|Don't stare directly into his eyes! He may Psy-op you! Dammit, too late.|
Gen. David Petraeus has ordered an investigation into claims that a top Army official instructed a military team to manipulate visiting U.S. dignitaries using "psychological operations" so they would approve more resources for the Afghanistan war.
Rolling Stone reported that the command of Lt. Gen. William Caldwell, who is in charge of training Afghan troops, tried to tap members of the military's "information operations" unit to use their skills on visiting senators and congressmen, among others. The goal, according to the article, was to convince the officials to provide more troops and money.
It seems to me like someone thinks these psy-ops guys have magical powers.
Jedi mind trick: "These are the soldiers you want to fund more."
I find it funny. If I needed more funding and troops my salesmanship skills could be considered psy-ops? Give me a break.
This would be a story if the Generals had bought the visiting Senators and Congressmen hookers and booze to convince them to give more funding. Just like the GOOD OLD DAYS!