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Iraq / Crisis / Gas Prices #1124751

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 19, 2014
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(Studio: Brian Williams) President Obama’s strategy for dealing with the advance of ISIS in Iraq introduced.

(White House: Chuck Todd) Plans to send military advisors to train & advise Iraqi security forces and gather intelligence featured; details given about Obama’s lack of confidence in Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and his reliance on Secretary of State John Kerry to lead a diplomatic effort. [OBAMA – says American combat troops are not going to be fighting in Iraq again.] [Former Ambassador to Iraq Christopher HILL†- says there's no military solution unless there's political improvement.] [Senator Marco RUBIO†- supports the creation of a concrete plan.] The role of Iran mentioned.

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Richard Engel) The reaction in Baghdad to the US response featured; details given about the presence of Iranian advisors working with the Iraqi army.

(Studio: Brian Williams) NASA satellite image showing smoke from the Baiji oil refinery in Iraq that was attacked by ISIS forces shown.

(Bethesda, Maryland: Tom Costello) The increase in gas and crude oil prices featured; average prices cited; details given about the role of middlemen in the fluctuation of prices. [Gasbuddy.com Patrick DeHAAN†- says the concern that the violence would threaten exports is behind the increase.] [RV traveler Joseph CURCIO†- says it can put a crimp in your plans.] [In Chicago, WOMAN, MAN – react to the price of gas.]

Williams, Brian;
Todd, Chuck;
Engel, Richard;
Costello, Tom

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