Charlie Wilson's War Setting & Symbolism

George Crile III
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Washington DC

Charlie Wilson cultivates his playboy lifestyle in the nation's capital, living with more celebrity than most members of congress. Washington DC also houses the CIA headquarters at Langley. The author describes the compound as one shrouded in mystery. Even Avrakotos, one of the agency's own, hides within the agency for seven months, unnoticed.

Langley

The introduction offers the most detailed account of the CIA headquarters. Even while on the campus, one sees few agents. The agents abide by strict rules of don't ask and don't tell.

Las Vegas

Nowhere is Wilson's lifestyle more at home than in Las Vegas. He attends a lavish party in the new Cesar's Palace. Even in revealing interviews with the author, Wilson refuses to admit what all occurred within the Fantasy Suite.

Afghanistan

Many outsiders see the mujahideen fighters of Afghanistan as crude and untrained. Those who fought against them, however...

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