Sunday, December 12 Edition

A day after being challenged by a soldier on the Army's failure to provide adequate armor for vehicles used in Iraq, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld (search) said Thursday he expects the Army to do its best to resolve the problem.

Thousands of miles away, President Bush echoed Rumsfeld's sentiments.

"The concerns expressed are being addressed and that is — we expect our troops to have the best possible equipment," Bush said at the White House. "If I were a soldier overseas wanting to defend my country I'd want to ask the secretary of defense the same question. And that is, 'Are we getting the best we can get us?' And they deserve the best.

When it comes to getting the job done in Iraq, do our fighting men and women have all they need? We'll ask Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Jon Corzine, D-N.J., member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

After serving 31 years in the United States Congress, the man in the "center" calls it a wrap. We'll be joined by Sen. John Breaux, D-La.

Plus, it's not called the third rail of American politics without reason. Can Social Security be fixed? We'll ask our panel: Brit Hume, FOX News Washington managing editor, and FOX News contributors Ceci Connolly of The Washington Post; Bill Kristol of The Weekly Standard and Juan Williams of National Public Radio.

And, our Power Player of the Week always sets the right tone.