The Defense Department answered questions about reported
divisions between its civilian and military leaders over the Iraq battleplan.
Tom Bearden reports on the Central Command daily briefing in Doha, Qatar, where
General Tommy Franks, commander of the U.S. military campaign, addressed the issue.
Terence Smith reports on other news during the 11th day of the
Margaret Warner discusses the civilian and military roles
in war planning with retired Army General George Joulwan, who
was Supreme Allied Commander of NATO forces from 1993 to 1997;
Richard Kohn, professor of history at the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill; and retired Air Force Colonel Samuel
Gardiner, who teaches and writes about military planning.
Jim Lehrer receives an update from The New York Times' John
Burns, who reports from Baghdad.
Terence Smith dicusses public opinion on the Iraq war with
Andrew Kohut of the Pew Research Center for the People and the
Press. They are joined by three ombudsmen: Michael Getler of The
Washington Post, Lou Gelfand of the Minneapolis Star Tribune,
and Sanders LaMont of The Sacramento Bee.
March 27, 2003
War News Roundup
President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair met today at Camp David and
later held a joint news conference on the Iraq war. Terence Smith follows with
an update on week two of the conflict.
Margaret Warner receives a war update from John Burns of
The New York Times, who reports from Baghdad.
After two days of intense sandstorms, U.S. and British forces
continued to move toward Baghdad today. Jim Lehrer discusses the military offensive
with retired Colonel W. Patrick Lang, who was a Middle East analyst for the Defense
Intelligence Agency during the Gulf War; retired Air Force Colonel Samuel Gardiner,
who has written about the future of warfare; and retired Marine Corps Colonel
Gary Anderson, an urban combat operations specialist.
Lee Hochberg of Oregon Public Television reports on
how the schools in Sacramento, California, are coping with lessons about the Iraq
Jim Lehrer shares memories of Daniel Patrick Moynihan, who
War News Roundup
Elements of the U.S. Army moved within 50 miles of Baghdad today, the fifth day
of the Iraq war. Terence Smith provides the latest news on the action in Iraq.
York Times reporter John Burns reports from Baghdad.
Tom Bearden reports from U.S. Central Command in Doha, Qatar,
where U.S. commander General Tommy Franks gave a press briefing on Monday.
New York Times' Dexter Filkins reports
from the front lines on day five of the Iraq war, where he is embedded with coalition
Gwen Ifill gets perspective on the military developments during
the fifth day of the Iraq war from retired Colonel John Warden, who was the Air
Force's deputy director for strategy, doctrine and war fighting during the Persian
Gulf War; retired Colonel W. Patrick Lang, who was a Middle East analyst for the
Defense Intelligence Agency during the Gulf War; retired Air Force Colonel Samuel
Gardiner, who has written about the future of warfare; and Aziz Al-Taee, chairman
of the Iraqi-American Council, a nongovernmental organization that promotes democracy
American and Iraqi forces have taken prisoners during this first
week of war. Margaret Warner discusses prisoners' rights with Amanda Williamson,
a spokesman for the International Committee of the Red Cross; and Eugene Fidell,
president of the National Institute of Military Justice and a former lawyer in
the U.S. Coast Guard.
Lee Hochberg reports from Sacramento, California, where
citizens turned to prayer yesterday to express their feelings about war and peace.
Tom Bearden reports from U.S. Central Command in Doha, Qatar, on what has become
the bloodiest day thus far, day five of the war in Iraq.
On the fifth day of the war in Iraq, Jim Lehrer hears an
assessment of the military campaign from retired Air Force Colonel Samuel Gardiner,
an expert on the future of warfare; retired Colonel W. Patrick Lang, a former
Special Forces officer; and retired Marine Corps Colonel Gary Anderson, who served
in Somalia and has focused on urban combat operations.
New York Times reporter John Burns provides an update on day
five of the war in Iraq from Baghdad.
Betty Ann Bowser reports from a town hall meeting in Colorado,
which took place as massive war protests unfolded across the U.S., and polls showed
growing support for the war.
Margaret Warner discusses the war in Iraq with Senator Dianne
Feinstein (D-Calif.), a member of the Select Intelligence Committee, and Senator
George Voinovich (R-Ohio), who sits on the Foreign Relations Committee.