Defender In Chief

An inside look at how Bush--faced with tough, elusive enemies--is trying to rally his team

Everyone talks about the two-front war, but last week it was a little hard to tell where one front stopped and the other started. President Bush was in the Oval Office Wednesday afternoon being briefed on the bombing campaign: we were running out of targets in Afghanistan and struggling to take out the Taliban's command-and-control capabilities. But the same could not be said for the war at home. With each new anthrax report, the targets here were multiplying, and our command-and-control facilities were shutting down one by one. For a President who likes his facts straight and his decisions clean, the...

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