McChrystal Adviser on Ahmed Wali Karzai
Andrew Exum of the Center for a New American Security, one of the advisers for Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s Afghanistan strategy review, doesn’t know if Ahmed Wali Karzai is indeed a CIA asset. But he blogs that the perception of his interlocutors on the Afghan president’s brother is rather severe:
I can, however, say that numerous military officials in southern Afghanistan with whom I have spoken identify AWK and his activities as *the *biggest problem they face — bigger than the lack of government services or even the Taliban.
Exum, who specifies he has no insider information, thinks this could be quite a point of friction between McChrystal’s command and the CIA.