Good read: Charlie Wilson’s War

Finished the audiobook version of “Charlie Wilson’s War” by George Crile. A fascinating book about the inner-workings of the CIA, Congress, U.S. foreign policy, and an unusual character – Charlie Wilson.

An interesting premise of the book is that by helping the mujahideen defeat the Soviet Union when it invaded Afghanistan, the U.S. may have unexpectantly led to the attacks againt the U.S., including the Trade Center bombing and the 9/11 attacks. The book doesn’t twell on that too much, most of it is just an interesting look behind the scenes of people using power.

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