The U.S. military men spreading Trump's baseless fraud claims - 2021-12-15

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F349.png The U.S. military men spreading Trump's baseless fraud claims December 15, 2021, Aram Roston, Reuters

During the Afghan and Iraq wars, the careers of two military officers often intersected. Army General Michael Flynn and an Army Reserve colonel named Phil Waldron worked together on secret projects in both countries, Waldron said. When Flynn was appointed to run the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency in 2012, Waldron said he worked at the DIA's clandestine service.

Flynn was an intel expert. Waldron's specialty was psychological operations, or PSYOPs – targeting foreign adversaries, as an Army field manual describes, "to influence their emotions, motives, objective reasoning, and ultimately, the behavior of foreign governments, organizations, groups, and individuals."

Now the two military veterans, along with at least two other retired and reserve officers, are engaged in a new mission, this time with a domestic target: They are central to the far-right effort to persuade Americans that the 2020 election was stolen from then-President Donald Trump.

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{{cite news | first = Aram | last = Roston | title = The U.S. military men spreading Trump's baseless fraud claims | url = https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/usa-election-military/ | work = Reuters | date = December 15, 2021 | accessdate = January 10, 2022 }}