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Brave New Foundation reports that Lt. Gen. William Caldwell, a top subordinate to Gen. Petraeus in Afghanistan, sought to unleash psychological operations against U.S. senators and congresspeople visiting Afghanistan. The aim was to secure more funds and troops for the war.

“He and his staff reportedly sought psy-ops experts’ help to ‘secretly manipulate the U.S. lawmakers without their knowledge,’ and wanted ‘pressure points’ to ‘leverage’ when pushing visiting legislators for funds. When they balked, a Caldwell spokesperson shouted, ‘It’s not illegal if I say it isn’t!'”

See the video produced by the advocacy group here.

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Written by Gnostradamus

Fri, 2/25/11 at 1156

Posted in military, politics

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