News & Views will report on President Bush's visit to the Pentagon. Iraq is to be the main topic at this meeting so the president could hear assessments from the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the top brass at the Pentagon. The administration is due to deliver its own progress report by Sept. 15. The Iraqi government has called on armed groups to follow the lead of the biggest Shiite militia and freeze their operations. NAV's Washington Report will focus on an upbeat assessment of Iranian cooperation with international inspectors in a new report yesterday that could make it more difficult for the United States to win tougher U.N. sanctions against Iran. Tamara Cofman Wittes of Brookings will be NAV's guest analyst to discuss why the Iraqi government has failed to meet the vast majority of political and military goals laid out by congress and U.S options once the Sept. 15 report is delivered to the nation. NAV will also talk to a stringer in Ankara about reports in the Turkish press that newly-elected President Abdullah Gul has invited Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to visit Turkey.
Roundtable will host a discussion with historian Nasser Enghetaa about the prominent women in Iranian history and their role in shaping Iran's social development.
Late Edition will look at a study that predicts the US population will increase by more than 50 percent in the next 50 year and reach 468 million.
NewsTalk will review major developments in U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and US strategy in Iraq with news analyst Shayan Samiii and opposition leader Dr. Manouchehr Ganji.