Monday, September 05, 2005

Books: Pakistan-Israel supplied arms to Afghan mujahideen through CIA

The Peninsula reports that a new book by journalist George Crile, details secret deals made through the CIA, between Pakistan's Army, (led by General Ziaul Haq) and Israel. The deals involved supplying the Afghan mujahideen fighting the Soviet Union.

Charlie Wilson's War: The Extraordinary Story of the Largest Covert Operation in History, claims the deals were brokered by US Congressman Charlie Wilson from Texas, the central figure in the book.