Topics and Guests: Feb. 10

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Thursday, Feb. 10:

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (search) said Thursday that North Korea should return to disarmament talks and avoid a path toward further international isolation after North Korea stated explicitly that it has nuclear weapons (search). FNC correspondent James Rosen has been traveling with the secretary of state and has a report.

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld (search), meeting in Europe with NATO officials, also reacted to North Korea's announcement with concern about the potential for proliferation of nuclear weapons. Secretary Rumsfeld though made it his mission to press European allies for more support in training Iraqi security forces. FNC Pentagon correspondent Bret Baier reports how Iraqis are taking on increasing responsibility.

Democratic voters may have rejected Howard Dean (search) for president last year, but now he is poised to lead his party — what kind of advice is Dean getting from top Democrats? Major Garrett has the details and for analysis, Brit talks with Democratic strategist Howard Dean.

Plus, peace in the Mideast is riding on this week's summit between Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon (search) and Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas (search), but no sooner had the two leaders shaken hands on a truce than Palestinian terrorists began to violate it. Abbas responded swiftly, but will his actions be enough? Correspondent Jennifer Griffin reports.

We'll also talk with our all-star panel of FOX News contributors:

Bill Sammon, White House correspondent for The Washington Times

Jeff Birnbaum, columnist for The Washington Post

Charles Kondracke, syndicated columnist

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— Guests and topics are subject to change