Marine Officer Pleads Guilty to 6 Misdemeanors for Critiquing Afghanistan Withdrawal

Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller Jr. pleaded guilty on Thursday to six misdemeanor charges related to publicly criticizing military leaders regarding the United States’ withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Scheller, a 17-year Marine Corps veteran, was relieved of duty in August after publishing a Facebook video in which he condemned  military leaders.

“I’m not saying we’ve got to be in Afghanistan forever, but I am saying: Did any of you throw your rank on the table and say, ‘Hey, it’s
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