Table of Contents: Aug. 16, 2004

10 QUESTIONS: Mark Spitz on Michael Phelps and post-Olympics life 8



The Iraq insurgency gets organized; why Che is hot; science film a sleeper hit 19

MILESTONES: Rick James dies; Smarty Jones retires 25

IN THE ARENA: Joe Klein on red and blue America 27


CASING THE U.S. An exclusive look at what investigators have discovered about al-Qaeda's plans of attack 28

THE TARGETS: Raw data from the terrorists' own files 32

THE HUNT: Tracking jihadist suspects on U.S. soil 34


THE POLITICS OF ALERTS A TIME poll shows Bush's advantage on fighting terrorism is...

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