Topics and Guests for January 7

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has tapped a retired four-star Army general to head up a team charged with reassessing the overall U.S. operation in Iraq.

Does the U.S. military operation in Iraq need an overhaul? That's the big question for retired Maj. Gen. Bob Scales, FOX News military analyst.

Could the aftermath be worse than the tsunami? We'll ask Catrin Schulte-Hillen, regional director of Doctors Without Borders.

A new poll shows that the country is just as divided over President Bush as it was on Election Day, with the president's approval rating (search) hovering at 49 percent. Will divided public opinion get in the way of the president's agenda? That's the big question for Doug Hattaway, former national spokesman for Al Gore, and Brad Blakeman, former deputy assistant to President Bush.

As world leaders coordinate efforts to bring relief to Southeast Asia, a radical Islamic group with ties to Al Qaeda sets up its own relief operations. Could international aid workers become targets of terror attacks? Steve Pomerantz, vice president of the Institute for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence and former chief of the FBI's counterterrorism division, weighs in.

Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge says there's less chatter about terror than there was a year ago. Are terrorists on the run or just lying low? We'll ask David Heyman, senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

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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