USMC lieutenant colonel Stuart Scheller is threatening to submit formal charges against General Kenneth McKenzie over the Afghanistan debacle. Scheller was relieved of command following a viral Facebook video appealing for accountability from military leaders.
It appears that the USMC was trying to ease Scheller out quietly. If so, the damage limitation exercise has failed. The colonel now seems to be psyching himself up to take on the military establishment, and by extension, the political establishment.
Is he simply a loose cannon who'll be slapped down, or will he tap into a popular well of resentment and get viral public backing?
Colonel Scheller is a decorated combat veteran who was formerly the commander of an Advanced Infantry Training Battalion. This could be interesting.