The Longest War by Peter Bergen – review This fair-minded and accessible expert guide to the conflict between the United States and al-Qaida is essential reading Jason Burke The Observer, Sunday 6 February 2011 larger | smaller Article history A sandstorm envelops a young US Marine in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Photograph: Finbarr O’Reilly/Reuters On […]

Thursday, Feb 03, 2011 Longest War review/ LAT

Book reviews: ‘The Longest War’ and ‘Osama Bin Laden’ ‘The Longest War’ by Peter L. Bergen and Michael Scheuer’s ‘Osama Bin Laden’ valuably contribute to the West’s growing understanding of political Islam and its implications amid the turmoil in Egypt and beyond.  Share   0diggsdigg   By Tim Rutten Los Angeles Times February 3, 2011 […]

January 17, 2011 Al Qaeda And the U.S., Still Battling By MICHIKO KAKUTANI THE LONGEST WAR The Enduring Conflict Between America and Al-Qaeda By Peter L. Bergen Illustrated. 473 pages. Free Press. $28. By now there are already dozens of books — a few of them, groundbreaking works of reportage — about Al Qaeda and […]

Sunday, Jan 23, 2011 Jon Stewart/ Peter Bergen:

Jon Stewart/ Peter Bergen:   Get Books Alerts Sign Up Submit this story digg reddit stumble Last night on his show Jon Stewart asked CNN’s national security analyst Peter Bergen if the current war in Afghanistan is the longest in America’s history. Bergen, author of the new book “The Longest War: The Enduring Conflict Between […]

Wednesday, Jan 19, 2011 Macleans on The Longest War

THE LONGEST WAR: THE ENDURING CONFLICT BETWEEN AMERICA AND AL-QAEDA Peter Bergen Days after 9/11, president George W. Bush summed up America’s looming battle against al-Qaeda: “This crusade, this war on terrorism, is going to take a while.” Nearly 10 years later, the war still rages. U.S. terrorism expert Peter Bergen pulls no punches in […]

Friday, Jan 14, 2011 Bruce Riedel review of Longest War

  Tablet Magazine is a project of Nextbook Inc. About Us | Contact | Terms of Service | RSS A New Read on Jewish Life Unholy Anger Obama’s leading adviser on Afghanistan reviews two new books on Osama Bin Laden and the U.S. approach to al-Qaida that put Israel at the center of the conflict […]

Friday, Jan 14, 2011 Globe and Mail/The Longest War

REVIEW: NON-FICTION Mission not accomplished, actually REVIEWED BY COLIN FREEZE From Saturday’s Globe and Mail 0 comments Email Print/License Decrease text sizeIncrease text size On Sept. 11, 2001, I was among a team of reporters who drove from Toronto to New York City. We arrived at midnight. It was the fist time I ever saw […]

Friday, Jan 14, 2011 The Longest War/Toronto Star

The West 10, Al Qaeda 2 Published On Fri Jan 21 2011Article Peter Bergen, author of The Longest War. Vince Talotta/Toronto Star By Olivia Ward Foreign Affairs Reporter So it has come to this. Ten years after the carnage of 9/11, the seismic shift in the geopolitical landscape, the threat of terror and the terror […]

Friday, Jan 14, 2011 Daily Beast on The Longest War

This week: an essential read on America’s battle against al Qaeda, a moving novel of war-torn Sierra Leone, short stories that explore the homefront, a journalist’s memoir of her glamorous grandparents, and Betty Friedan revisited. The Longest War: The Enduring Conflict Between America and Al-Qaeda. By Peter Bergen. 496 pages. Free Press. $28. The Longest […]

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 […]