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Volume 14, Number 5, January 30, 1987

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Departments

Report from Bonn  

by Rainer Apel

Lebanese Hostage Crisis Made in Bonn.

Report From New Delhi  

by Susan Maitra

Beijing Shift on India Relations?

Northern Flank  

by Göran Haglund

Budget Cuts Weaken Northern Defense.

Dateline Mexico  

by Carlos Cota Meza

The Corruption of Pemex.

Andean Report  

by Valerie Rush

Terrorists Hit Peru’s Industry.

Report from Rio  

by Lorenzo Carrasco

A Governors’ Revolt.

Editorial  

America and Socrates.

Science & Technology

The Push for Early Development of the SDI  

by Carol White

The George C. Marshall Institute’s new report documents the feasibility of an early deployment of an ABM shield. Although their approach relies heavily upon kinetic energy weapons rather than lasers—an approach we disagree with—they correctly identify the Soviet threat and assert that we can have a functioning ABM system within seven years, and an initial deployment within five years.

The European Defense Initiative: A Near Reality?  

by Carol White

Part II of a proposal for antimissile defense of Western Europe developed by Gregory Canavan of Los Alamos National Laboratory.

SDI Budget Request: Shift from Lasers  

by Robert Gallagher

Economics

Donald Regan Topples the U.S. Debt Pyramid  

by David Goldman

Trillions of dollars worth of debt are in jeopardy, as the real estate market, the thrift institutions, and major portions of the commercial banking system will come crashing down if there is even a 2% rise in interest rates.

AIDS Spreads Throughout Asia, But Nations Still Hesitate To Act  

by Mary McCourt

Currency Rates  

Bankers ‘Recolonize’ Ibero-America with New Debt-for-Equity Hustles  

by Lorenzo Carrasco and Mark Sonnenblick

Foreign Exchange  

When Will the Big Money Exodus Begin?

Agriculture  

by Marcia Merry

Just Who Are They Trying To Kid?

Commodities  

Steel Settlement Means Bankruptcy.

Business Briefs  

Feature

Reagan ‘Recovery’ Leaves One-Third of a Nation in Poverty  

by Carol Cleary

After 18 more months of the “Reagan recovery,” one-third of the nation lives in real poverty. In the United States, in the year 1986, Americans were again lining up at soup kitchens and food pantries as their only alternative to slow starvation.

Operation Juárez

Moving the Water to Where It Is Needed  

Although one of Ibero-America’s greatest resources is its water, the problem is that the plentiful water is poorly distributed. The job is to move the water to where it is needed, and that defines the major tasks of water management over the coming 30 years.

International

Is Gulf War Rigged against Saddam Hussein?  

by Scott Thompson

Western speculation about whether the Iraqi city of Basra will fall to Iranian troops misses the crucial point: Khomeini’s regime must be destroyed.

History of Germany: Strauss Raises a Double-Edged Theme  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Whenever the discussion of German culture and German history is raised by politicians in Germany today, one must wonder whether these symptoms of Germany consciousness are winds blowing westward or eastward.

Firing of Intellectuals Shows China’s Dilemma  

by Linda de Hoyos

New Zealand’s Media Defend Drug Lobby  

by Allen Douglas

General Jaruzelski Meets the Pope  

by Tadeusz Rejtan

Anthroposophs Push ‘Superior Russian’  

by Mark Burdman and Leonardo Servadio

International Intelligence  

National

Weinberger Presses SDI To Salvage Administration  

by Webster G. Tarpley

Unless there are some radical changes in policy, it will be almost a miracle if we do not find ourselves getting used to saying “President George Bush” a few weeks down the line.

EIR’s Hashemi Case at Center Stage: Carter’s Links to Iran Arms Exposed  

by Michele Steinberg

Documentation: EIR’s Law Editor Edward Spannaus fights for release of the Justice Department’s Hashemi files.

Court Orders LaRouche Associates Released from Prison on Bail  

Weld Covers Up for Colombian Drug Cartel  

Eye on Washington  

by Nicholas F. Benton

Pat Buchanan’s Desperation Move — Mayors Commiserate in Deep Freeze.

National News  

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