Marine demands senior leaders accept 'accountability' for Afghanistan,
From Johnny@21:1/5 to All on Fri Aug 27 15:54:37 2021
By Audrey Conklin
Published 52 mins ago
Marine Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller was relieved for cause after demanding
that senior U.S. leaders hold themselves accountable for actions made
during the U.S. military's withdrawal from Afghanistan that led to the
deaths of 13 service members.
Officials confirmed to Fox News on Thursday that ten Marines and two
Army soldiers, as well as one Navy corpsman, were killed in explosions
near Kabul's airport Thursday. Another 169 Afghans were killed,
according to two officials who spoke to the Associated Press on
condition of anonymity.
Scheller, a father of three who has been in the USMC Infantry for 17
years, mentioned senior military leaders including Marine Commandant
Gen. David H. Berger, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, and Chairman of
the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark A. Milley, whom he said are
"supposed to advise."
"I'm not saying we need to be in Afghanistan forever, but I am saying,
did any of you throw your rank on the table and say, ‘Hey, it’s a bad
idea to evacuate Bagram Airfield, a strategic airbase, before we
evacuate everyone’? Did anyone do that?