book, by George Crile, is highly recommended. It is the story of the
CIA's secret war in Afghanistan and the movers and shakers behind it.
For me, the story of the people supporting it was secondary to the story
of the war itself. It was very interesting to learn how the
appropriations were handled and that part is compelling. The agreements
forged by Wilson between various countries to aid the Mujahidin yielded
good results, even when his actions greatly exceeded his legal limits.
book is much better and very much more comprehensive than the movie.
Larger than life characters and a desparate struggle against tyranny.
What more can you want in a book.
If you have any interest in the Cold War, the CIA, or are looking for a good piece of non-fiction, this is the book for you.