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Thomas E. Ricks' daily take on national security.

Who gets southern Afghanistan now?

It appears to be up for grabs now that President Karzai’s half-brother has been assassinated. Amazing how many people are killed by their bodyguards. I never met Ahmed Wali Karzzi, but I have eaten at the family’s restaurant in Baltimore. I was a little surprised to see seafood served in an Afghan restaurant –"Helmand River ...

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It appears to be up for grabs now that President Karzai's half-brother has been assassinated. Amazing how many people are killed by their bodyguards.

I never met Ahmed Wali Karzzi, but I have eaten at the family's restaurant in Baltimore. I was a little surprised to see seafood served in an Afghan restaurant --"Helmand River salmon," as I recall.

It appears to be up for grabs now that President Karzai’s half-brother has been assassinated. Amazing how many people are killed by their bodyguards.

I never met Ahmed Wali Karzzi, but I have eaten at the family’s restaurant in Baltimore. I was a little surprised to see seafood served in an Afghan restaurant –"Helmand River salmon," as I recall.

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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