The True Story of Charlie Wilson (2008)

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You've seen Hollywood's version of this remarkable tale, now take the opportunity to look behind the scenes and find out how boisterous Texas congressman Charlie Wilson and aggressive CIA operative Gust Avrakotos (aka "Dr. Dirty") really armed the Afghan Mujahideen in the most expansive campaign in CIA history. The effects of Wilson and Avrakotos' efforts are still being felt around the globe nearly two decades after the fact, making their story as relevant in the new millennium as it was when they first began plotting together back in the 1980s.
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NR
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Documentary , Special Interest
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History Channel, The

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As a supplement to Charlie Wilson's War, it's a bit redundant yet fills in enough of the gaps to remain worthy of a peek.

Full Review… | June 11, 2008
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Audience Reviews for The True Story of Charlie Wilson

Pulls it all together, watch the Hollywood version first. Otherwise you may be bored of the story line. I loved them both. Expansionist America using proxy wars to support its never ending idea of manifest destiny. Hello, we already went to the Pacific... where to next?

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