Topics and Guests for Thursday, June 12

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.

June 12:

The war may be over, but Iraq remains a combat zone which makes it even harder to get the country back up and running
Peter Galbraith, professor of national security strategy at the National War College

Democrats hoping to win back the White House are struggling to find chinks in the president's armor. Could their strategy backfire?
Greg Haas, Democratic political consultant

The disease of the week is getting more and more exotic. Mad cow, West Nile, SARS, now monkeypox. Are the germs taking over?
Dr. Chris Holmes, author of The Medusa Strain

Sometimes the police need policing. The feds are going to keep an eye on Detroit’s cops for a few years, because an investigation finds the department has problems with excessive force
Judge Andrew Napolitano, FNC senior judicial analyst

Be sure to tune into The Big Story with John Gibson ... weekdays at 5 p.m. ET.