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
January 16th, 2013
11:05 PM ET

Baer: 'Dangerous radical' took Americans

Former CIA Officer Bob Baer and CNN's Jill Dougherty report where extremists took American hostages in Algeria and why.

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Filed under: Terrorism
December 10th, 2012
11:44 PM ET

'Zero Dark Thirty' torture controversy

Editor's note: Peter Bergen and Bob Baer discuss reaction to interrogation scenes in a film that portrays the hunt for Osama bin Laden.

"Zero Dark Thirty" is a likely shoo-in, deservedly, for Oscar nominations for best director (Kathryn Bigelow) and best screenplay (Mark Boal) and perhaps a slew of other categories.

Jessica Chastain, who plays Maya, a CIA analyst who in the film is the key player in finding Osama bin Laden, is reminiscent of Cate Blanchett in both looks and talent. The movie is beautifully filmed, and the propulsive score moves the action forward effectively.

Leaving aside its obvious merits as a film, how well does Zero Dark Thirty tell the complex tale of the decade-long hunt for bin Laden after 9/11? It's a valid question to ask since, after all, Bigelow told The New Yorker's Dexter Filkins, "What we were attempting is almost a journalistic approach to film," and Boal told the Los Angeles Times, "I wanted to approach the story as a screenwriter but do the homework as a reporter."


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Filed under: Bob Baer • Osama bin Laden • Peter Bergen • Terrorism
October 17th, 2012
10:46 PM ET

Controversy over Obama's use of 'terror'

The second presidential debate led to new rhetoric from both sides on when Pres. Obama called the attack in Libya an act of terror. In question is the meaning behind his words on Sept. 12 in a statement he made in the Rose Garden; was he referring to the assault the night before on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, or was he talking about the 9/11 attacks in New York and Washington? Anderson Cooper reports.

Filed under: Libya • Mitt Romney • President Barack Obama • Terrorism
October 2nd, 2012
10:32 PM ET

'Investigators have to go' to Libya

Fran Townsend says although the crime scene is less valuable now, the U.S. should investigate the consulate attack in Benghazi, Libya.

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Filed under: Arwa Damon • Fran Townsend • Libya • Terrorism
October 2nd, 2012
08:23 PM ET

Exclusive: Arwa Damon describes what she saw in U.S. Consulate

CNN's Arwa Damon describes the scene inside the consulate in Benghazi, Libya after the deadly Sept. 11 attack.

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Filed under: Libya • Terrorism
September 28th, 2012
10:17 PM ET

Official: FBI security request in Libya not granted

A 360 exclusive report: A senior law enforcement official tells CNN’s Fran Townsend the FBI wanted the U.S. military to provide perimeter support in Benghazi following the deadly attack at the U.S. Consulate, but the request was not granted. Anderson talked about the news with Fran, former FBI Assistant Director Tom Fuentes and former CIA officer Bob Baer.

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Filed under: Libya • Terrorism
September 27th, 2012
11:46 PM ET

Baer: FBI needs more protection in Libya

Fran Townsend, Bob Baer and Jomana Karasheh discuss the security situation in Libya as the U.S. investigates the attack on the U.S. Consulate.

"The military and the FBI don't know what they're up against in Benghazi and they have to put a lot of force on the ground," Baer says. They need to plan for the possibility of an attack by going in with the right type of weaponry.

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Filed under: Libya • Terrorism
September 27th, 2012
09:20 PM ET

Sen. McCain: Libyans love America

Sen. John McCain talks about the way the Obama administration reacted to the attack on the U.S Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and the how challenging it will be for the Libyan government to control militias.

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Filed under: Libya • Senator John McCain • Terrorism
September 27th, 2012
06:05 PM ET

Tonight on AC360: McCain: Obama admin. naive or deceiving Americans

Can a crime scene that hasn't been secured 16 days after the incident still prove to be valuable to an investigation? That's a question many are asking about the U.S. Consulate in Libya. Tonight Anderson will get Sen. John McCain's response, as well as his perspective on the handling of intelligence before and after the attack.

McCain is outraged that the Obama administration at first pointed to an anti-Islamic video as the impetus for the violence. "They were either incredibly naive or willfully deceiving the American people," he said.


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Filed under: Libya • Senator John McCain • Terrorism
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