Moderator: Gwen Ifill. Issues of national security remain at the forefront of American foreign and domestic policy. Weapons inspectors land in Iraq as President Bush, at the NATO meeting, warns Saddam Hussein anew. Doyle McManus of the Los Angeles Times has the latest. Homeland Security Department is a step closer to becoming reality. Now the hard part: How will this behemoth be managed and paid for? Alan Murray of CNBC reports. The delicate balance between protecting civil liberties and national security is tested again. Pete Williams of NBC News has that story. And finally....Al Gore speaks. Out this week promoting his new book, he's also reintroducing himself to voters as he nears a decision about the 2004 presidential race. Karen Tumulty of Time Magazine spoke with him this week. [26 minutes]
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