Watch: US officer seeks ‘accountability’ over Afghanistan, gets relieved of duties

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Washington Published: Aug 28, 2021, 05:38 PM(IST)

A screengrab of a video where Stuart Scheller demands accountability from military leaders over the evacuation from Afghanistan. Photograph:( Twitter )

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The posting of a video demanding accountability from military leaders over the evacuation of Afghanistan by a US Marine Corps lieutenant colonel has led to his dismissal as he has been relieved of his duties. The officer will leave US service

The posting of a video demanding accountability from military leaders over the evacuation from Afghanistan by a US Marine Corps lieutenant colonel has led to his dismissal as he has been relieved of his duties. The officer will leave US service, reports said on Friday.  

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The officer, Stuart Scheller, had posted a video on Facebook and LinkedIn on Thursday on the day of the recent deadly attack at Kabul Airport.   

In the devastating suicide bombing, 169 Afghans and 13 American service members were killed at the airport.

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Scheller, who was the commander of the advanced infantry training battalion, said, “I have been fighting for 17 years. I am willing to throw it all away to say to my senior leaders: ‘I demand accountability’.”  

The officer said, “I knew someone killed in Kabul, but was making this video because I have a growing discontent and contempt for … perceived ineptitude at the foreign policy level, and I want to specifically ask some questions to some of my senior leaders.”

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He criticised David Berger, commandant, Marine Corps for a note sent to Marines about how they might feel about the near-20-year US presence in Afghanistan. 

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