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Threats Persist in Al-Qaida Power Struggle | United Press International

May 25, 2011

Testifying alongside Frances Townsend, former homeland security adviser to President George W. Bush, and CNN terrorism analyst Peter Bergen, Hamilton said al-Qaida "will almost certainly attempt to avenge his death; however, that attack will not ...

Americans Self-Radicalized, Recruited | United Press International

May 25, 2011

Lee Hamilton, D-Ind., of the Bipartisan Policy Center and former co-chairman of the 9/11 Commission, Frances Townsend, former counterterrorism adviser to President George W. Bush, Peter Bergen, New America Foundation scholar, and Evan Kohlmann, ...

Dead? Alive? Who Is Mullah Omar? | CBS

May 24, 2011

Omar's official title is "The Commander of the Faithful," according to CNN's Peter Bergen, who was one of the last Westerners to see bin Laden before a team of Navy SEALs killed the terrorist leader. Bergen writes that "the title indicates that Mullah ...

Peter Bergen Discusses National Security Implications of Direct Talks between United States and Taliban before Senate

May 24, 2011

Amid reports that Germany is helping mediate secret, direct talks between the United States and the Afghan Taliban, New America Foundation’s Peter Bergen today testified before the Senate Committee of Foreign Relations to examine the current threat posed by al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Bin Laden Cache Reveals No Evidence of Imminent Threats | Reuters

May 23, 2011

"I haven't heard anything about imminent threats," said Peter Bergen, a counter-terrorism expert at the New American Foundation who once interviewed bin Laden. If there were information about a pending threat, Bergen said, US authorities would probably ...

A Critical Time in US-Pakistan Relations | The Express Tribune

May 22, 2011

Peter Bergen, CNN's security analyst announced “killing Bin Laden is the end of the war on terror”. The highly publicised death of Bin Laden is inspiring for some, but al Qaeda still exists and has spread throughout the globe. ...

New Tape Says NATO Wants To 'Steal Libya's Resources' | CNN

May 21, 2011

Saif al-Adel, a former Egyptian special forces officer, has been chosen as interim leader, according to CNN contributor Peter Bergen. Radical Islamic websites on Wednesday posted a similar Arab Spring audio message purportedly recorded by bin Laden ...

On Bin Laden, the Medium May Be the Message | Toronto Star

May 20, 2011

Bin Laden on a LazyBoy watching footage clearly was intended to undercut his image,” said New American Foundation's Peter Bergen, who has been chronicling bin Laden's life since interviewing him in the late 1990s. Winning “hearts and minds” has always ...

Yemeni Al Qaeda Angles for Power After Bin Laden's Death, Source Says | CNN

May 18, 2011

CNN contributor Peter Bergen reported that Saif al-Adel, who was once an Egyptian special forces officer, has been chosen by a council, according to a source with detailed knowledge of the group's inner workings. But al Qaeda affiliates such as AQAP ...

Obama To Visit CIA Headquarters Friday | CNN

May 18, 2011

... oversaw the May 2 raid, which was conducted by Navy SEALs and ended in the death of bin Laden. Saif al-Adel, a former Egyptian special forces officer, has been chosen as bin Laden's successor to lead al Qaeda, according to CNN contributor Peter Bergen.

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