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April 15th, 2014
09:49 PM ET

Jihadist video could be a signal of a new al Qaeda plot

A video that was recently posted on a jihadist web site shows an al Qaeda leader telling at least 100 followers that he wants them to attack the United States. It was shot in Yemen and it is raising serious questions about what the U.S. really knows about al Qaeda's operations. Barbara Starr has the latest.

Anderson discussed this with national security analyst Peter Bergen.

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February 20th, 2014
09:50 PM ET

Who's behind the latest shoe bomb warning?

A known bomb-maker working for one of al Qaeda's most-feared factions is at the center of the latest shoe bomb warning. A federal official tells CNN, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's master bomb-maker Ibrahim al Asiri may be working on new ways of putting explosives in shoes and other containers. National Security Correspondent Jim Sciutto explains what this means for air passengers.

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January 29th, 2014
11:18 PM ET

What's behind a new warning about al Qaeda?

The top U.S. intelligence chief says al Qaeda has morphed into at least five factions in a dozen countries. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper also warned that one of the groups has set up training camps in Syria to plan attacks on the United States. Anderson discussed all of this with National Security Analyst Peter Bergen.

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August 13th, 2013
10:13 PM ET

New information on al Qaeda's intercepted messages

We are learning more about the intercepted al Qaeda messages that triggered the closure of 19 U.S. Embassies around the world, and a string of drone attacks. Intelligence sources tell CNN, American code breakers recognized words they believed signaled an attack was imminent. Anderson discussed this latest information with national security analysts Fran Townsend and Peter Bergen and former senior CIA and FBI official Philip Mudd.

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August 7th, 2013
10:39 PM ET

A "virtual meeting" of Al Qaeda's "Legion of Doom" reportedly intercepted by the U.S.

We are learning more about what may have triggered the global terror alert that closed U.S. embassies around the world. According to The Daily Beast it is a "virtual meeting" with more than 20 of Al Qaeda's top leaders, and it was intercepted by U.S. Intelligence. According to the report, one American official compared it to "a meeting of the Legion of Doom."  Anderson spoke with Daily Beast National Security Reporter Josh Rogin who helped break the story, and Former Homeland Security Advisor Fran Townsend.

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August 5th, 2013
09:48 PM ET

Al Qaeda triggers worldwide terror threat

CNN has learned that a message sent from Al Qaeda leader Ayman Al Zawahiri to an affiliate leader was the deciding factor that led to the closure of American embassies, and triggered a global travel alert.  But that was not the only intelligence that has U.S. counter-terror officials concerned.  Anderson gets the latest from Philip Mudd a senior official with the CIA and FBI, National security analyst Peter Bergen, and terrorism analyst Paul Cruikshank.

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March 12th, 2013
11:00 PM ET

Osama bin Laden's son-in-law captured

Peter Bergen and CBS News' John Miller analyze Osama Bin Laden's son-in-law's terrorism case.

Read more about Sulaiman Abu Ghaith

Read the indictment


Filed under: al Qaeda • Osama bin Laden • Peter Bergen • Terrorism
November 28th, 2012
10:43 PM ET

KTH: Questions about Benghazi talking points

Questions remain about the mixed messages over who omitted al Qaeda from Amb. Susan Rice's talking points on the consulate attack in Benghazi, Libya

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October 24th, 2012
10:26 PM ET

US Intel believes some Benghazi attackers tied to al Qaeda in Iraq

U.S. intelligence believes that assailants connected to al Qaeda in Iraq were among the core group that attacked the diplomatic mission in Benghazi, a U.S. government official told CNN.

That would represent the second al Qaeda affiliate associated with the deadly September 11 attack that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.

Previously, intelligence officials said there were signs of connections to al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, the North African wing of the terror group.

The revelation that members of al Qaeda in Iraq are suspected of involvement in the Libya attack comes at a time when there is a growing number of fighters from that group also taking part in the Syrian civil war.

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June 6th, 2012
10:23 PM ET

Henry Crumpton: Al Qaeda may not recover

Anderson Cooper talks with a former CIA deputy chief about the significance of the death of Abu Yahya al-Libi.

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