GUN So I'm re-reading Ghost Wars...

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  1. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington nunc fortunatus sum

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    http://www.amazon.com/Ghost-Wars-Afghanistan-Invasion-September/dp/1594200076

    (Great book, very interesting, highly recommended)

    Anyway, I am at the point where the CIA starts actively arming Afghan resistance fighters after the Soviet invasion. The weapons selection was largely the choice of one CIA agent ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Hart - who happened to be an avid firearms enthusiast and collector) and rather than AKs, which he felt were inaccurate and underpowered, he ordered thousands of surplus Enfields and zillions of rounds of .303. He later supplemented this with Turkish Mausers.

    I thought C&R crew would find this interesting :o
     

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