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.

Topics and Guests:

• Parts of Iraq resemble a devil's cauldron of gunfire and bloodshed as U.S. forces continue in their offensive against anti-American insurgents in Iraq's Sunni Triangle (search).

We'll have Team Fox coverage on the latest in Operation Vigilant Resolve (search), including reports from Bret Baier at the Pentagon and Steve Centanni in Baghdad.

We'll also hear from Ronald Ray, former deputy assistant secretary of defense and a Vietnam veteran.

Are the latest Iraq attacks similar to enemy tactics used in Vietnam?

Plus... Sen. John McCain (search) says unlike with Vietnam, we have a clear plan in Iraq and we should stick to it.

Some of his colleagues think we should reconsider the June 30 deadline to hand over power, given the ongoing violence. That includes our guest — Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh. We'll ask him why...

• What's the next best step in Iraq? Do we send in more troops? Do we bomb every inch of land where terrorists are or do we take a step back and re-evaluate the situation?

We’ll discuss — call for calm or brute force?

• Rush Limbaugh (search) is fighting to seal his medical records. The records were seized by Palm Beach prosecutors, who want to find out if the radio talk show host went "doctor shopping" to get thousands of pain pills.

Limbaugh says they won't find anything, but that he has a right to keep those records private.

Judge Andrew Napolitano, FNC senior judicial analyst, will weigh in on the legal arguments.

All of that... and more on The Big Story With John Gibson at 5 p.m. ET.

Note: All guests and topics subject to change