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January 2, 2003
The U.S. military confirmed Wednesday that more than 11,000
troops will be deployed to the Persian Gulf region in the coming
days, along with support personnel and military equipment. Ray
Suarez discusses the troop movement with Geoffrey Kemp, director
of regional strategic programs at the Nixon Center; Retired Col.
W. Patrick Lang, Middle East analyst for the Defense Intelligence
Agency during the last Gulf War; and Retired Air Force Col. John
Warden, deputy director for strategy, doctrine and warfighting
during the 1991 Gulf War.
President Bush recently renewed the abortion debate by reexamining
the question of when life begins. Susan Dentzer reports on the
politics of a national health policy.
Terence Smith examines the health and business issues behind
the changing eating trends in America with Marian Burros, a food
columnist for The New York Times; Lynne Rossetto Kasper, host
of Minnesota Public Radio's "The Splendid Table;" and Dennis Lombardi,
executive vice president of Technomic, a Chicago-based restaurant
New power plants south of the border are generating controversy.
Jeffrey Kaye reports.
Secretary of State Colin Powell stated yesterday that reactivation
of North Korea's Yongbyon nuclear power plant is a grave situation but "not
a crisis." After a background
report, Gwen Ifill talks with Chuck Downs, former deputy director of the Pentagon's
Asia policy office; and Kenneth Quinones, former state department North Korean
Betty Ann Bowser reports on an alternative housing program
for the homeless mentally ill.
Mwai Kibaki was sworn in as Kenya's new president today,
bringing Kenya's opposition party to power for the first time since Kenya's independence
in 1963. After a report by Spencer Michels, Margaret Warner talks with Herman
Cohen, professor at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International
Studies; and Michael Chege, dual U.S. and Kenyan citizen, and professor of political
science at the University of Florida.
Paul Solman reports on the work of Abelardo Morell and his
latest book, a collection of his photographs of books.