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NBC’s Engel: People Fleeing ‘War Zone Dynamic’ in El Salvador

Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” NBC News chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel  said people were fleeing a “war-zone dynamic” in Central America. Partial transcript as follows: TODD: Richard Engel returned last night from a trip to El Salvador where

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NBC’s Engel: Not Much Hope the Syria Ceasefire Lasts Full Seven Days

NBC News chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel reported on the Syria ceasefire agreement Saturday on MSNBC. According to Engel, there is “not very much hope” this ceasefire will last the full seven days. He said, “If that seven-day ceasefire can

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NBC’s Jacobs: WH ‘Trying To Play Politics’ In ISIS Fight

NBC News Terrorism Analyst Col. Jack Jacobs accused the White House of “trying to play politics” over whether US boots are being put on the ground to fight ISIS during a report aired on Wednesday’s “Today.” Jacobs stated, “Anybody in combat

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NBC Richard Engel: Obama’s Red Line in Syria Was Crossed Time and Again

Sunday on “Meet the Press,” while discussing the Syrian refugee crisis, NBC News’ chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel said of President Barack Obama’s Syrian policy “the administration drew red lines but they were crossed time and again.” Engel said, “War

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NBC’s Richard Engel: Strategy to Take Back Ramadi Almost Laughable

Tuesday on MSNBC’s “NewsNation,” NBC News chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel discussed the new strategy of the Obama administration’s coalition against ISIS to take back the city of Ramadi and called it “almost laughable.” Engel said, “The Iraqi government is not being

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Engel: Obama Admin Continuing Same ISIS Strategy ‘Definition of Stupidity’

Thursday on MSNBC’s “The Rundown With José Díaz-Balart,” while discussing ISIS now controlling more than half of Syria, NBC News’ chief foreign correspondent, Richard Engel said ISIS success “raises enormous questions” about the Obama administrations strategy. He added, “The definition

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Engel: Assessment of Middle East Not ‘Very Rosy’

NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel said “I don’t think we have a really very rosy picture of the Middle East right now” on Friday’s broadcast of “The Rundown with Jose Diaz-Balart” on MSNBC. Engel stated, “Well, I think

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NBC’s Engel: Arab World United with Israel Against Any Iran Nuke Deal

Thursday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,”  NBC News chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel said he has the unique perspective of bouncing between the Arab and Israel world and is stunned how they are united in opposition to a nuclear agreement

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Engel: Israel and Arab States United In ‘Opposition to US Policy’ on Iran

NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel reported Israel and Arab states such as Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Jordan were finding “common cause” in “their opposition to US policy” towards Iran on Tuesday’s “MSNBC Live.” “Israel, however, and several countries across

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Engel: Many in Military View Obama’s Middle East Policy as ‘Incoherent’

Friday on MSNBC’s “NewsNation,” NBC News’ chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel said many in the military and policy analysts have told him the Obama administration’s Middle East policies are “incoherent.” Engel said, “It is actually more contradictory than that, because

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Engel: Iranian-Backed Rebels ‘Almost Unopposed’ in Yemen

NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel reported that Iranian-backed rebels in Yemen are taking territory “almost unopposed” on Wednesday’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” on MSNBC. “It’s going from bad to worse for the US-backed government and the US-backed president who

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Engel: US Military Officials Think Yemen Could Be New Syria

NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel reported that US military officials he had spoken to “think that Yemen is on the path to becoming a new Syria” on Monday’s “NewsNation” on MSNBC. “I’ve spoke to US military officials who

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Engel: ISIS ‘Effectively Taking Over’ Libya

NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel declared that ISIS is “effectively taking over a new country” Libya on Tuesday’s “Morning Joe” on MSNBC. “I would not be overly optimistic that they [ISIS] are back on their heels, frankly. There’s

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NBC’s Engel: ‘Enormous Questions’ About Plausibility of Mosul Plan

Friday on MSNBC’s  “The Rundown With José Díaz-Balart,” while discussing the Obama administrations unusual move of  announcing a planned military assault on the Iraq city of Mosul, NBC News’ chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel said there are “enormous questions” about

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NBC’s Engel: ‘Incredibly Depressed’ By Chaos In Iraq

Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” after returning form Iraq, reporting from Istanbul,  NBC News’ chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel said he was “incredibly depressed” by the complete confusion and chaos Iraq has fallen into. When asked about the conditions

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Report: Kurds, US Advisers Complaining About US Help In ISIS Fight

NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel reported that both Kurdish fighters and American advisers are upset with the lack of support provided by the United States in the fight against ISIS on Friday’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” on MSNBC. “We