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Charlie Wilson’s War

Issue No. 2097

In December 1979 the Russian army invaded Afghanistan.

Charlie Wilson, a Texas congressman, worked with a CIA operative to send arms to Afghanistan and defeat Russia.

The film shows the extent of the CIA’s funding for various “anti-communist” initiatives around the world.

But its conclusion about US involvement in Afghanistan is a controversial one.

Charlie Wilson’s War
Out on DVD from 22 April

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Tue 15 Apr 2008, 19:24 BST
Issue No. 2097
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