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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Forward to the past? Weigh covert options in Afghanistan Carefully | Thomas Waldman & Rory Cormac

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Is there going to be a sequel to “Charlie Wilson’s War”? The film, like the book it was based on, told the story of the colorful congressman’s involvement in intensifying America’s war in Afghanistan in the 1980s. The US sent vast amounts of money and weapons to the Mujahedeen, who heroically fought the Soviet Army and eventually pushed them out of Afghanistan through one of the CIA’s largest covert action projects. Some in Washington think that now that the country is under the grip of another cruel authoritarian administration and it calls for a return to past strategies.

Source: https://warontherocks.com/2021/09/forward-to-the-past-weigh-covert-options-in-afghanistan-carefully/

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