Topics and Guests, February 8

Tonight on Special Report with Brit Hume:

Iraq agrees to allow U.N. inspectors to use U.S.-made U-2 surveillance planes, a key demand made by those searching for weapons of mass destruction. Also, President Bush says Saddam Hussein is putting military troops in civilian areas and planning to use his own people as human shields if Iraq is attacked by the United States and its allies.

Guest preview: Leslie Gelb, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, gives us her take on the role of NATO, the United Nations and Turkey in asking for consultations under Article 4 of the NATO treaty.


• Rifts deepen within the NATO alliance after France, Germany and Belgium block efforts to plan for Turkey's defense in case Iraq attacks NATO's only Muslim member.

• With more Iraqi documents and new ideas for tracking old weapons, the chief U.N. inspectors say they sense a "good beginning" and a "positive attitude" in Baghdad toward their efforts of ensuring Iraq is free of banned arms.

• South Korea's No. 2 official says he believes North Korea does not possess nuclear weapons, contradicting U.S. assertions that the communist nation has one or two atomic bombs.

• Saudi Arabia's top cleric warns more than 2 million pilgrims against enemies of Islam, saying Muslims cannot be defeated by military might as long as they remain steadfast in their faith.

• Iran says it discovered uranium reserves and is setting up production facilities for the peaceful use of nuclear energy.

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