Stuart Schiller was relieved of his command after he criticized the US military leadership in a video message about the way Afghanistan withdrew. After his release, the lieutenant colonel announced his departure from the Marine Corps, according to several US media outlets, including Fox TV and the Daily Wire news portal.
In a video posted on social media, Schiller, a veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, demanded accountability for the catastrophic events, saying that people are angry because their leaders failed them, and none of them took responsibility and says we challenged it.
The lieutenant colonel noted in a webcast that the defense minister told Congress in May that the Afghan army was able to stop the Taliban advance, and several military leaders also made similar statements.
I’m not saying we should stay in Afghanistan forever. But did any of them use their leverage and position to say, ‘Hey,’ a bad idea to evacuate Bagram Air Force Base before everyone else was evacuated? Has anyone done this? “
“I demand accountability, at all levels. If we don’t get it, I will bring it.”
In the video, Lieutenant Colonel said, afterwards quoting Thomas Jefferson (one of the founding fathers of the United States) as saying that every generation needs a revolution.
In the video, he highlighted Gen. David Berger, commander of the Marine Corps, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, and Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as he said they were responsible for the exit and assassinations. At Kabul airport.
After the video was posted, Schiller was relieved of driving. Navy spokesman Major Jim Stinger said the reason for this was a loss of confidence in his command capabilities.
And the American newspaper, Newsweek, reported that the lieutenant colonel then announced his immediate departure from the army, adding that he would waive all his bonuses. He stressed in this regard that if we consider stability and money only, one can become a slave of the system.
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