This topic is definitely interesting and deserves some careful attention. I have browsed the Net a bit for information, but there's one point I don't really understand and was wondering whether anyone here could elucidate. Was the US monetary assistance to the Afghan mujahideen made public at the time? Or was it more a covert operation which was only later revealed to the public? If it is the latter, when did the government reveal it was financially assisting the mujahideen? If someone knows anything, please post it!