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July 25th, 2012
07:02 PM ET

What massacre means for national security

Wolf Blitzer asks Peter Bergen & Walter Isaacson if our national security is at risk in wake of the Colorado shooting.


Filed under: Colorado • homeland security • Interviews • National security • Peter Bergen • Terror • Walter Isaacson
May 7th, 2012
05:30 PM ET

Bergen: Bomb maker is 'most dangerous'

National security analyst Peter Bergen talks to CNN's Wolf Blitzer about a foiled plot to blow up a U.S.-bound jet.

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Filed under: Peter Bergen • Terror
March 17th, 2012
10:33 AM ET

Bergen: bin Laden 'focused' on Obama

By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst

Editor's note: Peter Bergen, CNN's national security analyst, is a director at the New America Foundation. His book "Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden; From 9/11 to Abbottabad" will be published on May 1.

Washington (CNN) – Tapping away at his computer in the study of the suburban compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, that he called home for the last years of his life, Osama bin Laden wrote memos urging his followers to continue to try to attack the United States, suggesting, for instance, they mount assassination attempts against President Obama and Gen. David Petraeus.

While he urged his organization on to attack America, bin Laden was also keenly aware that al Qaeda was in deep trouble because of the campaign of CIA drone strikes in Pakistan and also because the brutal tactics of his followers had alienated many Muslims.

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Filed under: Interviews • National security • Osama bin Laden • Peter Bergen