Time Magazine Contents Page

Magazine Contents page MARCH 9, 1987 Vol. 129 No. 10

COVER: The Tower report rocks 20

the White House to its foundations

The President, exposed as uninvolved and unaware, must try to redraw the panel' s devastating portrait of a leaderless Administration. -- Washington hails the choice of Howard Baker as chief of staff. -- Computer memos detail Oliver North' s reckless overreaching. -- Reagan Agonistes: Author Garry Wills muses on the evanescence of the Reagan bedazzlement. See NATION.

WORLD: Syrian forces enter West Beirut 48

to contain the P. L. O. and radical Shi' ites

Alarmed by continuing anarchy and military threats to his ally, the Amal militia, President Hafez...