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Psy Ops

Protesting Oil, Natural Gas Drilling & Army's Psy-Ops in Afghanistan

Democracy Now! | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Democracy Now!

Here is a round-up of interviews from the March 4th edition of Democracy Now!, a daily, grassroots independent global news hour.

You Can't Kill an Idea

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert Koehler

Our whole approach to security is built around the assumption that you can kill an idea. Guns, brutality, coercion: This is the common wisdom.

Military Psychological Ops: Brainwashing, Or Just PR?

MSNBC | Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The law prohibits psychological operations from being used against U.S. citizens. But those familiar with psy-ops and propaganda say the field is a cl...

Amanda Terkel

WATCH: John McCain Responds To Psy-Ops Claims | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) responded on Sunday to a report that he was the target of "psychological operations" by the U.S. military to...

Officer Denies Psy-Op Claims | THOM SHANKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The spokesman for a three-star general accused of instructing troops to carry out "psychological operations" to sway visiting members of Congress said...

Fire Lt. General Caldwell

Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe

The latest general to find himself excoriated in the pages of Rolling Stone, Lt. Gen. William Caldwell, should resign immediately for using psychological operations, commonly known as "psy-ops" against U.S. lawmakers visiting Afghanistan.

Fire Lt. General Caldwell Now and End the "Psy-Ops" Against Congress

Tom Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Andrews

General Caldwell should face court marshal proceedings for violating his oath of office and US law.

Rolling Stone Psy-Ops Article Exposes Another Breakdown in Military Whistleblower Protections

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

By Nick Schwellenbach, crossposted on POGO's blog Rolling Stone's Michael Hastings has written another article that's gone viral. Here's how it opens...

Did General Caldwell Point His Psy-Ops Team at POTUS?

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Rolling Stone's Michael Hastings has something right out of bad fiction -- Caldwell actually hatched and deployed a plan to use psy-ops against U.S. senators and congressmen. Unbelievable, and illegal.

General Deployed Psy-Ops On U.S. Senators

Rolling Stone | Michael Hastings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The U.S. Army illegally ordered a team of soldiers specializing in "psychological operations" to manipulate visiting American senators into providing ...

Does the Mossad have Spy Vultures?

Keith Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Keith Thomson

Early this week, a vulture flew across the Israeli border into Saudi Arabia, where it was captured on suspicion of espionage.

Raw Story: Bush Pentagon Used Psychological Operation On US Public

The Raw Story | Brad Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A months-long review of documents and interviews with Pentagon personnel has revealed that the Bush Administration's military analyst program -- aimed...