Thursday, February 24, 2011

Army targeted U.S. senators with psy-ops to gain more funding

Image: U.S. Lt. Gen. William Caldwell

Manipulating lawmakers to elicit more funding for troops…what’s next?

 Lt. Colonel Michael Holmes was asked how to secretly manipulate the lawmakers, according to a Rolling Stone article released yesterday.

Lt. Gen. William Caldwell (Photo right) ordered a specialized "psychological operations" team to manipulate dignitaries visiting Afghanistan and convince them to boost funding and troop numbers.


"My job in psy-ops is to play with people's heads, to get the enemy to behave the way we want them to behave," the officer, Lt. Colonel Michael Holmes, told Rolling Stone.

"I'm prohibited from doing that to our own people. When you ask me to try to use these skills on senators and congressman, you're crossing a line," he added. FULL STORY

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