FNC
Chris Wallace
Sunday, July 30, 2006

The U.S. and Iraq decide on a new strategy to secure Baghdad and the war between Israel and Hezbollah escalates.

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As Israel pounds Hezbollah targets and the terror group continues to launch hundreds of rockets, the U.S. is meeting with key players in the region to develop a strategy to bring a quick end to the violence. And as Hezbollah rockets reach deeper into Israel, the Israelis debate whether a major ground invasion will be necessary to effectively deplete Hezbollah capabilities. How long will the conflict last and what should the U.S. do next? Also, what will be the impact of Israel's fight on U.S. operations in Iraq and attempts to curb Iranian nuclear ambitions? We will discuss the latest diplomatic news and the prospects for resolving the conflict with U.S. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns.

Also, as sectarian violence worsens in Baghdad and surrounding areas, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki visited the U.S. this week in hopes of developing a strategy for success. Meanwhile, critics of the U.S. operations in Iraq continue to mount, contending that the Bush administration committed a number of failures during the last three years. We will get an assessment of where the U.S. currently stands in Iraq and where it can go from here from former Administrator of the Coalition Provisional Authority, Ambassador Paul Bremer.

Our FOX News Sunday panel will then provide its analysis of the developments out of the Middle East and Washington. Our Sunday panel includes FOX News contributors: Weekly Standard Editor Bill Kristol, NPR Senior National Correspondent Juan Williams, Weekly Standard Executive Editor Fred Barnes and NPR National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson.

Finally this week...our power player of the week is David Rosenberg, the chief of surgery at the National Cancer Institute.

FOX News Washington Managing Editor Brit Hume fills in for Chris this week, so check your local listings and we'll see you on the next FOX News Sunday.

Marty Ryan
Executive Producer