WASHINGTON - The US military commander in Afghanistan will probe the allegations that the army illegally tried to convince visiting US legislators to increase war funding. A report in Rolling Stone magazine said Gen David Petraeus would investigate whether soldiers at Camp Eggers in Kabul were repeatedly directed by Lt Gen William Caldwell, who was in-charge of training Afghan troops, to use psychological operations to pressure senators and other dignitaries to support funding for the war. The legislators allegedly targeted by the operations include Senator Carl Levin, a Democrat, who is the Senate Armed Services Committee ranking member, John McCain, a Republican, senior Senate Armed Services Committee member Jack Reed, a Democrat, Sen Al Franken, a Democrat, Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman, an Independent, and Congressman Steve Israel, a Democrat. Caldwell ordered an information operations officer to collect background data on visiting US officials and information that would provide a deeper analysis of pressure points we could use to leverage the delegation for more funds for perpetuating the war, Rolling Stone reported. I am confident that the chain of command will review any allegation that information operations have been improperly used in Afghanistan, said Levin.