06/20/2011 11:54 pm ET Updated Aug 20, 2011

Richard Engel Of NBC News Calls The War On Terrorism 'A War Of Fear' (VIDEO)

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NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel had some critical words on Sunday's 'Meet The Press' about the war on terrorism.

SCROLL UP FOR VIDEO - Engel's comments begin at the 7:47 mark.

Speaking during a panel discussion, Engel described the term "global war on terrorism" as "a terrible misnomer." He went on to say that "in many ways it has been a war of fear."

Engel explained that the U.S. has "ignored other national priorities" due to the money and focus spent on the fight against terrorism.