Topics and Guests, December 2

Tonight on Special Report with Brit Hume:

Jim Angle reports: President Bush appears at a Pentagon ceremony where he signs new legislation authorizing a multi-billion dollar increase for the military, and takes the chance to issue a stern warning to Saddam Hussein.


• U.N. inspectors visit alcoholic beverage plants and a factory that once made parts for now-banned missiles, while Britain charges that Saddam Hussein uses torture, rape and terror to oppress his people.

• President Bush, hoping to burnish his environmental record, signs legislation to continue a program aimed at preserving America's wetlands.

• Massachusetts Democrat John Kerry, a leading Senate liberal and decorated gunboat officer during the Vietnam War, says he is taking a first step toward running for president in 2004.

Details on these stories and more on Special Report with Brit Hume.
— Guests and topics are subject to change