Lieutenant-General Hamid Gul was a military commander in Pakistan's army in the 1980s, and served as the head of the country's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency from 1987 to 1989.

Gul's rise to fame came during the Pakistan-Saudi-US effort to keep funds and logistical support flowing to the Afghanistan mujahidin, who were eventually credited with defeating Soviet military and political forces. He talks to Al Jazeera's Kamahl Santamaria.

Editor's note: This interview was first broadcast on Al Jazeera English in 2010.

Source: Al Jazeera