According to a Rolling Stone article published Wednesday, Texas National Guard Lt. Colonel Michael Holmes alleged that his unit tool part in psychological activities to influence lawmakers visiting the state to support additional troops and funding for the war in Afghanistan.

In response, Gen. David Petraeus, top commander of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan has ordered an investigation. This investigation is despite Guard Maj. Laural Levine stated that they are trained to never target Americans – politicians or otherwise. “That is the first thing you are taught – never target Americans, ever.”

Those allegedly targeted include Sens. Joe Lieberman, John McCain, Jack Reed, Al Franken and Carl Levin. In addition, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen was also targeted by this operation.

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