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 […]

Why is this war hero being investigated? By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst   Updated 1:50 PM ET, Thu May 28, 2015 Lt. Col. Jason Amerine, pictured in 2001, played a key role in overthrowing the Taliban in Afghanistan. Story highlights Lt. Col. Jason Amerine, who helped liberate Afghanistan, faces probe in hostage disclosure […]

Peter Bergen: ¿Fue la muerte de Bin Laden una mentira? fecha: mayo 15, 2015 Seymour Hersh es uno de los gigantes del periodismo de investigación. Al inicio de su carrera, él dio a conocer la historia de la masacre de My Lai durante la cual cientos de civiles desarmados murieron a manos de soldados estadounidenses enVietnam en 1968. Hersh […]

Secrets of the bin Laden treasure-trove By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst   Updated 8:19 PM ET, Wed May 20, 2015 Story highlights U.S. releases unprecedented number of Osama bin Laden documents from 2011 raid Documents show bin Laden’s correspondence with family and al Qaeda associates Material paints complex portrait of the world’s most […]

Who are ISIS’ American recruits? By Peter Bergen and David Sterman   Updated 12:05 PM ET, Wed May 6, 2015 Story highlights Texas shooting suspect appeared to have pledged support for ISIS Peter Bergen: Several dozen Americans have backed ISIS, most of them young and active on social media Peter Bergen is CNN’s national security […]

Cartoon shooting in U.S. was inevitable By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst Two gunmen at a Mohammed cartoon event in Garland, Texas, were killed by police Violence aimed at those who draw cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed occurred in Europe Peter Bergen: It was only a matter of time before it happened in America […]

Bergen: The mystery of the Tsarnaev brothers By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst UPDATED: 10:54 PM EDT 05.16.15 The death sentence for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev may provide some kind of justice for the families of the four people that he and his older brother Tamerlan murdered, as well as the 16 victims […]

Was there a cover-up in bin Laden killing? By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst   Updated 9:06 PM ET, Mon May 11, 2015  Story highlights Investigative journalist Seymour Hersh contends that White House concealed real story of Osama bin Laden raid Peter Bergen: The evidence strongly suggests that Hersh’s account is false Peter Bergen […]