Thursday, July 28, 2011

No Psy Ops Used Against Political Figures, Investigation Finds

Despite allegations to the contrary by Rolling Stone reporter Michael Hastings last winter, the DoD Inspector General found that LTG William B. Caldwell IV did not use psychological techniques against visiting political figures and dignitaries who came to war zones under Caldwell's command.

Apparently, this is not the end of the situation, as there is still a pending investigation into whether leadership took reprisal actions against 2 officers who questioned information-gathering tactics used by the unit.  The IG claims Caldwell is not the focus of the reprisal investigation.

NIMJ's previous coverage of the allegations is here, here, and here.