Rolling Stone: Army manipulated visiting VIPs in Afghanistan
February 24th, 2011
05:59 PM ET
4 years ago

Rolling Stone: Army manipulated visiting VIPs in Afghanistan

(CNN) - Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, is ordering an investigation into a scathing Rolling Stone magazine report that says the Army ordered soldiers trained in "psychological operations" to manipulate visiting lawmakers to secure more troops and funding for the war, the military said Thursday.

A lieutenant colonel told the magazine that a military team at Afghanistan's Camp Eggers was ordered by Gen. William Caldwell, a three-star general in charge of training Afghan troops, to perform psychological operations on visiting VIPs over a four-month period last year.

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  1. DemoCommunists for a Better Way - Bankruptcy

    the Army ordered soldiers trained in "psychological operations" to manipulate visiting lawmakers to secure more troops and funding for the war
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    Sounds bad that our troops have to resort to this sort of thing in order to accomplish what we have asked them to do. Maybe we should give them what they say they need instead of what WE THINK they need?

    February 24, 2011 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  2. DorisV

    Does this surprise anyone? The Pentagon and the top military brass have lied to the public for years. Don't they have enough to keep them busy without fighting this stupidity in Afghanistan?

    February 24, 2011 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |