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Ee managed to procure hundreds of millions of dollars to support the mujahideen The arms were secretly procured and distributed with the help of an out of favor CIA operative Gust Avrokotos whose working class Greek American background made him an anomaly among the Ivy League world of American spies Avrakotos handpicked a staff of CIA outcasts to run his operation and with their help continually st. This book was too long and poorly written It repeated itself and skipped around uite a bit It took me a very long time to get through this despite being interested in the material The author would have done better with a condensed book that flowed better The story is over dramatized and extrodinarily biased I d like to hear from Casey George and others who were denigrated in this book I think this is overinflated and a very egotistical version of an important turning point in US History World History It is a shame this is sensationalized in this book

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Retched the Agency's rules to the breaking point Moving from the back rooms of the Capitol to secret chambers at Langley to arms dealers' conventions to the Khyber Pass this book presents an astonishing chapter of our recent past and the key to understanding what helped trigger the sudden collapse of the Soviet Union and ultimately led to the emergence of a brand new foe in the form of radical Isla. This definately falls in the category of truth being stranger than fiction because this story is so unlikely that no one would believe it if it hadn t happened Not only is there much detail and depth than the movie even hinted at it s also a great inside look at how the American government and intelligence community actually work

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Charlie Wilson's War was a publishing sensation and a New York Times Washington Post and Los Angeles Times bestseller In the early 1980s a Houston socialite turned the attention of maverick Texas congressman Charlie Wilson to the ragged band of Afghan freedom fighters who continued despite overwhelming odds to fight the Soviet invaders Wilson who sat on the all powerful House Appropriations Committ. Charlie Wilson s War is a chilling tale of how a few determined people can undermine all existing law use their positions of power and influence to get unseen funds allocated and pursue a major war without the approval of the American people Crile was clearly enad of Wilson regarding him as a charismatic larger than life figure who performed a major service to the West by tipping the Soviet Union over the edge Crile foreground with Wilson suspenders and an unnamed ISI agent shades in Afghanistan from Wiki media There is some consciousness here of some of the blowback that resulted from this work the resources now used by Islamic extremists to attack the West but I doubt that Wilson or any of his cohorts will ever accept any real responsibility for that A must read for anyone interested in how foreign policy can be driven by committed individuals The film that was based on the book is definitely worth a look EXTRA STUFFCrile a long time producer and reporter for CBS news a two time winner of the Edward R Murrow Award for his outstanding foreign policy reporting passed away at age 61 in 2006 There are many links to reports Crile made on this wiki pageCharlie Wilson passed away in 2010 Wikipedia has a bit information on him


10 thoughts on “Charlie Wilson's War

  1. says:

    Charlie Wilson's War is a chilling tale of how a few determined people can undermine all existing law use their positions of power and influence to get unseen funds allocated and pursue a major war without the approval of the American people Crile was clearly enad of Wilson regarding him as a charismatic larger than life f

  2. says:

    creating along the ISIS and probably the rest of forces behind the 911 horror Niiice How to you really manage to get over people spending billions of tax payers' money to promote terrorism shit? Read this and see how the author manages to endorse these actions in this research 911 was a watershed as stunning in its boldness as it wa

  3. says:

    uite an unputdownable bookthe most interesting one I've read this yearAlarm bills started ringing in Pakistan when the Soviet Union invaded neighbouring Afghanistanin 1979Would Pakistan be next ?The Soviet occupation continued for nearly a decadePakistan's military strongmanGeneral Zia ul Hawho had till then been shunned by the US chose to tu

  4. says:

    Charlie Wilson's war is indispensible for anyone who wants to understand the roots of our current war in Afghanistan It's also a primer on how Washington worked in the 1970s 1980s under Reagan Tip O'Neill and others Congressman Charlie Wilson and the CIA funneled billions of dollars worth of money and euipment to the Mooj or Mujahadeen in Afghanistan to bleed the Soviet 40th Army Every penny every bullet went via Paki

  5. says:

    This book was too long and poorly written It repeated itself and skipped around uite a bit It took me a very lo

  6. says:

    During the height of the Cold War the United States attempted to keep the spread of communism at bay throughout the world without actively engaging in real warfare with the Soviet Union Certain hot spots such as Southeast Asia and Central America were the primary focus of the US military and intelligence groups Other hot spots such as the Middle East were of eual importance due to their strategic importance

  7. says:

    This definately falls in the category of truth being stranger than fiction because this story is so unlikely that no one would believe it if it hadn't happened Not only is there much detail and depth than the movie even hinted at it's also a great inside look at how the American government and intelligence community actually work

  8. says:

    An incredibly entertaining history of Amercia's most successful covert war via proxy When the Soviets went into Afghanistan Congressman Charlie Wilson pushed to support the mujaheddinIt's true that this eventually turned against us providing the training that militarized those who would eventually become terrorists but those dots wouldn't be connected until many years later At the time many thought it plausible that Afghanistan would be sol

  9. says:

    I guess now that Tom Hanks starred in a movie based on this book I'm obligated to write a review If you're into

  10. says:

    A drama based on a Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets have some unforeseen and long reaching effectsA movie was made based on this book 2007 directed by Mike Nichols with Tom Hanks Julia Roberts Philip Seymour Hoffman

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