Suicide Tactics


Guests:

Phil Rieger
*Deputy Spokesperson, State Department (talk about India/Pakistan/Powell)

Dr. Jerrold Post
*Professor of Psychiatry, Political Psychology and International Affairs, George Washington University
*Chair, Task Force for National and International Terrorism and Violence, American Psychiatric Association
*Author, Political Paranoia: The Psychopolitics Of Hatred (Yale University, 1997)

Victoria Clarke, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs; and John Stufflebeem, Deputy Director of Operations for Current Readiness and Capabilities for the Joint Staff Briefing From the Pentagon (update on military operations)

Ronald Spector
* Professor of History and Military Affairs, George Washington University
* Military Historian most recent book called At War at Sea: Sailors and Naval Combat in the Twentieth Century (Viking Press, 2001)

President Bush Speaking From the Sacramento Convention Center In California

During the second World War, Japanese Kamikazes used their planes as weapons of war, flying them directly into U.S. and British ships, killing thousands. On September 11th, 19 men hijacked four American passenger planes and using similar suicide tactics, took more than five thousand American lives. Neal Conan talks with guests about suicide missions as a tactic of war.

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