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New ‘Charlie Wilson’s war’ set after inglorious Kabul pullout

The late Charlie “Good Time” Wilson, a maverick Democratic congressman from Texas, single-handedly pushed US presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan into covertly arming and supporting the mujahideen after the invasion of Afghanistan by a senile Soviet leader, Leonid Brezhnev, in 1979 and leading to the ultimate defeat of the Red Army under Mikhail Gorbachev […]