BY PAUL MIRENGOFF at PowerLine:
LT. COL. SCHELLER TO FACE COURT-MARTIAL
The Washington Times reportsthat the Marine Corps has ordered a court-martial for Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller. He’s the 17-year veteran who released several videos and social media postssharply criticizingsenior U.S. government and military leaders over operations in Afghanistan.
Lt. Col. Scheller has been charged with six violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice: contempt toward officials; disrespect toward superior commissioned officers; willfully disobeying a superior commissioned officer; dereliction in the performance of duties; failure to obey an order or regulation, and conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman.
Scheller was courageous in leveling criticisms against the government and the military over the Afghanistan fiasco, knowing what the consequences might be. However, if he did, in fact, violate the Uniform Code of Military Justice, and if similar violations have resulted in a court-martial for the same…
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