Topics and Guests, May 2

Tonight on Special Report with Brit Hume:

Fresh off his historic night aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln (search), President Bush says workers in the defense industry had contributed to the record-breaking speed in which the U.S.-led coalition defeated Saddam Hussein's regime. We have the latest.


• The Department of Homeland Security (search) has issued an alert to the general aviation community in the United States, as well as local governments, to be on the watch for suspicious activity in the near future.

• President Bush's announcement that the major fighting in Iraq had ended is met with caution, not cheers, by some in Asia, wary over the aftermath in Iraq and Washington's next move in the world.

• After declaring the Iraq war's heaviest combat over, President Bush is aiming to keep the nation firmly focused on national security even as he makes a feel-your-pain swing through the recession-plagued Silicon Valley.

• In a reciprocal gesture, Pakistan (search) agrees to restore full diplomatic ties with nuclear neighbor India.

• Three top members of Saddam Hussein's ousted regime, including one of his most trusted aides and the official in charge of developing weapons, are in custody.

• In the days before Secretary of State Colin Powell's visit to Damascus, Syria has given indications it wants to avoid a collision course with Washington.

Details on these stories and more on Special Report with Brit Hume.
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