COVER: Mikhail Gorbachev pushes the Soviet Union toward a second revolution
Long used to icy adversaries in the Kremlin, Americans must now confront a vigorous and imaginative Soviet leader. He is bent on transforming his muscle- bound but backward empire into a modern state able to hold its own in the global marketplace of goods and ideas. There is reason to wish him well, but also reason for skepticism. See WORLD.
NATION: An admiral walks the plank, taking blame for the Iran- contra diversion
By claiming he did not tell the President, John Poindexter lifts some pressure off Ronald...