Posted by on October 14, 2021 10:01 pm
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Lt. Col. Scheller Pleads Guilty, But Renews Calls for Accountability

Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller pleaded guilty Oct. 14 to charges related to his critical statements about how senior military officials handled the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, but he did not backpedal from his calls for accountability. Scheller’s punishment has yet to be finalized. U.S. Marine Corps Judge Glen Hines accepted his plea agreement and stipulation of facts the morning of Oct. 14, and witnesses testified that afternoon about Scheller’s character to inform his sentencing decision. Scheller spoke just before this article’s publication, and The Epoch Times obtained a copy of his written testimony. Closing arguments are still scheduled before Judge Hines renders his punishment. According to the written testimony, Scheller apologized for the unprofessional nature of some of his comments, but he still criticized senior leadership for failing to accept accountability for the disastrous Afghanistan withdrawal. “I believe the General officers have demonstrated that they are unable or unwilling to hold …

Originally appeared on The Epoch Times

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