- Making News: Pentagon-State Rift Widens over Post-War Iraq Plans
As President Bush and British Prime Minister Blair prepare to meet on who will govern post-war Iraq, the Pentagon is already sending an advance party. Robin Wright, chief diplomatic correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, looks at Ahmed Chalabi of the Iraqi National Congress and the tensions that are increasingly straining relations between the Pentagon and State Department.
- Reporter's Notebook: Blair and Bush Meet in Belfast
As the fifth anniversary of Northern Ireland-s Good Friday Agreement nears, President Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair are conducting their third summit in three weeks. A boon for Blair, it could impact the prospects for peace between Israel and the Palestinians. Rosie Cowan, Irish correspondent for the Guardian newspaper, looks at the Belfast meeting that could produce an important roadmap for Middle East peace.
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