Charlie Wilson at War G&A Staff September 8th, 2016 | More From G&A Staff Share0 Tweet Email Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+ The U.S. had nothing whatsoever to do with these people’s decision to fight,” said former Rep. Charlie Wilson, D-Tx., “but we’ll be damned by history if we let them fight with stones.” Wilson, a 12-term representative from Texas’ 2nd Congressional District, poses on horseback in Soviet-occupied Afghanistan. As a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, he managed to increase the CIA budget for Operation Cyclone from $5 million to nearly $500 million. These funds were used in part to supply the mujahideen resistance with Stinger missiles, military equipment and small arms such as these AKMs. Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+ Share0 Tweet Email Load Comments ( ) Don’t forget to sign up! Get the Top Stories from Guns & Ammo Delivered to Your Inbox Every Week To sign-up for our newsletter, check this box and submit your email address below. If you sign-up, then you acknowledge that your email address is valid, and that you have read and accept our Terms of Service Even More Historical Show More Get the Guns & Ammo Newsletter FREE! Get the top stories delivered right to your inbox every week. To sign-up for our newsletter, check this box and submit your email address below. If you sign-up, then you acknowledge that your email address is valid, and that you have read and accept our Terms of Service 9 Awesomely Creative Ways to Kill ZombiesRead Now! Advertisement ▶ Now on Tablets! Subscribe & Save! Temporary Price Reduction! Subscribe Now Give a Gift | Subscriber Services WAIT!DON'T MISS A SINGLE ISSUE! Get 12 issues for the low price of just $9! Subscribe!