Al Qaeda controls more territory than ever in Middle East By Peter Bergen and Jennifer Rowland updated 7:01 PM EST, Tue January 7, 2014 A man reacts after what activists said was an air raid by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the al-Marja district of Aleppo on Monday, December 23. The United Nations estimates more […]

  Al Qaeda controla más territorios que nunca en Oriente Medio Por Peter Bergen y Jennifer Rowland Nota del Editor: Peter Bergen es analista de seguridad nacional de CNN, director de la New America Foundation y el autor de Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for bin Laden – From 9/11 to Abbottabad (Cacería humana: La búsqueda de 10 años de bin Laden, desde el […]

Would NSA surveillance have stopped 9/11 plot? By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst updated 7:47 AM EST, Mon December 30, 2013 One World Trade Center rises above the lower Manhattan skyline in New York. Twelve years after terrorists destroyed the old World Trade Center, the new World Trade Center is becoming a reality in 2013, […]

Is al Qaeda outdoing the U.S. on truth telling? By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst updated 2:55 PM EST, Mon December 23, 2013 Al Qaeda apologizes for deadly attack STORY HIGHLIGHTS An al Qaeda leader apologized for hospital attack; U.S. mum on drone that hit wedding party Peter Bergen says al Qaeda arguably is doing […]

Tuesday, Dec 03, 2013 Hyping the terror threat?

Hyping the terror threat? By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst updated 2:16 PM EST, Tue December 3, 2013 Feinstein: ‘Terror is up worldwide’ STORY HIGHLIGHTS Heads of intelligence committees tell CNN U.S. is no safer than in 2011 Peter Bergen: Evidence suggests that fewer plots are being directed against the U.S. There’s little sign of […]

Rapping for al Qaeda in Syria By Peter Bergen and Tim Maurer updated 9:52 AM EST, Mon November 18, 2013 A rebel fighter fires his weapon as he stands amidst rubble and debris during clashes with Syrian government forces in Deir Ezzor, Syria on November 11. More than 100,000 people have been killed, according to the United Nations, […]

Did Obama keep his drone promises? By Peter Bergen and Jennifer Rowland updated 8:25 AM EDT, Fri October 25, 2013 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 President Obama […]

Syrian war’s brutality isn’t going away By Peter Bergen and Jennifer Rowland updated 5:32 PM EDT, Fri October 11, 2013 An opposition fighter from the Al-Ikhlas brigade guards a post in Deir Ezzor, Syria, on Wednesday, October 9. More than 100,000 people reportedly have been killed in Syria since a popular uprising spiraled into a civil war in […]

Good thing U.S. terrorist hunters weren’t furloughed By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst updated 7:30 AM EDT, Mon October 7, 2013 STORY HIGHLIGHTS Peter Bergen: After ‘Blackhawk Down’ disaster, U.S. stopped relying on special forces He says 9/11 led to renewed interest in using SEALs, other special forces Bergen: Weekend’s operations show Obama’s continued support […]

Al-Shabaab backed by money from U.S. By Peter Bergen and David Sterman updated 12:17 PM EDT, Sun September 29, 2013 Images released by the Kenyan Presidential Press Service on Thursday, September 26, show scenes of destruction in the parking deck outside the Westgate mall after the four-day siege by militants. STORY HIGHLIGHTS Bergen: Al-Shabaab bolstered not only by […]