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Time for Urgent Debate on Afghanistan | CNN

June 8, 2011

I cannot say it any better than CNN's Peter Bergen, writing in The New Republic: Those who argue "the effort to secure Afghanistan is not a matter of vital US interest ... could not be more mistaken. Afghanistan and the areas of Pakistan that border it ...

U.S. Steps Up Hunt of Al Qaeda Leadership | Australian Broadcasting Corporation

June 6, 2011

PETER BERGEN, NEW AMERICAN FOUNDATION: Clearly the United States has kill orders out on a lot of people, because, you know, president Obama has authorised four times more drone strikes in his two years in office than George W. Bush did in his eight ...

In America, a Home-Grown Jihad | The Hindu

June 6, 2011

The American jihadists are a diverse crew: a study released this year by the Washington, DC-based New America Foundation showed 24% were of West Asian descent, 21% Caucasian, and 18% each Somali or Pakistani. Some were young, others old; some poor, ...

Afghanistan Should Not Be a Pakistani Client State, Again | International Business Times

June 3, 2011

Peter Bergen, one of the best-known experts on Afghanistan, asked at Tuesday's hearing, “[In] terms of the problems with negotiating with the Taliban, what do the Taliban really want? Have they described what the future of Afghanistan they want, ...

Afghanistan Should Not Be a Pakistani Client State, Again | International Business Times

June 3, 2011

Peter Bergen, one of the best-known experts on Afghanistan, asked at Tuesday's hearing, “[In] terms of the problems with negotiating with the Taliban, what do the Taliban really want? Have they described what the future of Afghanistan they want, ...

Bin Laden's Death: One Month Later | The Nation (Pakistan)

June 2, 2011

Within forty-eight hours of the successful raid into Abbotabad, Crown Publishers announced that terrorism analyst Peter Bergen would write “an immersive, definitive account of the operation that killed the world's most wanted man. ...

Terror Experts Warn of Post Bin Laden Attacks | Christian Broadcasting Network

May 26, 2011

This was a very big deal - bin Laden's death," said Peter Bergen, a counter-terrorism expert at the New American Foundation. But there were also concerns that Americans will grow complacent. "Too many people think that with bin laden dead, ...

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, ...

Peter Bergen Testifies on Threats to National Security before House Committee

May 25, 2011

New America Foundation's Peter Bergen testified today before the  House Committee on Homeland Security to examine the threats posed to the U.S. after the killing of Osama bin Laden. Mr. Bergen discussed the effects of the killing of bin Laden on core al-Qaeda goals and capabilities and al-Qaeda regional affiliates. He addressed the committee on the threats that emanate from Pakistan-based militant groups other than al-Qaeda in addition to threats from domestic militants motivated by jihadist terrorist ideas.

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 ...

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