According to Rolling Stone, a general asked a psychological operations specialist to help him get inside the heads of visiting senators. The military asks, was he trying to manipulate the Congressional delegation or just be a good host?
Just back from a trip to Afghanistan and Pakistan, Sen. Levin tells reporters at a Monitor breakfast of significant progress in building up the Afghan Army. Strengthening Afghan forces is the "critical mission," the Democratic chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee said.
To highlight police corruption in Afghanistan, a US filmmaker set up a fake police checkpoint in Kabul, dressed as an Afghan policeman, and stopped cars. But he didn't take bribes from drivers. Instead, he handed out money.
The debate over sending more US troops frames a larger clash over counterinsurgency strategy as the new template for war.