On FOX News Sunday this week:
As the U.S. confronts escalating violence in Iraq and continued North Korean threats in the wake of last week's nuclear test, are current American policies adequately addressing current national security threats? We will discuss the latest developments with the four most powerful members of the U.S. Senate regarding military affairs and foreign policy.
Our guests this week include:
• Sen. Richard Lugar (R-IN) Chairman, Senate Foreign Relations Committee
• Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE), Ranking Member, Senate Foreign Relations Committee
• Sen. John Warner (R-VA), Chairman, Senate Armed Services Committee
• Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), Ranking Member, Senate Armed Services Committee
A top U.S. military official in Iraq, Maj. Gen. William Caldwell, said this week that escalating sectarian violence is "disheartening," and the current operation to secure Baghdad has failed to meet "overall expectations." As the administration awaits the conclusions of a committee of experts led by former Secretary of State James Baker regarding U.S. strategy in Iraq, FOX News Sunday will convene our own committee of senior Senate foreign policy voices to discuss the way forward in Iraq. More than three years into the war, are the present political and military strategies sufficient to end the violence or is a change of course in Iraq necessary? Is Sen. Biden's plan to create autonomous regions in Iraq part of the solution? And, what are the prospects for U.S. troop withdrawals in 2007?
Then, we will delve into the North Korean situation with Senators Lugar, Biden, Warner and Levin, and discuss the prospects for confronting the rogue state's nuclear capabilities. In the wake of last week's U.N. Security Council Resolution and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's trip to Asia, has the U.S. built a unified coalition to effectively deal with Kim Jong-Il? Will the U.S. be able to force North Korea to give up nuclear weapons and bring the state back to the negotiating table, or will we have to learn to live with an nuclear-armed North Korea? We will ask our roundtable of leading foreign policy experts for their analysis and insights regarding the threat from the East.
And, with 16 days until election day, our FOX News Sunday panel will discuss the impact of the week's events on the midterm elections and GOP's chances of maintaining control of the House and Senate. The panel will include FOX News Managing Editor Brit Hume, Weekly Standard Editor Bill Kristol, NPR Senior National Correspondent Juan Williams, and NPR National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson.
Finally, our Power Player this week is multi-billionaire businessman Richard Branson, who made his money in 200 businesses in 30 countries and is now looking to give much of it away to fight global warming, the spread of AIDS, and other social problems.
So check your local listings and we'll see you on the next FOX News Sunday,