World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth presents Peter Bergen
Journalist and best-selling author Peter Bergen, who gave the United States an early look at Osama bin Laden’s ambitions for war in a 1997 TV interview with the 9/11 mastermind, will focus on today’s terrorists with home ties when he speaks to a World Affairs Council breakfast program.
Bergen will outline challenges he discovered while researching his latest book, United States of Jihad: Investigating America’s Homegrown Terrorists. He touches on such topics as Americans involved in terroristic acts overseas and attacks on American soil, i.e., the Boston Marathon attack, the husband/wife team assault in San Bernardino and the number of American’s arrested for involvement in “ISIS-related crimes."
Bergen is a member of the Homeland Security Project, a successor to the 9/11 Commission, and also of the Aspen Homeland Security Group. He is on the editorial board of Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, a scholarly journal in the field, and has testified before multiple congressional committees about Afghanistan, Pakistan, al-Qaeda, drones and other terrorism-related issues.