Military Probes Whether Unit Manipulated Lawmakers

Law360, New York (February 24, 2011, 8:13 PM EST) -- The U.S. military said Thursday it will investigate allegations that an army unit was illegally ordered to use psychological operations on visiting U.S. lawmakers to sway them to provide additional troops and funding for the Afghanistan war.

Army Gen. David Petraeus, the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, said he planned to order an investigation based on the accusations made in a Rolling Stone article published Wednesday to determine the facts and circumstances surrounding the issue.

The article claims the staff of Lt. Gen. William Caldwell,...
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