BER   MISTAKE: US troops failed to capture Bin Laden in Afghanistan Sunday January 30,2011 By Frank Trentmann Have your say(0) WE ARE nearing the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and the […]

Wednesday, Apr 06, 2011 Brooklyn Rail on Longest War

In Dubious Battle by Allen Wilcox Peter L. Bergen The Longest War: The Enduring Conflict Between America and Al Qaeda (Free Press 2011) Let us not mince words: if there is one element of Republican governance that truly does trickle down, it is its pernicious incompetence. Although the Grand Old Party’s wrongheaded judgment, intellectual myopia, […]

Libya: Is the West playing into al-Qaeda’s hands? Islamists have had a marginal role in these revolutions – but that could be changing, writes Peter Bergen. Libyan rebel fighters with their weapons on the road in Bin Jawad Photo: Sipa Press / Rex Features   By Peter Bergen 8:51AM BST 31 Mar 2011 151 Comments   […]

Sunday, Mar 27, 2011 Longest War: Nouvel Observateur

Réagir [Avec «BoOks»] Bush contre Ben Laden: zéro partout Revenant sur dix années de «guerre contre la terreur», un journaliste américain, spécialiste d’al-Qaida, révèle dans un livre d’enquête à quel point les deux camps ont cumulé les bévues. A lire dans le numéro de «BoOks» en kiosque le jeudi 31 mars Mots-clés : Oussama Ben […]

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2011 Longest War, Daily Telegraph

Book Reviews The Longest War: Inside the Enduring Conflict between America and al-Qaeda by Peter L Bergen: review Sameer Rahim on the terrorism virus, reviewing The Longest War: Inside the Enduring Conflict between America and al-Qaeda by Peter L Bergen.   By Sameer Rahim 10:54AM GMT 22 Mar 2011 Comment   Osama bin Laden once […]

Sunday, Mar 20, 2011 Why Libya 2011 is not Iraq 2003

Why Libya 2011 is not Iraq 2003 By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst March 20, 2011 9:44 a.m. EDT STORY HIGHLIGHTS Peter Bergen: Some compare military action in Libya to Iraq War He says there are major differences, including Arab League’s vote vs. Gadhafi Bergen says the Iraq War was strongly opposed by Arab […]

“For readers interested in a highly informed, wide-angled, single-volume briefing on the war on terror so far, The Longest War is clearly that essential book.” –Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times   “For years, I tried to read every new novel about how 9/11 affected our lives. Some were very thoughtful, but I always came […]

Thursday, Mar. 17, 2011 Why Afghanistan Is Far from Hopeless By Peter Bergen   In winter, a noxious fog sometimes descends on Kabul that is so acrid, you can actually taste it. It’s a toxic brew of fumes from traffic jams and thousands of charcoal fires, and it’s a testament to the fact that in […]