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Politics & Public Policy

George Crile

Friday, August 22, 2003
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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"IS IT A VICTORY IF YOU DON'T WIN THE PEACE, IF YOU DON'T LEAVE SOMETHING POSITIVE BEHIND?" – George Crile III

George Crile III, CBS producer, journalist, and speaks about his new book "Charlie Wilson's War: The Extraordinary Story of the Largest Covert Operation in History." The book details the partnership of Charlie Wilson, a Texas congressman, and a CIA agent. The pair worked out and executed a secret plan to supply weapons to Afghan rebels used to defeat the Soviets. This victory was a catalyst that contributed to the end Soviet communism and eventually put the fundamentalist Muslim militants of the Taliban in control of Afghanistan.

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