How big a terror risk are former Guantanamo prisoners? By Peter Bergen and Bailey Cahall updated 1:31 PM EDT, Sun June 8, 2014 These are photos, obtained by WikiLeaks that match the names of the detainees released by the Department of Defense. The Department of Defense would neither confirm nor deny their accuracy.Khair Ulla Said Wali Khairkhwawas an […]

Right-wing extremists strike again By Peter Bergen and David Sterman updated 11:58 AM EDT, Tue June 10, 2014 Police and firefighters on the scene of the shooting at a Las Vegas Walmart, on Sunday, June 8. Two gunmen shot and killed two police officers eating lunch and then killed a third person at the Walmart. […]

Obama says goodbye to American hubris By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst updated 4:07 PM EDT, Wed May 28, 2014 President Barack Obama boards Air Force One before departing Bagram Air Field. Obama landed Sunday, May 25, in Afghanistan for an unannounced trip to visit with U.S. forces on Memorial Day weekend. He thanked the […]

Obama has put Pakistan drone war on hold By Peter Bergen and Emily Schneider updated 10:34 AM EDT, Fri May 23, 2014 A U.S. Air Force MQ-1 Predator UAV assigned to the California Air National Guard’s 163rd Reconnaissance Wing flies near the Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville, California, on January 7, 2012. STORY HIGHLIGHTS A year ago, […]

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 Drones will fill the sky,

Drones will fill the sky By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst updated 10:12 AM EDT, Tue May 13, 2014 Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, seated left, listens to an official during his visit to an aerospace exhibition in Tehran, Iran, on Sunday, May 11. The exhibition revealed an advanced CIA spy drone, at front, […]

What’s at stake in war against girls’ kidnappers? By Peter Bergen and Bailey Cahall updated 2:38 PM EDT, Tue May 6, 2014 A woman attends a demonstration Tuesday, May 6, that called for the Nigerian government to rescue more than 200 schoolgirls who were kidnapped last month in Chibok, Nigeria. The girls were taken by […]

Obama’s high-stakes drone war in Yemen By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst updated 1:08 PM EDT, Mon April 21, 2014 Second deadly air strike in Yemen STORY HIGHLIGHTS Suspected U.S. drone strikes hit two different locations in Yemen Peter Bergen says strikes are part of an aggressive war by U.S. against militants Estimates are that […]

U.S. right wing extremists more deadly than jihadists By Peter Bergen and David Sterman updated 5:29 PM EDT, Tue April 15, 2014 Frazier Glenn Cross, a 73-year-old Missouri man with a long history of spouting anti-Semitic rhetoric, is seen in a police car Sunday, April 13. He is suspected of fatally shooting three people: a boy and his […]

The man who inspired the Boston bombings By Peter Bergen and David Sterman updated 10:16 AM EDT, Fri April 11, 2014 Police say the dead suspect,Tamerlan Tsarnaev, is the man the FBI identified as Suspect 1. He was killed during the shootout with police in Watertown, Massachusetts, early April 19. He is pictured here at the 2010 New […]

Four things we learned about the Boston bombing By Peter Bergen and Jennifer Rowland updated 9:38 AM EDT, Tue April 8, 2014 Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, identified as Suspect 2, was captured in a Boston suburb on April 19 after a manhunt that shut down the city. STORY HIGHLIGHTS Authors: Much of what we thought we knew […]