From Jason Ukman, the Washington Post: An Army general has been cleared of allegations that he inappropriately used members of a psychological operations team in efforts to persuade U.S. senators visiting Afghanistan to provide more funding for the war.
A memo from the Defense Department inspector general’s office says investigators concluded that allegations against Lt. Gen. William Caldwell, the head of the U.S. and NATO training operation for Afghan forces, were “not substantiated.” In doing so, they said they were affirming the finding of an earlier Army investigation, which was never publicly released. . . .
The letter from investigators, first reported by the Associated Press, says the probe determined that there was no “psychological operations unit” under Caldwell’s command, and that while service members were tasked with preparing “information packages” on congressional delegations and other visitors, the orders were neither illegal or improper. (photo: Ali Abbas/AFP/Getty)