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Pakistani Makes Drones for Peaceful Use But Business Risky | Reuters

June 23, 2011

According to the New America Foundation, which tracks drone strikes, between 1561 and 2461 people have been killed in 254 attacks, mainly in the country's restive tribal regions. Pakistani officials have criticized them, saying the strikes anger the ...

Obama: 'Al Qaeda Is Under More Pressure than at Any Time Since 9/11' | CNN

June 23, 2011

"Between the drone program, losing the war of ideas, their relevance, the bench depleted by captures or kills, the lack of success of attacks on the West -- all these things don't suggest a great deal of strength for al Qaeda," said Peter Bergen, ...

Talking to the Taliban: 'It Takes Two To Tango' | CNN

June 20, 2011

Peter Bergen, CNN national security analyst, notes that trying to negotiate with Omar, aka "The Commander of the Faithful," will be next to impossible. "The title indicates that Mullah Omar is not just the leader of the Taliban, but also of all Muslims ...

Is the U.S. Like Greece? | CNN

June 17, 2011

"The markets do react late, but when they react they react pretty sharply," said Carlos Cottarelli, director of fiscal affairs at the International Monetary Fund, during a Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget conference this week. ...

Analysis: Al-Zawahiri Takes Al Qaeda's Helm When Influence Is Waning | CNN

June 16, 2011

"It doesn't suggest a vast reservoir of accumulated goodwill for him," said Peter Bergen, CNN's national security analyst. When the founder and leader of any organization dies, it's a challenge to thrive. In al Qaeda's case, the road ahead is lined ...

Is the U.S. Like Greece? | CNN

June 16, 2011

"The markets do react late, but when they react they react pretty sharply," said Carlos Cottarelli, director of fiscal affairs at the International Monetary Fund, during a Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget conference this week. ...

Source: CIA Safe House Owner in Bin Laden Raid Arrested | CNN

June 15, 2011

Pakistani officials believe there were more than 100 American drone strikes in their country in 2010, a record, according to CNN national security analyst Peter Bergen. They think most of the casualties were foot soldiers or civilians, not high-value ...

Drones Soar in U.S. Plans for Future Aircraft Purchases | CNN

June 10, 2011

Just a few examples: There were 118 drone strikes in the al Qaeda and Taliban heavy Pakistan-Afghanistan border region of North and South Waziristan in 2010, up drastically from about 50 in 2009, according to a count by the New America Foundation. ...

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 ...

Debt Ceiling Talks: How To Cut $1 Trillion | CNN

May 31, 2011

"I take them at their word they are looking at $1 trillion," said Marc Goldwein, policy director for Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. "That would be an excellent start." And what exactly is on the chopping block? Details are thin, but clues ...

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