A Marine Corp lieutenant colonel was quickly sanctioned after criticizing the Defense Secretary, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and other military leaders for spoiling the disastrous exit from Afghanistan.
the lieutenant colonel Stuart scheller, a 17-year-old veteran who served in Afghanistan, says he knew the brass would fall on him like a hammer, but felt it was his duty to hold publicly accountable for failing to protect The troops.
Lt. Col. Scheller was removed from his post after posting his video, in which he said: “People are upset because their top leadership let them down. And none of them raise their hands and accept accountability or say, it’s going up. ‘”
The lieutenant colonel, who says he had a personal relationship with one of the fallen soldiers, says he knew his criticism would come at a high cost to him, his family and his career, and also said that ‘he had been urged by some of his fellow Marines. not to say publicly what they were all feeling in private.
The lieutenant colonel focused on what he thinks was a fatal mistake… failing to secure Bagram Air Base before evacuating our Afghan soldiers and allies.
The Navy staff said they disciplined Lt. Col. Scheller because he lost confidence in his ability to command.
It is not known if Lt. Col. Scheller will face further disciplinary action.