The vodka was flowing like the Volga at a Moscow garden party last week. Russia's goateed Defense Minister, Marshal Nikolai A. Bulganin, hopped merrily from one cluster of diplomats to another at the celebration of Indonesian Independence
Day, and tossed off toast after toast in the name of peace.
"Down with war!" cried he. "I say that as a marshal of the Soviet Union and the commanding general of all the armed forces of the Soviet Union." (Actually, though a marshal, Bulganin is a politician who commands soldiers.)
He bubbled on: "I recently had a talk with the American military attache. I...