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 Charlie Wilson's War

Charlie Wilson's War

IMD 7/10

Comedy biographical war drama

Charlie Wilson War is a 2007 biographical war drama film. The joke is based on the famous 2003 book Charlie Wilson War by George Crile III.

The story is actually the story of Charlie Wilson, a luxurious American congressman, and two of his colleagues, a deviant CIA agent, Gust Avrakotos, and Joanne Herring, a laughing-stock comedian. True story That led to the defeat of the great superpower the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War.

Dear all, Tom Hanks, as always, impressed the audience with his lively performance. In addition, Julia Roberts and Philip Seymour Hoffman have done justice to their roles. Although the film business did not go as well as hoped. However, it still managed to double its cost. The film is based on the role and interests of Charlie Wilson and various international parties in the Afghan war, the politics of hypocrisy and the real reasons for the defeat of the Soviet Union, as well as a lot of interesting things for those interested in Afghan affairs.

However, in order to understand the reasons for the defeat of the Soviet Union in Afghanistan, it is very important to know the role of Charlie Wilson as well as some other behind-the-scenes factors.


There were three main and main reasons for the collapse of the Soviet Union. The first was the failure of communism itself that the system was unable to deliver further, the second was Gorbachev and his policies. Even without Gorbachev, the system could have somehow breathed a few more years. When Gorbachev came to power in 1985, it was unthinkable that the Soviet Union would disintegrate in the next five years. And third, in Afghanistan, the Soviet Union was defeated by the Afghan Mujahideen at the hands of the United States.

When Gorbachev was elected president of socialist Russia in 1985, the Soviet economy was on the brink of collapse due to the arms race with the United States and the length of the Afghan war. Gorbachev, meanwhile, accepted the US president's disarmament proposal and in 1987, Russia and the United States reached a landmark disarmament agreement. Gorbachev's other major initiative was the policy of "glassnot or free economy." For the first time, Glasnat allowed conditional permission to criticize the socialist government, as well as magazines and journals to discuss political issues. For the first time, the Soviet Union refrained from using the sword in the communist countries of Eastern Europe that were under Russian military domination after World War II, such as Bulgaria, Romania, Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia and East Germany. It used to be Russia's specialty. Despite the fall of the Berlin Wall, Gorbachev, with 350,000 Russian troops in Germany, resorted to non-violence. The third major step was Gorbachev's signing of an agreement to withdraw Russian troops from Afghanistan.

Russia defeated in Afghanistan (why, how and by whom?)

 When Soviet troops entered Afghanistan in 1979, the Soviets initially had great success and suffered heavy casualties and financial losses to the Afghan Mujahideen. All the CIA and ISI tactics have failed one after another. However, on the ground front, the Mujahideen were fighting hard against Kabul and the Soviet forces. However, they were helpless in the face of the ruthless Soviet air force. Meanwhile, US Congressman Charlie Wilson came to the fore and began a struggle to break the Soviet Air Force's lead. In this regard, Charlie Wilson asked the Congress to approve a huge fund for Mujahideen. He tried his best to supply arms to the Mujahideen. In this regard, Pakistan, Israel and Egypt, three seemingly fierce opponents, came together to support the Afghan Mujahideen against Russia, and arms provided by Russia to the Mujahideen during the Arab-Israeli war were obtained from Egypt for the United States. No evidence of direct involvement in the war was found. Charlie's greatest achievement was obtaining a Stinger missile for the Afghan Mujahideen from the US government. It was truly an extraordinary work. This meant, on the one hand, that the United States was directly involved in the war, and on the other, that American technology was in danger of falling into the hands of Russia. Stinger actually played a key role in the Afghan jihad, but in a way, Stinger proved to be a game changer. From Stinger, on the one hand, the supremacy of the Soviet Air Force ended, and on the other, a new life came to the low spirits of the Mujahideen. A total of 450 Soviet planes were either shot down or crashed during the war, including 333 helicopters. However, 80 to 85% of them fell victim to Stinger. Between 1987 and 1989 alone, more than 360 ships were hit by the missile. This was the reason that forced Gorbachev to sign a disarmament agreement with Ronald Reagan at Camp David and, secondly, to approve the withdrawal of Russian troops from Afghanistan. Thus, capitalism in Afghanistan buried socialism in the dust forever.

Who is the winner?

 This war was fought by the three major and fundamental parties together against the Soviet Union, so the credit for the victory goes to all three parties. The three parties were obligated to each other. That is, the Afghan Mujahideen could never have fought such a long war without American aid, nor without the Afghan MujahideenOnce upon a time, the United States could disintegrate the Soviet Union in this way. Similarly, without the ISI, the Mujahideen and the United States may never have come so close. The ISI acted as a bridge between the CIA and the Afghan Mujahideen. Arranged training, accommodation and medical treatment for Afghan Mujahideen. Lay the foundations of different Mujahid groups and organize them together.


In this war, Afghanistan and Afghans have suffered the most. After that, if anyone has been harmed, it is Pakistan. The United States had put Afghanistan and the region behind it on the principle of purpose. The Afghan people, on the other hand, made full use of the US-Russian war and mistakenly saw the US dollar and strategy as their complete victory. As a result, they are still singing the praises of the defeat of the superpower. He is still addicted to the defeat of Russia. They are always ready to fight and die from anyone, anywhere and anytime. Yesterday Russia was their number one enemy, today America itself. Yesterday their race was in someone else's hands, today they are playing in someone else's hands. This attitude of the Afghans turned Afghanistan into a quagmire. And when it comes to Pakistan, in a way it also had to pay a heavy price for this victory. Prejudice, sectarianism and religious fanaticism are rampant in Pakistan today. In addition, thousands of Pakistanis have witnessed the post-war situation. The country suffered trillions in economic losses separately.

War is a disaster, especially for poor and economically disadvantaged countries. This is the lesson of the history of the past and this is the requirement of reason to learn from history.

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