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The West Wing: The Warfare of Genghis Khan

A nuclear bomb explodes in the Indian Ocean, but no one in Washington knows who set it off. Bartlet and the staff scramble to figure out which country has nuclear capabilities, and when their thinking leads them to believe it's Iran, Bartlet orders bombers to destroy Iran's uranium-enriched targets. Meanwhile, Josh yells at NASA about the future of their program until he goes stargazing with a female administrator. Elsewhere, C.J. is fuming after being labeled "Chicken of the Week" by a local news station; and Will lobbies for a new "policy focus" for Vice President Russell.


Episode Info


Episode number: 5x13
Production Number: 176063
Airdate: Wednesday February 11th, 2004

Director: Bill D'Elia
Writer: Peter Noah


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Guest Stars
Anna Deavere SmithAnna Deavere Smith
As Nancy McNally
Recurring
Armin Mueller-StahlArmin Mueller-Stahl
As Eli Zahavy
Recurring
Charles NolandCharles Noland
As Steve
Recurring
Gary ColeGary Cole
As Bob Russell
Recurring
Jay MohrJay Mohr
As Taylor Reid
Recurring
Melissa FitzgeraldMelissa Fitzgerald
As Carol Fitzpatrick
Recurring
Randy BrooksRandy Brooks
As Arthur Leeds (as Randolph Brooks)
Recurring
Renee EstevezRenee Estevez
As Nancy
Recurring
Ryan CutronaRyan Cutrona
As George Rollie
Recurring
Steve RyanSteve Ryan
As Miles Hutchinson
Recurring
Terry OTerry O'Quinn
As General Nicholas Alexander
Recurring
Thomas KopacheThomas Kopache
As Bob Slattery
Recurring
Christina ChangChristina Chang
As Alex Moreau
Christopher MaherChristopher Maher
As Iranian Ambassador
Ginger JustinGinger Justin
As Swiss Diplomat
Main Cast
Martin SheenMartin Sheen
As President Jed Bartlet
John SpencerJohn Spencer
As Leo McGarry
Allison JanneyAllison Janney
As Claudia Jean "C.J." Cregg
Bradley WhitfordBradley Whitford
As Josh Lyman
Janel MoloneyJanel Moloney
As Donna Moss
Richard SchiffRichard Schiff
As Toby Ziegler
Dulé HillDulé Hill
As Charlie Young
Joshua MalinaJoshua Malina
As Will Bailey
Episode Notes
Stockard Channing (Abbey Bartlet) does not appear in this episode.



Warning: The West Wing season 5 episode 13 guide may contain spoilers
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