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Thursday, 18 July, 2002, 15:41 GMT 16:41 UK
Are the US ready to strike Iraq?
US F-16 taking off from Kuwait
Could the US be planning to topple Saddam Hussein?
In a HARDtalk interview on Monday 22 July Tim Sebastian interviews Richard Perle, Chairman of the Defence Policy Board at the US Department of Defence.

President Bush has declared his intent to get rid of the Iraqi Leader, Saddam Hussein.

But if America is on the verge of invading Iraq, is it a policy that has a clearly defined end game?

Richard Perle
Perle: A key adviser to the US President
Critics of a possible invasion say the Americans haven't thought it through - and that it would be illegal anyway.

So how much international support would be needed for this policy, and would they get it?

Richard Perle is a consultant to the Secretary of Defence, and a key security adviser to President George Bush.

He talks to Tim Sebastian about who could replace Saddam Hussein as President in Iraq, what sort of regime could replace military rule, and what evidence they have to support any action against him.

The interview can be watched in full on Monday 22 July on BBC World and BBC News 24 at the following times:

BBC News 24 (times shown in BST)
0430, repeated 2230

BBC World (times shown in GMT)
0430, repeated 0930, 1130, 1630, 1930, 0030



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