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The power and influence of Ahmed Wali Karzai

Failed U.S. attempts to find evidence against the half brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai and fear of a power vacuum has shaped the American strategy heading into the summer's military push in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

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The brother Karzai
Article | KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN -- On March 8, at NATO headquarters in Kabul, Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal presided over a classified briefing that some military officials hoped would lead to the ouster of Ahmed Wali Karzai, the half-brother of Afghanistan's president and the most powerful figure in southern...

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