The questions being debated now, officials said, are whether to move against Hussein with overt military action and, if so, when and how.
The lack of answers to those questions is producing new stresses within the administration, some defense experts said. Two people involved in the debate -- one inside the Pentagon, one outside it -- said Cheney and others at the White House are growing concerned that the Joint Chiefs of Staff and other military leaders have fought Rumsfeld and other civilian hawks to a standstill. "I'm picking up a concern that people at the top of the Pentagon are overwhelmed," said one Republican foreign policy expert.
::Thomas Ricks, Washington Post: Timing, Tactics on Iraq War Disputed