- Peter Bergen: Trump fell back on a familiar mélange of empty slogans and false claims to describe what he'd do
- Bergen: Clinton, by contrast, had some sensible policy proposals, including a no-fly zone over northern Syria
Peter Bergen is CNN's national security analyst, a vice president at New America and a professor of practice at Arizona State University. He is the author of "United States of Jihad: Investigating America's Homegrown Terrorists." The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)Since the U.S. president as commander in chief controls the world's most powerful military, it was sobering to watch Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton debate national security issues on Sunday night.