Volume 13, Number 48, December 5, 1986


Book Reviews

New CIA History Puts Intelligence Policy under the Microscope

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Reviews John Ranelagh’s The Agency—The Rise and Decline of the CIA From Wild Bill Donovan to William Casey.


Report from Rio

by Silvia Palacios

Cruzado Plan, Take Two.

From New Delhi

by Susan Maitra

Jitters over AWACS.

Northern Flank

by William Jones

Stockholm Police Chief under Fire.

Dateline Mexico

by Josefina Menéndez

John Gavin, One of the “Bad Guys”?

Andean Report

by Valerie Rush

“Betting on Peru” in the Year 2000.


Now, Let’s Get the “Homintern”

Science & Technology

New Computer Study Shows AIDS Could Wipe Out U.S.

by Jonathan Tennenbaum

The first run of a new epidemiological computer model, the first ever designed to study a human slow-acting retrovirus.

U.K., France Seek Joint Action To Stop AIDS

Operation Juárez

Educating the Labor Force of Ibero-America

For Ibero-America as for all modem economies, this task comprises two aspects: the baseline level of literacy and general education of the majority of the work force, and the number and quality of training of scientists, engineers, and technicians.


Steel Shutdown Reveals 15-25% Industrial Decline

by David Goldman

Amid the press fanfare over LTV’s whopping $2.08 billion loss for the third quarter, the most important point was buried: The company’s sales of steel fell by 24%, despite the continuing strike at USX.

Ivan Boesky and the Mossad Arms Smuggling Connection

by Joseph Brewda and David Goldman

Background: The Insider Trading System and “Dope, Inc.”

Currency Rates

U.S. Policy and the Economic Time-Bomb in Central America

by Gretchen Small

Between 1978 and 1985, fully 13% of the Gross Domestic Product of the Central American nations was looted from the region.

The Facts: What the IMF Robbed

by Dennis Small

Honduras on the Brink of Catastrophe

by Carlos Cota Meza

Poland: Selling the Nation To Pay the Debt

by Tadeusz Rejtan

Part 3 of a series.

Foreign Exchange

by David Goldman

Washington’s Crisis and the Dollar.

Domestic Credit

by David Goldman

The Threat of 1930s-Style Deflation.


by Marcia Merry

Farm Trade Surplus at 14-Year Low.

Business Briefs


The Difference between LaRouche’s and Teller’s Role in Creating SDI

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

The authorship of the Strategic Defense Initiative is primarily the work of Dr. Edward Teller and Lyndon H. LaRouche. The difference between the narrower scope of Dr. Teller’s contributions, and LaRouche’s own broader considerations, is key to understanding why the Soviets blame the latter most bitterly, rather than Dr. Teller, for this policy.

Dr. Edward Teller: A Brief Biography


The Strategic Issues behind ‘Iran-Gate’

by Criton Zoakos

What America’s friends abroad must know about the present crisis in Washington.

Raisa Gorbachova ‘Elected’ to Soviet Culture Fund Presidium

by Luba George

As the de facto leader of the new Fund, she will be directing and shaping the Soviet Union’s cultural transformation.

The Philippines: Whose Victory?

by Linda de Hoyos

The United States has adopted a policy known as “constructive disengagement,” while the communist New People’s Army guerrillas are marching toward power in Manila.

Fired NATO General Warned of Spetsnaz

International Intelligence


Reagan, Meese Have Begun the Counter-Watergate

by Criton Zoakos

What shocked the Establishment, was that Meese walked to the podium of the White House conference room, pointed the finger at the core of illicit Israeli intelligence activities in the United States, and destroyed, on the spot, the cause of the Nicaraguan Contras.

Nunn Surfaces as Trilateral’s Hand-Picked Man for President

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Funding Cuts Put the President’s SDI Program in Grave Trouble

by Robert Gallagher and Carol White

Funding for directed-energy weapons under the Strategic Defense Initiative will be 5% lower in this fiscal year than last.

Miami Indictments Hit ‘Medellín Cartel’

by Jeffrey Steinberg

EIR’s Chaitkin Seeks Graham Death Records

by Anton Chaitkin

The latest in an ongoing investigation of the mysterious death of the late husband of the Washington Post owner.

Eye on Washington

by Nicholas F. Benton

Bankers Admit Crisis, Have No Solutions — Oklahoma, Louisiana Keys to 1988? — T. Boone Pickens: “What? Me Worry?”

National News