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.

March 18:

The start of war with Iraq is just hours away, and the Pentagon says it will follow a "shock and awe" plan
• Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Buster Glosson, author of War With Iraq: Critical Lessons

The nation's terrorist threat level is increased as President Bush tells Saddam Hussein and his sons to get out of Iraq
Matt Epstein, terrorism analyst at the Investigative Project

We pretty much know the final outcome for allied troops in Iraq: victory. But some victories are harder fought than others
• Retired Air Force Col. Mike Turner

French President Jacques Chirac and his government oppose a war with Iraq, but some French politicians are choosing rapprochement over obstruction
Herve Mariton, member of France's parliament

When the orders come down for U.S. commanders to attack Iraq, the Pentagon wants to make sure our troops follow the rules of engagement
• Judge Andrew Napolitano, FNC senior judicial analyst

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Note: All guests and topics subject to change