COVER: The U.S. plan for dealing with the U.S.S.R. is a do-nothing detente
American allies are likely to be disappointed with the message Secretary of State James Baker will carry to Moscow this week: The Bush Administration would rather hang tough and see what happens than top Moscow's diplomatic initiatives. -- Meet Eduard Shevardnadze, the master builder of Mikhail Gorbachev's foreign policy whose ice-melting smile hides the glint of iron teeth.
NATION: The trial of Oliver North ends with an equivocal verdict -- and plenty of questions for George Bush
Accepting defense claims that he was following orders from...