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Report: Army targeted U.S. senators with psy-ops

The U.S. army reportedly deployed a specialized "psychological operations" team to help convince American legislators to boost funding and troop numbers for the Afghan war.Full story

Rolling Stone: Lt. Gen. used ‘psy-ops’ on senators

  NBC’s Jim Miklaszewski talks with the Morning Joe panel about a new Rolling Stone piece that suggests Lt. Gen. William Caldwell, a three-star general who trains Afghan troops, used ‘psy-ops’ on U.S. senators to get more troops and funding for the war.

NATO: 740 trainers still needed in Afghanistan

More nations are pledging support, yet NATO still faces a shortage of 740 trainers needed to get Afghan soldiers and policemen ready to take the lead in securing their nation, the coalition's top training official says. Full story

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U.S. Lt. Gen. William Caldwell
U.S. Lt. Gen. William Caldwell

U.S. Lt. Gen. William Caldwell, the commander of NATO?s mission to train Afghan policemen and soldiers Kabul, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Feb, 12, 2011. Caldwell says more nations are pledging support, yet the coalition still faces a shortag