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No one suspected that playboy Congressman Charlie Wilson and his partner Gust Avrakotos--an aggressive CIA agent nicknamed Dr. Dirty --would mastermind the covert arming of the Afghan Mujahideen in what became the largest and most successful campaign in CIA history.
THE TRUE STORY OF CHARLIE WILSON profiles this unorthodox alliance, and chronicles the epic journey the two men undertook to guarantee the success of their freedom fighters. Now, THE HISTORY CHANNEL examines the unforeseen and far-reaching effects of the CIA s efforts to assist the Afghan rebels in the fight against the Soviet Union--namely, the Afghan uprising against the West. Revealing the full story behind the Hollywood blockbuster Charlie Wilson s War, THE TRUE STORY OF CHARLIE WILSON penetrates the inner-workings of the CIA to uncover the men and the designs that have returned to haunt America today.
Enjoyable and informative: I found this DVD enjoyable, entertaining and informative. Charlie Wilson, warts and all, and his band of cohorts, were certainly a colourful, interesting... Read morePublished 4 months ago by GregO
I am glad I watched this before I watched the movie...a few differences but they always do that for the sake of making the movie more excitingPublished 8 months ago by MOVIE buff
Charlie Wilson was a man's man, great story. True American heroPublished 11 months ago by Angelo Lopez
Charlie got the Russians out of Afghanistan. Unfortunately, the United States didn't learn anything about the Afghanistan people and went in after the Russians left and made more... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Harry
I show this to my AP students after the AP exam every year. This really helps them understand Afghanistan and Argold there in a much larger context. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Jen Adams