Volume 14, Number 35, September 4, 1987



Sheila Jones

by Ortrun Cramer

The political leader from Illinois received a wan welcome on her trip to India to organize support for the defense of the human rights of Lyndon LaRouche and his associates in the United States.

Book Reviews

Pavlov Is a Russian Soldier’s Weak Flank

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Critically reviews Spetsnaz, the Story Behind the Soviet SAS, by Viktor Suvorov. The Pavlovian training of Soviet military personnel is of utmost relevance to Western strategic planners today, in confronting Marshal Ogarkov’s war plans.

The Offensive Culture of the Rodina

Fiction Highlights NATO-Soviet Conflict

by Anthony K. Wikrent

Reviews The Hunt for Red October and Red Storm Rising, by Tom Clancy.

Intoxicated with Its Own Lies

by Dana Scanlon

Review of The Media Elite, America’s New Powerbrokers, by S. Robert Lichter, Stanley Rothman, and Linda S. Lichter.

Books received


Andean Report

by Valerie Rush

The End of the Truce.

Report from Rome

by Liliana Celani

U.S.-Soviet Minuet at Erice.

Report from Rio

by Marco Monteiro

Banks’ Spies Puzzled by Summit.


In Defense of Jorge Carrillo.

Science & Technology

How Radio Frequency Waves Interact with Living Systems

by J.W. Frazer

Some observations on bioelectromagnetics by J.W. Fraser, Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and J.E. Frazer.

AIDS Update

AIDS Sweeps Unchecked Throughout Africa

by Mary Lalevée

New Herpes Virus Is Similar to AIDS

Soviets Set Penalties for Spreading AIDS

AIDS Issue Raised in U.S.-Philippine Dispute


Boom or Bust? Debate Ignores Real Economy

by Christopher White

The “experts” have warned of the dangers of a blow-out of U.S. equity markets. But all the warnings are flawed, as regards their assumptions about the relationship between the physical economy, and the monetary side of economic processes.

U.S. Treasury Department: Save Wildlife, Starve People

by Marjorie Mazel Hecht

The malthusians at Treasury are more interested in the wild game preserves of Botswana than in its people.

AIDS Sweeps Unchecked Throughout Africa

by Mary Lalevée

The Hamburg Mafia and ‘Irangate’ Deals

by Mark Burdman

What’s behind the strange case of Lonhro’s Tiny Rowland?

The Japanese Launch an Asian Development Offensive

by Sophie Tanapura

The turn to Southeast Asia will open up new markets for Japan’s exports, as it develops the nations of the region. This report from our Bangkok correspondent highlights Thailand’s potential role.

Currency Rates

Foreign Exchange

by David Goldman

Time of Reckoning for the Dollar.

Business Briefs


The United States Industrial Base—Unfit For Duty

by Marcia Merry

The arsenal of democracy? Very far from it, as Marcia Merry and Joyce Fredman report in this review of America’s economic capability for sustained war-fighting.

The Drop in Preparedness: Many Warnings

How the United States’ Marine Industrial Base Has Declined

by Joyce Fredman

Since 1946, the United States Merchant Marine has dropped from more than 3,000 ships actively engaged in U.S. ocean-borne foreign trade to a mere 470 today, of which 100 are inactive.

A Proposal for the Semiconductor Crisis

by Marcia Merry

Security Emergency in Fastener Sector

by Joyce Fredman

Cheap imported nuts, bolts, screws, and rivets have been found defective on a wide scale and threaten the capacity of some of the military’s most important weaponry.


Moscow Forgets ‘Glasnost,’ Defends Hitler-Stalin Pact

by Luba George and Konstantin George

Gorbachov the “reformer”? In the wake of anti-Soviet demonstrations in the Baltic republics, the Kremlin is stridently defending its imperial right to occupy, enslave, and kill captive peoples.

Project Democracy’s Frontmen Defend Drug Bankers in Peru

by Gretchen Small

The international drug-legalization lobby has taken the lead in organizing a “bankers’ insurrection” against the government of Alan García.

Documentation: Profile of a drug legalizer: Mario Vargas Llosa.

The ILD’s Strategy: ‘Freedom’ To Be Poor

Soviet Brass Is Worried over SDI

by Rachel Douglas

Gen. Col. V.N. Lobov’s attack on the goals of SDI is really a statement of the Soviets’ own goals.

Gulf: U.S. ‘One Step Ahead of Soviet’

by Jeffrey Steinberg

U.S. force concentrations there have effected a much broader strategic shift.

New Ambassador To Oust Pakistan’s Zia?

by Allen Douglas

Arnold Raphel was a key figure in the State Department Policy Planning Group’s Iran and Persian Gulf section during late 1978.

International Intelligence


Moscow Wonders: Ambiguity or Chaos in Washington?

by Criton Zoakos

If Kremlin strategists look at U.S. military deployments in the Gulf, they draw one set of, mostly alarmed, conclusions; if they look at U.S. diplomatic deployments in Western Europe, especially around the disastrous, “zero-zero” agreement, they must be very pleased. Which foreign policy is policy?

Rights Group To Hear ‘The LaRouche Case’

How the Government Created ‘Complaints’ against LaRouche

More excerpts from the motions filed by the presidential candidate in Boston, showing that he is the target of a political witchhunt.

Eye on Washington

by Nicholas F. Benton

Reagan Recalls a 1976 Conversation.

Congressional Closeup

by Ronald Kokinda

National News