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Secretary of State Powell's Trip to the Middle East

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Secretary of State Powell's Trip to the Middle East

Secretary of State Powell's Trip to the Middle East

Secretary of State Powell's Trip to the Middle East

Only Available in Archive Formats.


Guests:

Melissa Block
* NPR reporter

Larry Korb
* Vice President and Director of Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations
* Former Assistant Secretary of Defense under President Reagan

Lawrence Eagleburger
* Former Secretary of State during the first Bush administration

Zbigniew Brzezinski
* Former National Security Adviser in the Carter administration

Secretary of State Colin Powell has embarked on a mission to the Middle East. He wants to convince Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to halt the military incursion into Palestinian cities and get the Palestinian leadership to denounce suicide bombings. Neal Conan talks with former White House officials about Secretary Powell's trip to the Middle East. Can diplomacy create some breathing room in the Middle East?