Topics and Guests for December 23

Dec. 23:

• The deadly terrorist attack on a U.S. dining hall in Mosul is now being pinned to a homicide bomber who may have had far too easy access to the base.

With our troops fighting to secure Iraq, is there enough security left over for them?

Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., chairman of the House Armed Services Committee (search), will join us to discuss.

Plus -- Violence breaks out in Fallujah as the first wave of residents displaced by last month's U.S.-led offensive return home.

It's believed terrorists may have been using the influx of people as a cover to launch attacks on American and Iraqi troops.

We'll ask retired Army Gen. Robert Scales... will Iraq's security situation stabilize in time for elections?

• From troops questioning Donald Rumsfeld (search) about their safety to the recent deadly attack in Mosul, the secretary of defense has been racking up a list of complaints.

But President Bush is standing by his main military man.

We'll talk about it with syndicated columnist Betsy Hart and Elaine Kamarck, former senior campaign advisor to Vice President Al Gore (search).

• Coming home... it's what most of the men and women fighting on foreign soil dream of doing, especially around the holidays.

Correspondent Douglas Kennedy will have a story of a homecoming that wasn't as merry as it should have been.

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

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