Question of the day: Can you possibly be paranoid enough?
The reporter whose story for Rolling Stone forced the resignation of former Gen. Stanley McChrystal has a new story out, this time focusing on what he calls “psyops” employed against elected officials by yet another “runaway general.”
However, when told to target high-profile individuals such as Sens. John McCain (R-AZ), Joe Lieberman (I-CT), Al Franken (D-MN), Carl Levin (D-MI) and even Adm. Mike Mullen — one unit resisted, citing federal law that information warfare not be used against Americans.
“At minimum,” Hastings writes, “the use of the [information operations] team against U.S. senators was a misue of vital resources designed to combat the enemy.”
The report added that documents provided to the magazine showed the operations cost taxpayers over $6 million.
Those that resisted, the report said, were targeted for retaliation.