Topics and Guests, January 17

Tonight on Special Report with Brit Hume:

Jim Angle reports: Chief U.N. inspector Hans Blix says he is "not worried" that the inspectors' discovery of 12 warheads designed to carry chemical weapons in southern Iraq could trigger a U.S. attack. But the White House describes the discovery as 'troubling and serious.'


• Saddam Hussein urges the Iraqi people to defend the country against the United States, and vows that an attack on Baghdad would be "suicide" for anyone who tried.

• South Korea's president-elect encourages the United States to negotiate with North Korea to defuse the standoff over its nuclear weapons development.

• Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge wins approval of the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee to ascend to a Cabinet position where he will lead the struggle to protect the nation from a "hate-filled, remorseless enemy."

• A U.S. soldier is shot in the leg during an attack on a patrol in western Afghanistan.

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