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 […]

Friday, Jan 14, 2011 Review of Longest War in WSJ

  America’s Most Wanted Two new books about the war on terror say that Osama bin Laden has achieved his goal—and we haven’t. Article Comments (8) MORE IN BOOKS » Email Print Save This↓ More + More Text By MICHAEL B. MUKASEY It is hazardous to undertake a biography of a living person or a history of current […]

Friday, Jan 14, 2011 Review in NYT of The Longest War

By THOMAS E. RICKS Published: January 14, 2011 For years, I tried to read every new novel about how 9/11 affected our lives. Some were very thoughtful, but I always came away unsatisfied, feeling that the authors had worked hard but had somehow fallen short. As I read the stunning first section of Peter L. […]

    Photo by: Peter Bergen About the Show After the United States successfully mounted a covert mission to eliminate America’s number one terrorist target, celebration turned to mounting questions. How did the terrorist mastermind elude capture for nearly a decade, only to be discovered hiding in plain sight just yards away from Pakistan’s most […]

BOOK REVIEW: Fumbles, yes, but still a threat By Joshua Sinai – The Washington Times 6:13 p.m., Tuesday, January 11, 2011 Print Email View 0 Comment(s) Enlarge Text|Shrink Click-2-Listen Share Social Networks Facebook Twitter Question of the Day Do you think gas prices will hit $4 a gallon in 2011? Yes No Undecided Other Login […]

The Economist January 8, 2011U.S. Edition History of an unfinished fight; The war on terror SECTION: BOOKS & ART LENGTH: 633 words HIGHLIGHT: How America got it wrong HISTORIANS may well wonder one day at the fuss America’s rulers made over a few thousand Islamist fanatics. They will certainly look unkindly on some of the […]

Peter Bergen blows away the political fog surrounding our war against al-Qaeda. By Christian Caryl The Longest War: The Enduring Conflict Between America and and Al-Qaeda by Peter Bergen emember the Battle of Tora Bora? That was the one, back in December 2001, where Osama bin Laden got away. U.S. special forces and CIA paramilitaries, […]

The Longest War: The Enduring Conflict between America and Al-Qaeda by Peter L. Bergen At nearly a decade and counting, and with tens of thousands of American troops still at war in Afghanistan and Iraq–and with Osama bin Laden still at large–we remain well within the post-9/11 era, almost to the point where we take […]

Thursday, Dec 30, 2010 Another review The Longest War

CNN reporter Bergen (The Osama bin Laden I Know), one of the foremost Western experts on al-Qaeda, presents a compelling narrative of the history of the battle against al-Qaeda since 9/11. Relying on a variety of sources, including the jihadists and U.S. government documents, interviews with al-Qaeda operatives and senior Washington officials, and his own extensive field experience, the author describes success and failure in the “war on terror.”

(CNN) — The much-touted July 2011 date for the beginning of a withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Afghanistan, a center piece of the administration’s “AfPak” strategy announced by President Obama in December 2009, now seems unlikely to amount to much.