'In The Soup'

By John Liang / February 17, 2011 at 4:44 PM

The Defense Department isn't the only agency looking to win hearts and minds in Afghanistan.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates warned the Senate Armed Services Committee this morning that the United States would "really be in the soup" if his counterparts in the State Department don't get the full funding they need to continue operations in Afghanistan. Gates said it "reminds me of the final scene in the movie 'Charlie Wilson's War,' where we spent billions to get the Soviets out of Afghanistan, but couldn't get $1 million to build a school."