- Additional Details
- Format: DVD
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 94 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: April 29, 2008
- Audio: ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
- Genre: Documentary
- Color: Color
- Release Date: 2007
A playboy congressman, an outcast CIA operative, and a socialite steer over $300 million of the United States Government’s money — in an era when Reagan couldn’t raise $19 million for the Contras — to fund a covert war intended to turn Afghanistan into “Russia’s Vietnam.”
Is this a joke? Is this some improbable work of fiction? Who are these wildly eccentric figures? How did they pull it off?
In this special presentation from THE HISTORY CHANNEL® discover the intricate details of this incredible, fascinating and completely true series of events. Learn how Texas Congressman Charlie Wilson allied with CIA agent Gust Avrakotos and Houston philanthropist Joanne Herring to secretly bankroll the Afghan Mujahideen’s resistance to the Soviet Union. Retrace the behind-the-scenes machinations that led to the CIA’s largest and most successful campaign ever. And understand the wide-ranging and long-lasting implications of this little-known episode.
Loaded with archival material, insider interviews, and dramatic and CGI reconstructions, THE TRUE STORY OF CHARLIE WILSON’S WAR takes you far beyond the Hollywood version!