Eulogy for Sarah Bergen, delivered by Peter Bergen on September 15, 2015 at Holy Trinity Church in Georgetown, Washington DC. Sarah Elizabeth Lampert Bergen was born in Minnesota on April 24, 1936. Sarah was also known as “Sally” and in France she was known as “Sallie.” She was also both Mum and Grandma. Today I […]

The man who wouldn’t hand over bin Laden to the U.S. By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst   Updated 6:38 PM ET, Wed July 29, 2015 Story highlights Bergen: The Taliban leader lost control of his country when he refused to turn over Osama bin Laden to the U.S. Mullah Omar had a narrow world […]

Taliban’s Mullah Omar died in 2013, Afghan government says By Nick Paton Walsh, Peter Bergen and Jason Hanna, CNN Story highlights Haseeb Sediqi, spokesman for Afghanistan’s intelligence service, confirms Omar’s death He says Omar died in a mysterious way in a hospital in Pakistan in 2013 (CNN)Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar died in April 2013 […]

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 The golden age of terrorism,

The golden age of terrorism By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst, and Courtney Schuster   Updated 8:40 AM ET, Tue July 28, 2015 Story highlights Peter Bergen: We think of the current, post-9/11 era as the heyday of terrorism In fact, terrorist incidents in the ’70s exceeded today’s level of activity — and took […]

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 […]