Marine who criticized Afghanistan withdrawal pleads guilty to some charges

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A Marine facing a court martial hearing on Thursday will plead guilty to certain charges as part of a plea deal to receive a discharge retaining certain military benefits, Washington Post reported on Tuesday.

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Catch up quickly: Lieutenant Colonel Stuart Scheller gained notoriety in late August after posting a video on social media criticizing the US withdrawal from Afghanistan. Marine Corps Times.

  • He posted the video after news of the Kabul airport bombing that killed 13 US service members and dozens of Afghans. According to the Times, Schaller was reprimanded, but posted more videos.
  • He also drew criticism against some Republicans, including former President Donald Trump, according to the Post.

big picture: According to the Times, Sklar faced six charges, including disrespect to superior commissioned officers, negligence in the performance of duties and the conduct of an officer and a gentleman.

  • The plea deal is to avoid a controversial public trial, according to coffee or dye magazine, which previously reported the possibility of a plea bargain.
  • Details of the plea deal are still being worked out, Tim Parlator, one of Schaller’s lawyers, told the Post.
  • “Our hope is that he receives a letter of reprimand, no more,” Parlatore said.
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