- Newsmaker: Turkey and US Moving toward Agreement on Military Bases
Deputy Secretary of State Paul Wolfowitz says the US is looking to upgrade NATO bases in Turkey, which could be crucial to a possible war on Iraq, but Turkey has issued conflicting statements. Serhat G-ven- professor of international relations at Istanbul-s Bilgi University, elaborates on the apparently contradictory statements.
- Reporters Notebook: Powell to Colombia at it Assumes Presidency of Security Council
For 38 years, Colombia has been plagued by drug traffic and fighting between leftist rebels and right-wing paramilitary forces. Now its president, Alvaro Uribe, wants the US to help him crack down. Secretary of State Colin Powell is making his first official visit to that country, just as it prepares to assume the presidency of the UN Security Council. Linda Robinson, of US News and World Report, has more on what to expect from the meeting.
Henry Kissinger Appointed to Lead 911 Commission
Henry Kissinger opened relations with China and won the Nobel Peace Prize, but he-s still a controversial choice to head a new bipartisan commission to investigate the causes of September 11. Detractors accuse him of lying to Congress, engaging in war crimes and excessive secrecy in the conduct of public affairs. Even the New York Times suggested his job might not be uncovering what went wrong so much as keeping the lid on. Still, many Democrats agree with President Bush that Kissinger is the right man for the job. We hear from his detractors and his supporters, including the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, The Nation, and the Information Trust, as well as a former CIA operative and a victim of the attack, and learn more about the likely ongoing impact of Kissinger-s independent commission.