Topics and Guests for Thursday, Feb. 13

Veteran newscaster John Gibson gets to the core of the most salient issues facing America today as host of FNC's hard-hitting primetime show The Big Story with John Gibson, airing Monday through Friday at 5 p.m. ET, with expert legal analysis from Judge Andrew Napolitano and in-depth field reports from correspondent Heather Nauert.

Feb. 13:

We now know that Iraq has missiles that fly farther than allowed under U.N. resolutions. How much farther, and why aren't Saddam Hussein's neighbors a little more worried about it?
Tim Trevan, former U.N. weapons inspector

Why have American policymakers been turning a blind eye to the Iraq problem for so long?
Bill Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard and FOX News political analyst

Moscow doesn't want to risk its friendship with Washington by siding with France and Germany against an Iraq war, but it also has financial interests in Baghdad to consider
Mark Brzezinski, former director of southeast European affairs on the National Security Council

An Islamic news agency in England says it has another new tape of Usama bin Laden. In this one, the terror mastermind supposedly says he has plans to die as a martyr sometime this year
Yonah Alexander, author of Usama bin Laden's Al Qaeda

NASA admits it was warned by one of its own engineers two days before the Columbia shuttle's mysterious breakup that damage to the thermal tiles by falling foam during takeoff could result in tragedy
John Getter, space journalist

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Note: All guests and topics subject to change