July 1989

Vol. 72, No. 7

The Embattled Soviet Economy

The world’s most popular man is in trouble at home. Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev enjoys one success after another in foreign affairs. In the eyes of the international community, it seems, he can do no wrong. Recent opinion polls give...

Blind Bat

Four-engine fighters, phantom friendlies, duels with flak guns, and other tales from the forgotten wor