This week’s press screening of "Zero Dark Thirty" has yielded a new headline about the controversial film: that the depicted use of torture to get to Bin laden is dangerously misleading. Brooke discusses the controversy with journalist Peter Bergen, the author of Manhunt: the 10 year search for Osama Bin Laden from 9/11 to Abbottabad.
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A report from the New America Foundation has found that the Obama Administration has dramatically escalated its drone war in Yemen. Peter Bergen talks about the report’s findings and their regional implications.
Peter Bergen gives an account of the decade-long hunt for the world's most wanted man. In Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden—from 9/11 to Abbottabad, he gives new details of bin Laden’s flight after the defeat of the Taliban. As the only journalist to gain access to bin Laden’s Abbottabad compound before the Pakistani government demolished it, Bergen paints a vivid picture of bin Laden’s life in hiding and his struggle to maintain control of al-Qaeda.
Just over 15 years ago, Peter Arnett and Peter Bergen traveled to an isolated mud hut in the mountains of Eastern Afghanistan to interview the most notorious terrorist of all time, Osama bin Laden. Bergen, who produced the interview for CNN, has marked the anniversary with a new book that examines the ten-year search for the world’s most wanted man. Peter Bergen is the author of "Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden, from Nine-Eleven to Abbottabad."
Peter Bergen, CNN's national security analyst and author of The Longest War: The Enduring Conflict between America and Al-Qaeda, weighs in on the current state and future of the war on terror.
Peter Bergen, CNN's national security expert and author of Holy War, Inc.: Inside the Secret World of Osama Bin Laden and The Longest War: The Enduring Conflict between America and Al-Qaeda, offers an in-depth history of the War on Terror.
On Monday, federal agents including four SWAT teams converged on a house outside of Raleigh, North Carolina. They arrested Daniel Boyd, his two grown sons and four other young men allegedly being instructed in military techniques. The grand jury indicted Mr. Boyd on charges evolving from an apparent desire to go overseas and kill terrorists. Mr. Boyd, who had traveled to both Pakistan and Afghanistan for military-style training, had fought against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan. The federal indictment suggests the motive for the training was religious extremism and that Mr. Boyd was prepared to die as a martyr for his beliefs. For more, The Takeaway talks to Dave Dewitt, the Raleigh bureau chief for North Carolina Public Radio and to Peter Bergen, a fellow at the New America Foundation and author of Holy War, Inc.: Inside the Secret World of Osama bin Laden.