The Corps is locking up truth-telling Marines in an unjustly reckless system

The Corps is locking up truth-telling Marines in an unjustly reckless system

Ohu and Scheller both demanded accountability of senior leaders, Ohu by exposing the mishandlings of sexual assault and Scheller by his questions of accountability. Both ended up shackled in isolation. Regardless of rank, the reality for our Marines is to assimilate to the corruption or become the enemy.

What is the fate of our country when our own servicemen and women are being silenced, locked away and removed from the very institution we as Americans believe will protect and defend us against all enemies — foreign and domestic?

Since 1945, the U.S. rarely has achieved meaningful victory, but when anyone demands answerability of senior leaders, the institutions are quick to eliminate the threat of real transparency and accountability. Why is that?