Blood and Gifts

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This spy thriller goes deep inside the secret United States intrigue that powered the Soviet-Afghan War of the 1980s.

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As the CIA's Walter Barnes (David Parkes) and James Warnock (Timothy Edward Kane), as well as a Congressional staffer (Emily Ariel Rogers) and others, listen in, Senator Jefferson Birch (Craig Spidle) confronts Abdullah Khan (Kareem Bandealy) about why the U.S. should send support to Afghanistan.

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As CIA operative James Warnock (Timothy Edward Kane) offers cash to his Afghan contact Abdullah Khan (Kareem Bandealy) in return for information and assistance, Saeed (Behzad Dabu) has further demands in TimeLine's Blood and Gifts. Video by The Stage Channel.

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