NBC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 02, 2012
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(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The civil war in Syria updated; details given about the fighting in Aleppo, President Obama’s order approving covert CIA aid to the rebels to be coordinated from a command center in Adana, Turkey, U.N. envoy Kofi Annan’s resignation from his peace mission and Russia’s position; rebel video shown. [NBC correspondent Richard ENGEL – says the rebels need strategy.] [NBC national security analyst Michael LEITER- describes how the US military and intelligence community can support the rebels.] [Senator John McCAIN – says the US has not been doing what it can do.] [With Matt Lauer, British Prime Minister David CAMERON – says we should warn Syria against using chemical or biological weapons.] [Senator John KERRY – says American intervention is not going to resolve this.]