Outspoken US Marine's defense team says guilty plea shows Pentagon what accountability looks like

“Este caso comenzó con un llamado a la rendición de cuentas de Stu Scheller.,” Tim Parlatore, uno de Teniente marino. Columna. Stuart Scheller’s attorneys, dijo a Fox News.

Following the bombing at the Kabul airport in August, the Marine posted the first of what would be several videos of himself calling for U.S. senior officials to hold themselves accountable for the Afghanistan withdrawal.

Parlatore said by pleading guilty Thursday morning, Scheller wasstanding up and taking accountability, showing the Pentagon leadership what it looks like to stand up and take responsibility for your actions.

SCHELLER, MARINE WHO CRITICIZED AFGHANISTAN WITHDRAWAL, PLEADS GUILTY TO ALL CHARGES IN COURT-MARTIAL HEARING

The court accepted Scheller’s guilty plea to all five misdemeanor-level charges he faced.

The defense team also emphasized the importance of understanding the emotional context behind the videos.

Parlatore told Fox News that Scheller had experiencedemotional anguishwatching the Taliban takeover Kabul, describing it as anincredibly painful experience for Stuand other veteranos.

He demonstrated to the world what is happening behind closed doors in countless veteranshomes across this country,” Parlatore said.

Parlatore said it “queda por ver” whether Scheller regrets his actions.

If his actions and him losing his career and his pension lead to nothing, luego. it will be something to regret,” él dijo. “But if it leads to the message getting out and … a broader demand for accountability among these military leaders and somebody actually looks at this and holds somebody accountable … then it’s worth it.

The court issued Scheller a letter of reprimand and a forfeiture of $ 5,000 pay for one month.

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