Charlie Wilson's War - Chapters 21-23 Summary & Analysis

George Crile III
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Chapters 21-23 Summary and Analysis

Avrakotos hires Mike Vickers from the paramilitary branch to assist him in weapons and tactics. Vickers, who served as a Green Beret before entering the CIA, offers a complete overhaul of the campaign in Afghanistan. His plan, however, requires a $1.2 billion budget. Vickers fears he holds too low of a rank to suggest such radical changes. However, Avrakotos receives the ideas with excitement and even his superiors sign off on the ideas, though they doubt that congress with allow for the budget increase.

Avrakotos takes Vickers directly to Wilson, where Vickers once again explains the need and impact of a variety of new weapons to unsettle the enemy. Wilson shows interest in the plan, but still insists on the need for a weapon to shoot down the Hind helicopters. He invites Avrakotos to Egypt to evaluate a possible weapons...

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