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Rolling Stone: Army psy-ops targets Levin for war support

By | 02.25.11 | 9:31 am | More from The Michigan Messenger

Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) — a strong backer of funding for the Afghan war — is among the politicians that were illegally targeted by a U.S. Army psy-ops unit at Camp Eggers in Kabul last year, according to a new report.

Rolling Stone reports that three-star general More…

How to Prove Afghan Police Aren’t Corrupt? Hire Blackwater!

By | 03.12.10 | 8:39 am

The Washington Post’s Greg Jaffe has a good story about a concerted push by Gen. William Caldwell and Interior Minister Hanif Atmar, the two highest-level officials directly responsible for the training and performance of Afghan police, to rid the police force of the incompetence and corruption that remain More…

Levin: Obama’s Transition Date Led to Spike in Afghan Security Recruiting

By | 01.13.10 | 2:14 pm

Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), the chairman of the Armed Services Committee, is flying back to Washington from a three-day trip to Afghanistan and Pakistan. He briefed reporters by conference call from a Dubai airport about his visit, and he had a surprising assessment to report. According to Gen. William Caldwell, More…

New Manual Hopes to Guide Civilian Thinking on Stabilization and Reconstruction

By | 10.07.09 | 11:57 am

Last year the Army released its groundbreaking field manual on stability operations, FM 3-07, a key driver in getting the service to prepare itself for a future in which it worked between the extremes of conventional offensive and defensive military action. But many of the stabilization and reconstruction tasks More…