What if the Afghan elections actually work? By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst updated 8:37 AM EDT, Wed April 2, 2014 Meet Afghanistan’s next great hope for peace STORY HIGHLIGHTS Americans are dubious about the Afghanistan war, questioning what it achieved Peter Bergen says attention should be paid to the robust election campaign Candidates […]

Why the Saudis unfriended the U.S. By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst updated 7:18 PM EDT, Fri March 28, 2014 Allies at odds: U.S., Saudi leaders meet STORY HIGHLIGHTS U.S. has had alliance with Saudi Arabia since 1945; Obama met King Abudullah Friday Peter Bergen says the relationship is now at its lowest point […]

Plane takeovers a dangerous reality By Peter Bergen and Judd Smith updated 10:35 PM EDT, Sun March 16, 2014 STORY HIGHLIGHTS Peter Bergen: Emerging consensus suggests Malaysian airliner changed course Bergen: This suggests there was a human intervention, rather than a mechanical failure He says it’s likely a person or persons with non-political motives commandeered […]

Did terrorists take control of Flight 370? By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst updated 9:36 AM EDT, Tue March 18, 2014 Ground crew members wave to a Japanese Maritime Defense Force P3C patrol plane as it leaves the Royal Malaysian Air Force base in Subang, Malaysia, on Sunday, March 23, heading for Australia to […]

Pakistan sheltered Bin Laden? Prove it By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst updated 10:18 AM EDT, Fri March 21, 2014 Vice President Joe Biden, left, President Barack Obama, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, second from right, watch the mission to capture Osama bin Laden from the Situation Room in the White House on […]

Dianne Feinstein is no bomb thrower By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst updated 8:02 AM EDT, Wed March 12, 2014 Senate: CIA evidence suddenly disappeared STORY HIGHLIGHTS Sen. Feinstein accuses CIA of covertly removing documents from her staff’s computers Bergen: Feinstein longtime CIA supporter, so her statements aren’t easily dismissed Her staff’s report disputes […]

When passenger jets mysteriously disappear By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst updated 4:44 PM EDT, Tue March 11, 2014 Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crashed at San Francisco International Airport on July 6, 2013. The South Korean airline’s Boeing 777 fell short of its approach and crash-landed on the runway. Three people were killed and […]

Saturday, Mar 08, 2014 Cyberwar hits Ukraine,

Cyberwar hits Ukraine By Peter Bergen and Tim Maurer updated 10:09 AM EST, Fri March 7, 2014 Is Iran behind new cyberwar threats? STORY HIGHLIGHTS Ukrainian officials say phone services of members of parliament were targeted Authors: Cyberattack was also reported before Russian invasion of Georgia in 2008 They say attacks are easier than conventional warfare but can […]

Forecasts of terrorist apocalypse? Never mind By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst updated 12:15 PM EST, Wed February 26, 2014 >> STORY HIGHLIGHTS Before Sochi Olympics, predictions of terrorist action were rampant Peter Bergen says the Games were unaffected and predictions turned out to be wrong He says such forecasts fit into a long […]

Will the U.S. negotiate with terrorists? By Peter Bergen and Bailey Cahall updated 2:19 PM EST, Wed February 19, 2014 This undated image provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who has been held by insurgents in Pakistan since 2009. Extremely sensitive discussions are under way with intermediaries overseas to see if there is any ability to […]