Morning Jolt: Pentagon Punishes Someone for Afghanistan Debacle — the Marine Who Spoke Out against It

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On the menu today: A Marine officer in the brig demonstrates the U.S. government's twisted sense of "accountability" for the calamitous withdrawal from Afghanistan; the new Taliban continue to act just like the old Taliban; the much-touted "over-the-horizon" ability to fight terrorism fails to manifest; and a story about Beto O'Rourke that should never be forgotten.

Our Government's Twisted Sense of 'Accountability' for Afghanistan

The Pentagon is indeed holding someone accountable in connection to the national humiliation in Afghanistan and abandonment of U.S. citizens, green-card holders, and Afghan allies to the Taliban. Unfortunately, that person is . . . a Marine who demanded someone be held accountable for our national humiliation in Afghanistan:

Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller, the Marine officer whose meteoric rise to internet fandom began with a video criticizing military leadership over Afghanistan, is currently in the brig, his father told Task & Purpose.

"All our son did is ask ...

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Pentagon Punishes Someone for Afghanistan Debacle — the Marine Who Spoke Out against It

On the menu today: A Marine officer in the brig demonstrates the U.S. government's twisted sense of "accountability" for the calamitous withdrawal from Afghanistan; the new Taliban continue to act just like the old Taliban; the much-touted "over-the-horizon" ability to fight terrorism fails to manifest; and a story about Beto O'Rourke that should never be forgotten.

Our Government's Twisted Sense of 'Accountability' for Afghanistan

The Pentagon is indeed holding someone accountable in connection to the national humiliation in Afghanistan and abandonment of U.S. citizens, green-card holders, and Afghan allies to the Taliban. Unfortunately, that person is . . . a Marine who demanded someone be held accountable for our national humiliation in Afghanistan:

Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller, the Marine officer whose meteoric rise to internet fandom began with a video criticizing military leadership over Afghanistan, is currently in the brig, his father told Task & Purpose.

"All our son did is ask ...   READ MORE

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