Another Runaway General: Army Deploys Psy-Ops on U.S. Senators

The U.S. Army illegally ordered a team of soldiers specializing in "psychological operations" to manipulate visiting American senators into providing more troops and funding for the war, Rolling Stone has learned – and when an officer tried to stop the operation, he was railroaded by military investigators. Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Jon Mitchell - Feb 24, 2011 - 2:10 AM PST
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Jon Mitchell
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by Jon Mitchell - Feb. 24, 2011

Gripping report about the military's manipulation of U.S. legislators. This is shocking news, and I almost wish there was more depth to this article, but maybe I don't want to know. Hastings makes a smart move steering clear of speculating as to what effect these efforts had on actual policy.

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Fred Gatlin
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by Fred Gatlin - Feb. 24, 2011

This is an informative article that raises many questions. It is well written and easy to read.

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Sirajul Islam
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by Sirajul Islam - Feb. 25, 2011

American federal law forbids the military from practicing psy-ops on Americans, and also prohibits such manipulation. But this story says that was not observed by its own military. Enterprising story.

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Bob Herrschaft
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by Bob Herrschaft - Mar. 8, 2011

...a revealing article about abuse of power in the top ranks of the military in Afghanistan, where some of the ranking officers have adopted the tactics of their civilian counterparts to advance their propaganda agenda. Evidently petty vindictiveness is part of the strategy employed by Lt. General Caldwell and his aides when subordinates with scruples get in their way.

From now on, the memo added, the “information operation cell” would be referred to as the “Information Engagement cell.” The IE’s mission? ... More »

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Randy Morrow
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by Randy Morrow - Mar. 8, 2011

The incident offers an indication of just how desperate the U.S. command in Afghanistan is to spin American civilian leaders into supporting an increasingly unpopular war. ... More »

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Dwight Rousu
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by Dwight Rousu - Feb. 25, 2011

The incident offers an indication of just how desperate the U.S. command in Afghanistan is to spin American civilian leaders into supporting an increasingly unpopular war. More »

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