Brett McGurk

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Brett McGurk says : "You have to have a consensus on the legal basis of what you're doing," External link

npr Wednesday, October 30, 2019 6:56:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk told : "And the only legal basis, the only legal reason we're there, is ISIS," External link

npr Wednesday, October 30, 2019 6:56:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk said : "The president probably had the opportunity to talk to the commanders on the ground”. Perhaps – except that American, and for that matter British, commanders do not generally talk in that manner that about their adversaries, I have found in my time with them in places like draft dodger may not have. Away from presentation, there are important differences between the importance of Bin Laden and Baghdadi when the end came for them. The al-Qaeda leader, hidden in his sanctuary in the Pakistani garrison town of Abbottabad, kept in regular and extensive contact with his chain of command in Pakistan and abroad. As al-Qaeda became a global franchise, authority was, necessarily, delegated on a number of issues. But evidence has emerged of a surprising amount of international liaison between the different groups while Bin Laden remained, until the end, a revered chief. That is not quite the case with Baghdadi. Former Isis members have pointed out that to be a Caliph, one must be the head of an Islamic state and implement Islamic law. A pledge of allegiance to a Caliph (bay’ah) is a contract and when the Caliph is no longer in charge of a state, that contract falls into abeyance. It could be argued that Ayman al-Zawahiri, who took over as the head of al-Qaeda, has been, since the caliphate collapsed, a far more potent figure in the world of international jihad than the leader of Isis. As Nathan Sales, the State Department’s Counter-terrorism Coordinator pointed out three months ago “ al-Qaeda has been strategic and patient over the past several years. It let Isis absorb the brunt of the world’s counter-terrorism efforts while patiently reconstituting itself”. On the run, Baghdadi had little means to exercise command and control. Without a friendly state to protect him, and being the subject of an intense hunt, made need for utmost secrecy imperative, which in turn meant communications had to be kept to a bare minimum. As Brett McGurk, who had served in senior national security positions under George W Bush , Obama and also Trump pointed out recently, Isis used the Syrian town of Manbij for “planning major attacks in Europe”. This was stopped by the Kurds. “After the Paris attacks and threats growing, we enabled the [Kurdish led] SDF, over Turkey’s objections, to seize Manbij," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, October 30, 2019 6:46:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk writes : “Turkey also has some explaining to do,” External link

yakimaherald Wednesday, October 30, 2019 2:10:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said : "The president probably had the opportunity to talk to the commanders on the ground”. Perhaps – except that American, and for that matter British, commanders do not generally talk in that manner that about their adversaries, I have found in my time with them in places like and As al-Qaeda became a global franchise, authority was, necessarily, delegated on a number of issues. But evidence has emerged of a surprising amount of international liaison between the different groups while Bin Laden remained, until the end, a revered chief. That is not quite the case with Baghdadi. Former Isis members have pointed out that to be a Caliph, one must be the head of an Islamic state and implement Islamic law. A pledge of allegiance to a Caliph (bay’ah) is a contract and when the Caliph is no longer in charge of a state, that contract falls into abeyance. It could be argued that Ayman al-Zawahiri, who took over as the head of al-Qaeda, has been, since the caliphate collapsed, a far more potent figure in the world of international jihad than the leader of Isis. As Nathan Sales, the State Department’s Counter-terrorism Coordinator pointed out three months ago “ al-Qaeda has been strategic and patient over the past several years. It let Isis absorb the brunt of the world’s counter-terrorism efforts while patiently reconstituting itself”. On the run, Baghdadi had little means to exercise command and control. Without a friendly state to protect him, and being the subject of an intense hunt, made need for utmost secrecy imperative, which in turn meant communications had to be kept to a bare minimum. As Brett McGurk, who had served in senior national security positions under George W Bush , Obama and also Trump pointed out recently, Isis used the Syrian town of Manbij for “planning major attacks in Europe”. This was stopped by the Kurds. “After the Paris attacks and threats growing, we enabled the [Kurdish led] SDF, over Turkey’s objections, to seize Manbij," External link

independent-UK Monday, October 28, 2019 11:26:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk said : “Like it or not but it’s owned by the Syrian SYP,” External link

yalibnan Monday, October 28, 2019 12:23:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said : “Like it or not but it’s owned by the Syrian SYP,” External link

yalibnan Sunday, October 27, 2019 4:38:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said : “Like it or not but it’s owned by the Syrian SYP,” External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, October 26, 2019 11:18:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk said : “Like it or not but it’s owned by the Syrian SYP,” External link

yalibnan Saturday, October 26, 2019 6:02:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk said : "Like it or not but it's owned by the Syrian SYP," External link

news-yahoo Saturday, October 26, 2019 9:29:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said : "Like it or not but it's owned by the Syrian SYP," External link

afp-en Saturday, October 26, 2019 4:21:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said : "How would a small residual US force be sustained without land supply," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 24, 2019 4:58:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said ( about Kurdistan Region ) : "Under the Putin-Erdogan deal, the Syrian regime will take control of the main border crossings with the Iraqi Kurdistan Region at [Faysh Khabur] and Rabiya," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 24, 2019 4:58:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk added ( about Vladimir Putin ) : "Putin and Erdogan want us out," "That's been their plan for some time. What they agreed to yesterday makes it very difficult to realistically maintain a US presence, let alone one that might meaningfully impact the situation on the ground in Syria or against ISIS" External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 24, 2019 4:58:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said : "How would a small residual US force be sustained without land supply," "Extremely difficult and high risk. In military affairs, you don't preserve options after making a catastrophic decision without thought or preparation. You foreclose them, as last three weeks demonstrate" External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 24, 2019 4:58:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said : "This is the problem of not having a national security process - a process where, before a president says things, he would have some deliberation," External link

aljazeera-en Wednesday, October 23, 2019 2:51:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk said ( about Donald Trump ) : "That influence has evaporated from the moment Trump said leave in December, to cutting the force in half and now by cutting the force by whatever it is," "This is not deliberate policy, these are spasms" External link

aljazeera-en Wednesday, October 23, 2019 2:51:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk rappelé : «qu’on le veuille ou non» External link

lexpressiondz Wednesday, October 23, 2019 5:13:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said : “This is the problem of not having a national security process -- a process where, before a president says things, he would have some deliberation,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, October 23, 2019 4:31:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said ( about Donald Trump ) : “That influence has evaporated from the moment Trump said leave in December, to cutting the force in half and now by cutting the force by whatever it is,” “This is not deliberate policy, these are spasms” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, October 23, 2019 4:31:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said : "It's really not possible for us to exploit those oil resources unless we want to be oil smugglers," "Like it or not, it (the oil) is owned by the Syrian state" External link

globalsecurity Wednesday, October 23, 2019 2:04:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said : "This is the problem of not having a national security process -- a process where, before a president says things, he would have some deliberation," External link

brownsvilleherald Wednesday, October 23, 2019 1:23:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said ( about Donald Trump ) : "That influence has evaporated from the moment Trump said leave in December, to cutting the force in half and now by cutting the force by whatever it is," "This is not deliberate policy, these are spasms" External link

brownsvilleherald Wednesday, October 23, 2019 1:23:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said : "This is the problem of not having a national security process -- a process where, before a president says things, he would have some deliberation," External link

hjnews Wednesday, October 23, 2019 1:04:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said ( about Donald Trump ) : "That influence has evaporated from the moment Trump said leave in December, to cutting the force in half and now by cutting the force by whatever it is," "This is not deliberate policy, these are spasms" External link

hjnews Wednesday, October 23, 2019 1:04:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said : "This is the problem of not having a national security process -- a process where, before a president says things, he would have some deliberation," External link

wsoctv Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:27:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said ( about Donald Trump ) : "That influence has evaporated from the moment Trump said leave in December, to cutting the force in half and now by cutting the force by whatever it is," "This is not deliberate policy, these are spasms" External link

wsoctv Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:27:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said : "This is the problem of not having a national security process -- a process where, before a president says things, he would have some deliberation," External link

fox13memphis Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:24:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said ( about Donald Trump ) : "That influence has evaporated from the moment Trump said leave in December, to cutting the force in half and now by cutting the force by whatever it is," "This is not deliberate policy, these are spasms" External link

fox13memphis Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:24:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said : "This is the problem of not having a national security process -- a process where, before a president says things, he would have some deliberation," External link

seattlepi Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:15:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said ( about Donald Trump ) : "That influence has evaporated from the moment Trump said leave in December, to cutting the force in half and now by cutting the force by whatever it is," "This is not deliberate policy, these are spasms" External link

seattlepi Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:15:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said : “This is the problem of not having a national security process — a process where, before a president says things, he would have some deliberation,” External link

seattletimes Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:02:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said ( about Donald Trump ) : “That influence has evaporated from the moment Trump said leave in December, to cutting the force in half and now by cutting the force by whatever it is,” “This is not deliberate policy, these are spasms” External link

seattletimes Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:02:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said : “This is the problem of not having a national security process — a process where, before a president says things, he would have some deliberation,” External link

680news Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:56:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk said ( about Donald Trump ) : “That influence has evaporated from the moment Trump said leave in December, to cutting the force in half and now by cutting the force by whatever it is,” “This is not deliberate policy, these are spasms” External link

680news Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:56:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk said : "This is the problem of not having a national security process -- a process where, before a president says things, he would have some deliberation," External link

kiro7 Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:54:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk said ( about Donald Trump ) : "That influence has evaporated from the moment Trump said leave in December, to cutting the force in half and now by cutting the force by whatever it is," "This is not deliberate policy, these are spasms" External link

kiro7 Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:54:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk said : “This is the problem of not having a national security process -- a process where, before a president says things, he would have some deliberation,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:28:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk said ( about Donald Trump ) : “That influence has evaporated from the moment Trump said leave in December, to cutting the force in half and now by cutting the force by whatever it is,” “This is not deliberate policy, these are spasms” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:28:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk said : "It's really not possible for us to exploit those oil resources unless we want to be oil smugglers," "Like it or not, it [the oil] is owned by the Syrian state" External link

globalsecurity Tuesday, October 22, 2019 8:31:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said : “Maybe Trump should have thought about this before he basically made a decision that unraveled the tapestry that had been working pretty well,” External link

washtimes Tuesday, October 22, 2019 12:30:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk added : “Our ability to affect the course of events in Syria , particularly now, are extremely limited,” “And trying to do more I think, we’re going to dig the hole even deeper” External link

washtimes Tuesday, October 22, 2019 12:30:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said : "I presided over the campaign against ISIS," External link

shafaaq Sunday, October 20, 2019 2:10:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk said : "I think the Americans, at this point, are a sideshow," "And I think anyone who thinks that we can meaningfully control or influence this situation is mistaken. We might be able to buy some pauses here and there, but this will now be worked out by other powers as we evacuate the country" External link

npr Friday, October 18, 2019 11:20:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk said : "I think the Americans, at this point, are a sideshow," "And I think anyone who thinks that we can meaningfully control or influence this situation is mistaken. We might be able to buy some pauses here and there, but this will now be worked out by other powers as we evacuate the country" External link

npr Friday, October 18, 2019 8:25:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk said : “just ratified Turkey’s plan to effectively extend its border 30 kilometres into Syria with no ability to meaningfully influence facts on the ground,” External link

themalaymailonline Friday, October 18, 2019 5:47:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said : "just ratified Turkey's plan to effectively extend its border 30 kilometres into Syria with no ability to meaningfully influence facts on the ground," External link

channelnewsasia Friday, October 18, 2019 4:31:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said : "just ratified Turkey's plan to effectively extend its border 30 kilometers (18 miles) into Syria with no ability to meaningfully influence facts on the ground," External link

digitaljournal Friday, October 18, 2019 3:38:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said : "just ratified Turkey's plan to effectively extend its border 30 kilometers (18 miles) into Syria with no ability to meaningfully influence facts on the ground," External link

pulse Friday, October 18, 2019 3:11:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said : "just ratified Turkey's plan to effectively extend its border 30 kilometers (18 miles) into Syria with no ability to meaningfully influence facts on the ground," External link

yahoo-au Friday, October 18, 2019 2:34:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk wrote : “The US just ratified Turkey’s plan to effectively extend its border 30km into Syria with no ability to meaningfully influence facts on the ground. Turkey says it’s the entire border from the Euphrates to Iraq (450x30km) to be controlled by its military forces. Non-implementable,” External link

eastidahonews Friday, October 18, 2019 12:44:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk wrote ( about Tal Abyad ) : “Turkey refused repeated and detailed requests to seal its side of the [Tal Abyad] border with US help and assistance,” External link

newstatesman Wednesday, October 16, 2019 6:23:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk warned : “Isis is surely preparing to reconstitute in the maelstrom,” External link

newstatesman Wednesday, October 16, 2019 6:23:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk told : “I think we are likely to see a significant comeback by ISIS,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, October 14, 2019 10:50:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk told : “I think we are likely to see a significant comeback by ISIS,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, October 14, 2019 3:38:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said : "There will be serious consequences for our national security well beyond Syria," External link

nbcnews Sunday, October 13, 2019 5:33:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk said : "There will be serious consequences for our national security well beyond Syria," External link

nbcnews Sunday, October 13, 2019 4:45:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk said : “Trump tonight after one call with a foreign leader provided a gift to Russia, Iran, and ISIS,” External link

thehill Sunday, October 13, 2019 12:30:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk wrote : "Turkish forces have fired on a declared U.S. military outpost in northern Syria. Turkey knows all of our locations down to the precise grid coordinate as confirmedonly two hours ago. This was not a mistake," External link

globalsecurity Saturday, October 12, 2019 8:50:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk wrote : “Turkish forces have fired on a declared U.S. military outpost in northern Syria. Turkey knows all of our locations down to the precise grid coordinate as confirmed…only two hours ago. ,” External link

rferl Saturday, October 12, 2019 4:38:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk souligne : “Le retrait complet des forces américaines fait disparaître du paysage la seule puissance militaire capable de rivaliser avec la Russie et d’influer sur l’avenir de la Syrie” External link

courrierinternational Friday, October 11, 2019 10:41:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk said : “impulsive decisions with no knowledge or deliberation,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, October 9, 2019 6:24:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk said : "Presidents do a lot of things, but the most consequential are decisions of war and peace like this, and you can't make decisions on a haphazard basis after a single call with a foreign leader," External link

npr Wednesday, October 9, 2019 5:13:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk said : “This looks to be another reckless decision made without deliberation or consultation following a call with a foreign leader,” External link

nytimes Wednesday, October 9, 2019 4:39:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said : “impulsive decisions with no knowledge or deliberation,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, October 9, 2019 2:18:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk wrote ( about Donald Trump ) : “Donald Trump is not a Commander-in-Chief. He makes impulsive decisions with no knowledge or deliberation. He sends military personnel into harm’s way with no backing. He blusters and then leaves our allies exposed when adversaries call his bluff or he confronts a hard phone call” External link

nytimes Tuesday, October 8, 2019 9:40:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk tells : "So when you say, 'We're going to allow Turkey to come in and fight the force we helped build,' it makes it very difficult for us to even stay at all," External link

npr Tuesday, October 8, 2019 9:02:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk says ( about Assad ) : "The Russians are listening to this. The Iranians are listening this. This Assad regime are listening to this," "It increases the risk for personnel out there in the field, and it increases the risk for our country because it will be harder for us to work with allies. The value of an American handshake really depreciates when you make decisions like this" External link

npr Tuesday, October 8, 2019 9:02:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk said : "Turkey has neither the intent, desire, nor capacity to manage 60k detainees in al Hol camp, which State and DoD IGs warn is the nucleus for a resurgent ISIS," "Believing otherwise is a reckless gamble with our national security" External link

newsweek-USA Tuesday, October 8, 2019 6:24:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk disse ( about Sao ) : “Trump toma decisões impulsivas, sem conhecimento de causa ou deliberação. Ele blefa e deixa nossos aliados expostos, enquanto os adversários pagam para ver. São objetivos minimalistas de um presidente minimalista, sem base em fatos, sem estudo de opções ou sem considerar contingências” External link

estadao Tuesday, October 8, 2019 5:37:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk added ( about Donald Trump ) : "Donald Trump is not a Commander-in-Chief" External link

haaretz Tuesday, October 8, 2019 5:01:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk wrote ( about Donald Trump ) : “Donald Trump is not a Commander-in-Chief,” “He makes impulsive decisions with no knowledge or deliberation. He sends military personnel into harm’s way with no backing. He blusters and then leaves our allies exposed when adversaries call his bluff or he confronts a hard phone call” External link

politico Tuesday, October 8, 2019 4:44:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk said ( about Donald Trump ) : "Donald Trump is not a Commander-in-Chief," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, October 8, 2019 4:38:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk wrote ( about Donald Trump ) : “Bottom line: Trump tonight after one call with a foreign leader provided a gift to Russia, Iran, and ISIS,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, October 8, 2019 9:00:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said ( about Donald Trump ) : "Donald Trump is not a Commander-in-Chief. He makes impulsive decisions with no knowledge or deliberation. He sends military personnel into harm's way with no backing. He blusters and then leaves our allies exposed when adversaries call his bluff or he confronts a hard phone call," External link

irishsun Tuesday, October 8, 2019 3:46:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk added : "Bottom line: Trump tonight after one call with a foreign leader provided a gift to Russia, Iran, and ISIS," External link

irishsun Tuesday, October 8, 2019 3:46:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said ( about Donald Trump ) : "Donald Trump is not a Commander-in-Chief. He makes impulsive decisions with no knowledge or deliberation. He sends military personnel into harm's way with no backing. He blusters and then leaves our allies exposed when adversaries call his bluff or he confronts a hard phone call," External link

polandsun Tuesday, October 8, 2019 2:11:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk added : "Bottom line: Trump tonight after one call with a foreign leader provided a gift to Russia, Iran, and ISIS," External link

polandsun Tuesday, October 8, 2019 2:11:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said ( about Donald Trump ) : "Bottom line: Trump tonight after one call with a foreign leader provided a gift to Russia, Iran and ISIS," External link

aljazeera-en Monday, October 7, 2019 9:41:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk said : “This looks to be another reckless decision made without deliberation or consultation following a call with a foreign leader,” External link

nytimes Monday, October 7, 2019 9:21:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk wrote ( about Donald Trump ) : “Donald Trump is not a Commander-in-Chief,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, October 7, 2019 5:43:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk says : "Turkey has neither the intent, desire, nor capacity to manage" External link

news-yahoo Monday, October 7, 2019 5:43:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk said : “Turkey has neither the intent, desire, nor capacity to manage 60k detainees in al Hol camp, which State and DoD IGs warn is the nucleus for a resurgent ISIS,” “Believing otherwise is a reckless gamble with our national security” External link

thehill Monday, October 7, 2019 4:50:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk said : "The [White House] statement tonight on Syria after Trump spoke with Erdogan demonstrates a complete lack of understanding of anything happening on the ground," "The 'United States' is not holding any ISIS detainees. They are all being held by the SDF, which Trump just served up to Turkey" External link

CBC Monday, October 7, 2019 4:25:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk said ( about Donald Trump ) : “Donald Trump is not a Commander-in-Chief,” External link

thedailybeast Monday, October 7, 2019 1:46:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk said : “Our objectives have increased, and then the president says pull out all your resources, or 50% of your resources,” External link

al-monitor Wednesday, September 25, 2019 8:28:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said : “This is a worthy diplomatic initiative but it needs to be resourced,” External link

nytimes Sunday, September 15, 2019 5:00:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said : “This is a worthy diplomatic initiative but it needs to be resourced,” External link

nytimes Thursday, September 12, 2019 10:32:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk told : "We've got to have some focused priorities, and al-Hol is really critical," External link

globalsecurity Thursday, September 12, 2019 7:38:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said : "I hope the U.S. steps up to this because it's very serious," "It's central to our national security interests" External link

globalsecurity Thursday, September 12, 2019 7:38:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk told : "We've got to have some focused priorities, and al-Hol is really critical," External link

irishsun Wednesday, September 11, 2019 10:21:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk said : "I hope the U.S. steps up to this because it's very serious," "It's central to our national security interests" External link

irishsun Wednesday, September 11, 2019 10:21:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk said : “We know what happens in these prisons," he said, noting such centers had served as incubators for al-Qaida in Iraq leader Abu Musab al Zarqawi, as well as IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. "I hope the U.S. steps up to this because it's very serious,” External link

voanews-sw Wednesday, September 11, 2019 9:37:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk said : “We know what happens in these prisons," he said, noting such centers had served as incubators for al-Qaida in Iraq leader Abu Musab al Zarqawi, as well as IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. "I hope the U.S. steps up to this because it's very serious,” External link

voanews Wednesday, September 11, 2019 8:51:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk noted : “There was never really a national security process that connected to the president. If you don’t have a connection to the president there’s not much of a meaningful process,” External link

al-monitor Wednesday, September 11, 2019 2:26:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk wrote : “The strategy that Trump dismantled offered the United States its only real chance … [at] preventing an ISIS resurgence,” External link

washtimes Tuesday, August 20, 2019 9:07:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk wrote : “I have sat in meetings with Erdogan and heard him describe the nearly 400 miles between Aleppo and Mosul as a ‘Turkish security zone,’ and his actions have backed up his words,” External link

israelnationalnews Wednesday, August 14, 2019 9:08:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk wrote : “I have sat in meetings with Erdogan and heard him describe the nearly 400 miles between Aleppo and Mosul as a ‘Turkish security zone,’ and his actions have backed up his words,” External link

al-monitor Tuesday, August 13, 2019 6:09:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk said : “It’s a government that wants us present,” External link

nytimes Thursday, May 30, 2019 3:34:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk says ( about Recep Tayyip Erdogan ) : “This operation was not a response to any genuine threat but a product of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s ambition to extend Turkey ’s borders, which he feels were unfairly drawn by the 1923 Treaty of Lausanne” External link

hurriyetdailynews Friday, April 26, 2019 2:51:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk wrote ( about Donald Trump ) : "True: the ISIS 'caliphate' is near finished thanks to the campaign plan designed under Obama and carried forward under Trump. It's a good story for America," External link

click2houston Thursday, March 21, 2019 12:43:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said : “the Raqqa campaign is underway. These are critical elements in the ultimate defeat of Daesh but this will be a long term effort,” External link

iraqinews Friday, March 15, 2019 9:06:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk wrote : “The Syrian opposition forces (Turkey) backs are marbled with extremists and number too few to constitute an effective challenge to Assad or a plausible alternative to the SDF,” External link

middleeastmonitor Tuesday, February 19, 2019 12:43:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk wrote : “The Syrian opposition forces (Turkey) backs are marbled with extremists and number too few to constitute an effective challenge to Assad or a plausible alternative to the SDF,” External link

ekurd Monday, February 18, 2019 4:21:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk wrote : “The Syrian opposition forces (Turkey) backs are marbled with extremists and number too few to constitute an effective challenge to Assad or a plausible alternative to the SDF,” External link

alarabiya-en Monday, February 18, 2019 12:31:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk wrote : “The Syrian opposition forces (Turkey) backs are marbled with extremists and number too few to constitute an effective challenge to Assad or a plausible alternative to the SDF,” External link

middleeastmonitor Monday, February 18, 2019 8:12:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk wrote : "The Syrian opposition forces (Turkey) backs are marbled with extremists and number too few to constitute an effective challenge to Assad or a plausible alternative to the SDF," External link

trust2 Monday, February 18, 2019 12:35:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk wrote : "The Syrian opposition forces (Turkey) backs are marbled with extremists and number too few to constitute an effective challenge to Assad or a plausible alternative to the SDF," External link

wsau Sunday, February 17, 2019 10:15:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk wrote : “The recent decision by the president came as a shock and was a complete reversal of policy that was articulated to us,” External link

time Tuesday, February 5, 2019 11:28:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk said : "There is no plan for what's coming next" External link

irishsun Tuesday, February 5, 2019 11:07:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk dit : "Le président a été clair, nous partons. Et cela signifie que nos troupes doivent avoir clairement une mission : se retirer, et se retirer en sécurité" External link

lexpress Monday, January 21, 2019 8:44:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk afirmou : "não há plano para o futuro" External link

uol Monday, January 21, 2019 1:57:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk disse : "O presidente deixou claro. Vamos embora. E isso significa que, na verdade, nossas forças deveriam ter uma única missão: sair de lá e fazer isso sãs e salvas" External link

uol Monday, January 21, 2019 1:57:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk afirmou : "não há plano para o futuro" External link

em Monday, January 21, 2019 1:40:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk disse : "O presidente deixou claro. Vamos embora. E isso significa que, na verdade, nossas forças deveriam ter uma única missão: sair de lá e fazer isso sãs e salvas" External link

em Monday, January 21, 2019 1:40:00 PM EAT



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Brett McGurk says : "You have to have a consensus on the legal basis of what you're doing," External link

npr Wednesday, October 30, 2019 6:56:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk told : "And the only legal basis, the only legal reason we're there, is ISIS," External link

npr Wednesday, October 30, 2019 6:56:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk said : "The president probably had the opportunity to talk to the commanders on the ground”. Perhaps – except that American, and for that matter British, commanders do not generally talk in that manner that about their adversaries, I have found in my time with them in places like draft dodger may not have. Away from presentation, there are important differences between the importance of Bin Laden and Baghdadi when the end came for them. The al-Qaeda leader, hidden in his sanctuary in the Pakistani garrison town of Abbottabad, kept in regular and extensive contact with his chain of command in Pakistan and abroad. As al-Qaeda became a global franchise, authority was, necessarily, delegated on a number of issues. But evidence has emerged of a surprising amount of international liaison between the different groups while Bin Laden remained, until the end, a revered chief. That is not quite the case with Baghdadi. Former Isis members have pointed out that to be a Caliph, one must be the head of an Islamic state and implement Islamic law. A pledge of allegiance to a Caliph (bay’ah) is a contract and when the Caliph is no longer in charge of a state, that contract falls into abeyance. It could be argued that Ayman al-Zawahiri, who took over as the head of al-Qaeda, has been, since the caliphate collapsed, a far more potent figure in the world of international jihad than the leader of Isis. As Nathan Sales, the State Department’s Counter-terrorism Coordinator pointed out three months ago “ al-Qaeda has been strategic and patient over the past several years. It let Isis absorb the brunt of the world’s counter-terrorism efforts while patiently reconstituting itself”. On the run, Baghdadi had little means to exercise command and control. Without a friendly state to protect him, and being the subject of an intense hunt, made need for utmost secrecy imperative, which in turn meant communications had to be kept to a bare minimum. As Brett McGurk, who had served in senior national security positions under George W Bush , Obama and also Trump pointed out recently, Isis used the Syrian town of Manbij for “planning major attacks in Europe”. This was stopped by the Kurds. “After the Paris attacks and threats growing, we enabled the [Kurdish led] SDF, over Turkey’s objections, to seize Manbij," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, October 30, 2019 6:46:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk writes : “Turkey also has some explaining to do,” External link

yakimaherald Wednesday, October 30, 2019 2:10:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said : "The president probably had the opportunity to talk to the commanders on the ground”. Perhaps – except that American, and for that matter British, commanders do not generally talk in that manner that about their adversaries, I have found in my time with them in places like and As al-Qaeda became a global franchise, authority was, necessarily, delegated on a number of issues. But evidence has emerged of a surprising amount of international liaison between the different groups while Bin Laden remained, until the end, a revered chief. That is not quite the case with Baghdadi. Former Isis members have pointed out that to be a Caliph, one must be the head of an Islamic state and implement Islamic law. A pledge of allegiance to a Caliph (bay’ah) is a contract and when the Caliph is no longer in charge of a state, that contract falls into abeyance. It could be argued that Ayman al-Zawahiri, who took over as the head of al-Qaeda, has been, since the caliphate collapsed, a far more potent figure in the world of international jihad than the leader of Isis. As Nathan Sales, the State Department’s Counter-terrorism Coordinator pointed out three months ago “ al-Qaeda has been strategic and patient over the past several years. It let Isis absorb the brunt of the world’s counter-terrorism efforts while patiently reconstituting itself”. On the run, Baghdadi had little means to exercise command and control. Without a friendly state to protect him, and being the subject of an intense hunt, made need for utmost secrecy imperative, which in turn meant communications had to be kept to a bare minimum. As Brett McGurk, who had served in senior national security positions under George W Bush , Obama and also Trump pointed out recently, Isis used the Syrian town of Manbij for “planning major attacks in Europe”. This was stopped by the Kurds. “After the Paris attacks and threats growing, we enabled the [Kurdish led] SDF, over Turkey’s objections, to seize Manbij," External link

independent-UK Monday, October 28, 2019 11:26:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk said : “Like it or not but it’s owned by the Syrian SYP,” External link

yalibnan Monday, October 28, 2019 12:23:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said : “Like it or not but it’s owned by the Syrian SYP,” External link

yalibnan Sunday, October 27, 2019 4:38:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said : “Like it or not but it’s owned by the Syrian SYP,” External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, October 26, 2019 11:18:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk said : “Like it or not but it’s owned by the Syrian SYP,” External link

yalibnan Saturday, October 26, 2019 6:02:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk said : "Like it or not but it's owned by the Syrian SYP," External link

news-yahoo Saturday, October 26, 2019 9:29:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said : "Like it or not but it's owned by the Syrian SYP," External link

afp-en Saturday, October 26, 2019 4:21:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said : "How would a small residual US force be sustained without land supply," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 24, 2019 4:58:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said ( about Kurdistan Region ) : "Under the Putin-Erdogan deal, the Syrian regime will take control of the main border crossings with the Iraqi Kurdistan Region at [Faysh Khabur] and Rabiya," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 24, 2019 4:58:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk added ( about Vladimir Putin ) : "Putin and Erdogan want us out," "That's been their plan for some time. What they agreed to yesterday makes it very difficult to realistically maintain a US presence, let alone one that might meaningfully impact the situation on the ground in Syria or against ISIS" External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 24, 2019 4:58:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said : "How would a small residual US force be sustained without land supply," "Extremely difficult and high risk. In military affairs, you don't preserve options after making a catastrophic decision without thought or preparation. You foreclose them, as last three weeks demonstrate" External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 24, 2019 4:58:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said : "This is the problem of not having a national security process - a process where, before a president says things, he would have some deliberation," External link

aljazeera-en Wednesday, October 23, 2019 2:51:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk said ( about Donald Trump ) : "That influence has evaporated from the moment Trump said leave in December, to cutting the force in half and now by cutting the force by whatever it is," "This is not deliberate policy, these are spasms" External link

aljazeera-en Wednesday, October 23, 2019 2:51:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk rappelé : «qu’on le veuille ou non» External link

lexpressiondz Wednesday, October 23, 2019 5:13:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said : “This is the problem of not having a national security process -- a process where, before a president says things, he would have some deliberation,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, October 23, 2019 4:31:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said ( about Donald Trump ) : “That influence has evaporated from the moment Trump said leave in December, to cutting the force in half and now by cutting the force by whatever it is,” “This is not deliberate policy, these are spasms” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, October 23, 2019 4:31:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said : "It's really not possible for us to exploit those oil resources unless we want to be oil smugglers," "Like it or not, it (the oil) is owned by the Syrian state" External link

globalsecurity Wednesday, October 23, 2019 2:04:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said : "This is the problem of not having a national security process -- a process where, before a president says things, he would have some deliberation," External link

brownsvilleherald Wednesday, October 23, 2019 1:23:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said ( about Donald Trump ) : "That influence has evaporated from the moment Trump said leave in December, to cutting the force in half and now by cutting the force by whatever it is," "This is not deliberate policy, these are spasms" External link

brownsvilleherald Wednesday, October 23, 2019 1:23:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said : "This is the problem of not having a national security process -- a process where, before a president says things, he would have some deliberation," External link

hjnews Wednesday, October 23, 2019 1:04:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said ( about Donald Trump ) : "That influence has evaporated from the moment Trump said leave in December, to cutting the force in half and now by cutting the force by whatever it is," "This is not deliberate policy, these are spasms" External link

hjnews Wednesday, October 23, 2019 1:04:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said : "This is the problem of not having a national security process -- a process where, before a president says things, he would have some deliberation," External link

wsoctv Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:27:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said ( about Donald Trump ) : "That influence has evaporated from the moment Trump said leave in December, to cutting the force in half and now by cutting the force by whatever it is," "This is not deliberate policy, these are spasms" External link

wsoctv Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:27:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said : "This is the problem of not having a national security process -- a process where, before a president says things, he would have some deliberation," External link

fox13memphis Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:24:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said ( about Donald Trump ) : "That influence has evaporated from the moment Trump said leave in December, to cutting the force in half and now by cutting the force by whatever it is," "This is not deliberate policy, these are spasms" External link

fox13memphis Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:24:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said : "This is the problem of not having a national security process -- a process where, before a president says things, he would have some deliberation," External link

seattlepi Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:15:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said ( about Donald Trump ) : "That influence has evaporated from the moment Trump said leave in December, to cutting the force in half and now by cutting the force by whatever it is," "This is not deliberate policy, these are spasms" External link

seattlepi Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:15:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said : “This is the problem of not having a national security process — a process where, before a president says things, he would have some deliberation,” External link

seattletimes Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:02:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said ( about Donald Trump ) : “That influence has evaporated from the moment Trump said leave in December, to cutting the force in half and now by cutting the force by whatever it is,” “This is not deliberate policy, these are spasms” External link

seattletimes Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:02:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said : “This is the problem of not having a national security process — a process where, before a president says things, he would have some deliberation,” External link

680news Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:56:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk said ( about Donald Trump ) : “That influence has evaporated from the moment Trump said leave in December, to cutting the force in half and now by cutting the force by whatever it is,” “This is not deliberate policy, these are spasms” External link

680news Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:56:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk said : "This is the problem of not having a national security process -- a process where, before a president says things, he would have some deliberation," External link

kiro7 Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:54:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk said ( about Donald Trump ) : "That influence has evaporated from the moment Trump said leave in December, to cutting the force in half and now by cutting the force by whatever it is," "This is not deliberate policy, these are spasms" External link

kiro7 Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:54:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk said : “This is the problem of not having a national security process -- a process where, before a president says things, he would have some deliberation,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:28:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk said ( about Donald Trump ) : “That influence has evaporated from the moment Trump said leave in December, to cutting the force in half and now by cutting the force by whatever it is,” “This is not deliberate policy, these are spasms” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:28:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk said : "It's really not possible for us to exploit those oil resources unless we want to be oil smugglers," "Like it or not, it [the oil] is owned by the Syrian state" External link

globalsecurity Tuesday, October 22, 2019 8:31:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said : “Maybe Trump should have thought about this before he basically made a decision that unraveled the tapestry that had been working pretty well,” External link

washtimes Tuesday, October 22, 2019 12:30:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk added : “Our ability to affect the course of events in Syria , particularly now, are extremely limited,” “And trying to do more I think, we’re going to dig the hole even deeper” External link

washtimes Tuesday, October 22, 2019 12:30:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said : "I presided over the campaign against ISIS," External link

shafaaq Sunday, October 20, 2019 2:10:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk said : "I think the Americans, at this point, are a sideshow," "And I think anyone who thinks that we can meaningfully control or influence this situation is mistaken. We might be able to buy some pauses here and there, but this will now be worked out by other powers as we evacuate the country" External link

npr Friday, October 18, 2019 11:20:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk said : "I think the Americans, at this point, are a sideshow," "And I think anyone who thinks that we can meaningfully control or influence this situation is mistaken. We might be able to buy some pauses here and there, but this will now be worked out by other powers as we evacuate the country" External link

npr Friday, October 18, 2019 8:25:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk said : “just ratified Turkey’s plan to effectively extend its border 30 kilometres into Syria with no ability to meaningfully influence facts on the ground,” External link

themalaymailonline Friday, October 18, 2019 5:47:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said : "just ratified Turkey's plan to effectively extend its border 30 kilometres into Syria with no ability to meaningfully influence facts on the ground," External link

channelnewsasia Friday, October 18, 2019 4:31:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said : "just ratified Turkey's plan to effectively extend its border 30 kilometers (18 miles) into Syria with no ability to meaningfully influence facts on the ground," External link

digitaljournal Friday, October 18, 2019 3:38:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said : "just ratified Turkey's plan to effectively extend its border 30 kilometers (18 miles) into Syria with no ability to meaningfully influence facts on the ground," External link

pulse Friday, October 18, 2019 3:11:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said : "just ratified Turkey's plan to effectively extend its border 30 kilometers (18 miles) into Syria with no ability to meaningfully influence facts on the ground," External link

yahoo-au Friday, October 18, 2019 2:34:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk wrote : “The US just ratified Turkey’s plan to effectively extend its border 30km into Syria with no ability to meaningfully influence facts on the ground. Turkey says it’s the entire border from the Euphrates to Iraq (450x30km) to be controlled by its military forces. Non-implementable,” External link

eastidahonews Friday, October 18, 2019 12:44:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk wrote ( about Tal Abyad ) : “Turkey refused repeated and detailed requests to seal its side of the [Tal Abyad] border with US help and assistance,” External link

newstatesman Wednesday, October 16, 2019 6:23:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk warned : “Isis is surely preparing to reconstitute in the maelstrom,” External link

newstatesman Wednesday, October 16, 2019 6:23:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk told : “I think we are likely to see a significant comeback by ISIS,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, October 14, 2019 10:50:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk told : “I think we are likely to see a significant comeback by ISIS,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, October 14, 2019 3:38:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said : "There will be serious consequences for our national security well beyond Syria," External link

nbcnews Sunday, October 13, 2019 5:33:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk said : "There will be serious consequences for our national security well beyond Syria," External link

nbcnews Sunday, October 13, 2019 4:45:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk said : “Trump tonight after one call with a foreign leader provided a gift to Russia, Iran, and ISIS,” External link

thehill Sunday, October 13, 2019 12:30:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk wrote : "Turkish forces have fired on a declared U.S. military outpost in northern Syria. Turkey knows all of our locations down to the precise grid coordinate as confirmedonly two hours ago. This was not a mistake," External link

globalsecurity Saturday, October 12, 2019 8:50:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk wrote : “Turkish forces have fired on a declared U.S. military outpost in northern Syria. Turkey knows all of our locations down to the precise grid coordinate as confirmed…only two hours ago. ,” External link

rferl Saturday, October 12, 2019 4:38:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk souligne : “Le retrait complet des forces américaines fait disparaître du paysage la seule puissance militaire capable de rivaliser avec la Russie et d’influer sur l’avenir de la Syrie” External link

courrierinternational Friday, October 11, 2019 10:41:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk said : “impulsive decisions with no knowledge or deliberation,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, October 9, 2019 6:24:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk said : "Presidents do a lot of things, but the most consequential are decisions of war and peace like this, and you can't make decisions on a haphazard basis after a single call with a foreign leader," External link

npr Wednesday, October 9, 2019 5:13:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk said : “This looks to be another reckless decision made without deliberation or consultation following a call with a foreign leader,” External link

nytimes Wednesday, October 9, 2019 4:39:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said : “impulsive decisions with no knowledge or deliberation,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, October 9, 2019 2:18:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk wrote ( about Donald Trump ) : “Donald Trump is not a Commander-in-Chief. He makes impulsive decisions with no knowledge or deliberation. He sends military personnel into harm’s way with no backing. He blusters and then leaves our allies exposed when adversaries call his bluff or he confronts a hard phone call” External link

nytimes Tuesday, October 8, 2019 9:40:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk tells : "So when you say, 'We're going to allow Turkey to come in and fight the force we helped build,' it makes it very difficult for us to even stay at all," External link

npr Tuesday, October 8, 2019 9:02:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk says ( about Assad ) : "The Russians are listening to this. The Iranians are listening this. This Assad regime are listening to this," "It increases the risk for personnel out there in the field, and it increases the risk for our country because it will be harder for us to work with allies. The value of an American handshake really depreciates when you make decisions like this" External link

npr Tuesday, October 8, 2019 9:02:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk said : "Turkey has neither the intent, desire, nor capacity to manage 60k detainees in al Hol camp, which State and DoD IGs warn is the nucleus for a resurgent ISIS," "Believing otherwise is a reckless gamble with our national security" External link

newsweek-USA Tuesday, October 8, 2019 6:24:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk disse ( about Sao ) : “Trump toma decisões impulsivas, sem conhecimento de causa ou deliberação. Ele blefa e deixa nossos aliados expostos, enquanto os adversários pagam para ver. São objetivos minimalistas de um presidente minimalista, sem base em fatos, sem estudo de opções ou sem considerar contingências” External link

estadao Tuesday, October 8, 2019 5:37:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk added ( about Donald Trump ) : "Donald Trump is not a Commander-in-Chief" External link

haaretz Tuesday, October 8, 2019 5:01:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk wrote ( about Donald Trump ) : “Donald Trump is not a Commander-in-Chief,” “He makes impulsive decisions with no knowledge or deliberation. He sends military personnel into harm’s way with no backing. He blusters and then leaves our allies exposed when adversaries call his bluff or he confronts a hard phone call” External link

politico Tuesday, October 8, 2019 4:44:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk said ( about Donald Trump ) : "Donald Trump is not a Commander-in-Chief," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, October 8, 2019 4:38:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk wrote ( about Donald Trump ) : “Bottom line: Trump tonight after one call with a foreign leader provided a gift to Russia, Iran, and ISIS,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, October 8, 2019 9:00:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said ( about Donald Trump ) : "Donald Trump is not a Commander-in-Chief. He makes impulsive decisions with no knowledge or deliberation. He sends military personnel into harm's way with no backing. He blusters and then leaves our allies exposed when adversaries call his bluff or he confronts a hard phone call," External link

irishsun Tuesday, October 8, 2019 3:46:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk added : "Bottom line: Trump tonight after one call with a foreign leader provided a gift to Russia, Iran, and ISIS," External link

irishsun Tuesday, October 8, 2019 3:46:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said ( about Donald Trump ) : "Donald Trump is not a Commander-in-Chief. He makes impulsive decisions with no knowledge or deliberation. He sends military personnel into harm's way with no backing. He blusters and then leaves our allies exposed when adversaries call his bluff or he confronts a hard phone call," External link

polandsun Tuesday, October 8, 2019 2:11:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk added : "Bottom line: Trump tonight after one call with a foreign leader provided a gift to Russia, Iran, and ISIS," External link

polandsun Tuesday, October 8, 2019 2:11:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said ( about Donald Trump ) : "Bottom line: Trump tonight after one call with a foreign leader provided a gift to Russia, Iran and ISIS," External link

aljazeera-en Monday, October 7, 2019 9:41:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk said : “This looks to be another reckless decision made without deliberation or consultation following a call with a foreign leader,” External link

nytimes Monday, October 7, 2019 9:21:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk wrote ( about Donald Trump ) : “Donald Trump is not a Commander-in-Chief,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, October 7, 2019 5:43:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk says : "Turkey has neither the intent, desire, nor capacity to manage" External link

news-yahoo Monday, October 7, 2019 5:43:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk said : “Turkey has neither the intent, desire, nor capacity to manage 60k detainees in al Hol camp, which State and DoD IGs warn is the nucleus for a resurgent ISIS,” “Believing otherwise is a reckless gamble with our national security” External link

thehill Monday, October 7, 2019 4:50:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk said : "The [White House] statement tonight on Syria after Trump spoke with Erdogan demonstrates a complete lack of understanding of anything happening on the ground," "The 'United States' is not holding any ISIS detainees. They are all being held by the SDF, which Trump just served up to Turkey" External link

CBC Monday, October 7, 2019 4:25:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk said ( about Donald Trump ) : “Donald Trump is not a Commander-in-Chief,” External link

thedailybeast Monday, October 7, 2019 1:46:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk said : “Our objectives have increased, and then the president says pull out all your resources, or 50% of your resources,” External link

al-monitor Wednesday, September 25, 2019 8:28:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said : “This is a worthy diplomatic initiative but it needs to be resourced,” External link

nytimes Sunday, September 15, 2019 5:00:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said : “This is a worthy diplomatic initiative but it needs to be resourced,” External link

nytimes Thursday, September 12, 2019 10:32:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk told : "We've got to have some focused priorities, and al-Hol is really critical," External link

globalsecurity Thursday, September 12, 2019 7:38:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said : "I hope the U.S. steps up to this because it's very serious," "It's central to our national security interests" External link

globalsecurity Thursday, September 12, 2019 7:38:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk told : "We've got to have some focused priorities, and al-Hol is really critical," External link

irishsun Wednesday, September 11, 2019 10:21:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk said : "I hope the U.S. steps up to this because it's very serious," "It's central to our national security interests" External link

irishsun Wednesday, September 11, 2019 10:21:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk said : “We know what happens in these prisons," he said, noting such centers had served as incubators for al-Qaida in Iraq leader Abu Musab al Zarqawi, as well as IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. "I hope the U.S. steps up to this because it's very serious,” External link

voanews-sw Wednesday, September 11, 2019 9:37:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk said : “We know what happens in these prisons," he said, noting such centers had served as incubators for al-Qaida in Iraq leader Abu Musab al Zarqawi, as well as IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. "I hope the U.S. steps up to this because it's very serious,” External link

voanews Wednesday, September 11, 2019 8:51:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk noted : “There was never really a national security process that connected to the president. If you don’t have a connection to the president there’s not much of a meaningful process,” External link

al-monitor Wednesday, September 11, 2019 2:26:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk wrote : “The strategy that Trump dismantled offered the United States its only real chance … [at] preventing an ISIS resurgence,” External link

washtimes Tuesday, August 20, 2019 9:07:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk wrote : “I have sat in meetings with Erdogan and heard him describe the nearly 400 miles between Aleppo and Mosul as a ‘Turkish security zone,’ and his actions have backed up his words,” External link

israelnationalnews Wednesday, August 14, 2019 9:08:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk wrote : “I have sat in meetings with Erdogan and heard him describe the nearly 400 miles between Aleppo and Mosul as a ‘Turkish security zone,’ and his actions have backed up his words,” External link

al-monitor Tuesday, August 13, 2019 6:09:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk said : “It’s a government that wants us present,” External link

nytimes Thursday, May 30, 2019 3:34:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk says ( about Recep Tayyip Erdogan ) : “This operation was not a response to any genuine threat but a product of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s ambition to extend Turkey ’s borders, which he feels were unfairly drawn by the 1923 Treaty of Lausanne” External link

hurriyetdailynews Friday, April 26, 2019 2:51:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk wrote ( about Donald Trump ) : "True: the ISIS 'caliphate' is near finished thanks to the campaign plan designed under Obama and carried forward under Trump. It's a good story for America," External link

click2houston Thursday, March 21, 2019 12:43:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk said : “the Raqqa campaign is underway. These are critical elements in the ultimate defeat of Daesh but this will be a long term effort,” External link

iraqinews Friday, March 15, 2019 9:06:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk wrote : “The Syrian opposition forces (Turkey) backs are marbled with extremists and number too few to constitute an effective challenge to Assad or a plausible alternative to the SDF,” External link

middleeastmonitor Tuesday, February 19, 2019 12:43:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk wrote : “The Syrian opposition forces (Turkey) backs are marbled with extremists and number too few to constitute an effective challenge to Assad or a plausible alternative to the SDF,” External link

ekurd Monday, February 18, 2019 4:21:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk wrote : “The Syrian opposition forces (Turkey) backs are marbled with extremists and number too few to constitute an effective challenge to Assad or a plausible alternative to the SDF,” External link

alarabiya-en Monday, February 18, 2019 12:31:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk wrote : “The Syrian opposition forces (Turkey) backs are marbled with extremists and number too few to constitute an effective challenge to Assad or a plausible alternative to the SDF,” External link

middleeastmonitor Monday, February 18, 2019 8:12:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk wrote : "The Syrian opposition forces (Turkey) backs are marbled with extremists and number too few to constitute an effective challenge to Assad or a plausible alternative to the SDF," External link

trust2 Monday, February 18, 2019 12:35:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk wrote : "The Syrian opposition forces (Turkey) backs are marbled with extremists and number too few to constitute an effective challenge to Assad or a plausible alternative to the SDF," External link

wsau Sunday, February 17, 2019 10:15:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk wrote : “The recent decision by the president came as a shock and was a complete reversal of policy that was articulated to us,” External link

time Tuesday, February 5, 2019 11:28:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk said : "There is no plan for what's coming next" External link

irishsun Tuesday, February 5, 2019 11:07:00 AM EAT

Brett McGurk dit : "Le président a été clair, nous partons. Et cela signifie que nos troupes doivent avoir clairement une mission : se retirer, et se retirer en sécurité" External link

lexpress Monday, January 21, 2019 8:44:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk afirmou : "não há plano para o futuro" External link

uol Monday, January 21, 2019 1:57:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk disse : "O presidente deixou claro. Vamos embora. E isso significa que, na verdade, nossas forças deveriam ter uma única missão: sair de lá e fazer isso sãs e salvas" External link

uol Monday, January 21, 2019 1:57:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk afirmou : "não há plano para o futuro" External link

em Monday, January 21, 2019 1:40:00 PM EAT

Brett McGurk disse : "O presidente deixou claro. Vamos embora. E isso significa que, na verdade, nossas forças deveriam ter uma única missão: sair de lá e fazer isso sãs e salvas" External link

em Monday, January 21, 2019 1:40:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
envoy26.73%EN12/12/201812/12/2018
special envoy12.19%EN12/12/201812/12/2018
président américain0.45%FR11/18/201718/11/2017
envoyé spécial américain0.34%FR11/16/201716/11/2017
diplomat2.13%EN10/28/201728/10/2017
president14.77%EN10/26/201726/10/2017
ambassador of the united states0.45%EN10/25/201725/10/2017
top envoy0.11%EN10/24/201724/10/2017
ambassador1.12%EN09/01/201701/09/2017
coalition ambassador0.11%EN09/01/201701/09/2017
state coalition ambassador0.11%EN09/01/201701/09/2017
white house envoy3.91%EN08/22/201722/08/2017
envoyé américain0.67%FR08/09/201709/08/2017
envoyé0.34%FR08/09/201709/08/2017
haut responsable américain3.80%FR08/05/201705/08/2017
responsable américain3.80%FR08/05/201705/08/2017
envoyé spécial11.07%FR05/18/201718/05/2017
state department diplomat0.89%EN02/19/201719/02/2017
diplomate2.68%FR01/19/201719/01/2017
spokesman0.22%EN01/19/201719/01/2017
deputy defense0.11%EN01/19/201719/01/2017
émissaire0.11%FR10/31/201631/10/2016
emissário0.45%PT10/24/201624/10/2016
envoyé spécial de washington0.34%FR10/17/201617/10/2016
state envoy1.45%EN09/04/201604/09/2016
représentant2.24%FR08/29/201629/08/2016
représentant américain1.34%FR07/28/201628/07/2016
successor0.11%EN07/26/201626/07/2016
deputy2.80%EN07/23/201623/07/2016
prévenu1.12%FR07/23/201623/07/2016
Names Lang Count
Brett McGurkEN67.69%
Brett McGurkFR26.99%
Brett McGurkPT4.40%
Brett McGurkAR0.36%
Brett McGurkES0.12%
Brett McGurkCS0.09%
Brett McGurkSA0.06%
BRETT MCGURKEN0.06%
Brett McGurkRO0.06%
Brett McGurkEL0.03%
Brett McGurkMT0.03%
Brett McGurkIS0.03%
Brett McGurkIT0.03%
Brett McGurkPL0.03%
Brett McGurkBS0.03%


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