Charlie Wilson’s War by George Crile III

The Critiquing Chemist

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Rate : 4/5
Medium : AudioBook

Overview (No Spoilers): Charlie Wilson’s War details the secret war that the CIA was waging in Afghanistan against the communist Soviet Union with billions of dollars allocated from Congress. Amazingly, this was all achieved without Presidential approval and largely unopposed both in Congress and in the media. This tale was delightfully unbelievable as the key players all possessed larger than life personalities and could have easily walked about of any fast paced, risk filled adventure novel. Imagine any other context where you would involve a well-connected Texas socialite, a vulgar CIA agent, a scandal ridden Texas politician, a Saudi Prince, the President of Pakistan, an Egyptian Defense Minister, and the Afghan mujahdeen. First you have Charlie Wilson, a charismatic, womanizing, substance abusing politician Texan politician that knows every loophole in the system to allow him to live well above his means and by…

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