In a piece almost four months ago, I shared shocking news: Marine Corps leaders were going after an officer who tried to prevent a “Green-on-Blue” attack on his fellow Marines in Afghanistan. Today, I share an update as that Marine officer, Maj. Jason Brezler, faces an inquiry this week.
In a segment (above) that aired Tuesday night, Greg Buckley Sr. and MaryLiz Grossetto appeared as guests on Fox News Channel’s The Kelly Files to discuss the case of Major Brezler. Their interest in his plight stems from the fact that Marine LCpl. Greg Buckley Jr., their 21-year-old son and nephew, respectively, died Aug. 10, 2012, precisely as a result of a “Green-on-Blue (a.k.a., ‘Insider’)” Attack — the very thing Major Brezler was trying to prevent. And he wasn’t alone. Two other Marines died, too.
What do Marine Corps leaders say Major Brezler did wrong as he tried to save the lives of his fellow Marines? He used a personal email account to notify fellow Marines of a threat to their safety in the form of an Afghan, Sarwar Jan, who was a “regular” at the camp where Corporal Buckley and his Marine brothers were stationed.
Want to know why am I interested in this case? Read a piece I published Aug. 25 under the headline, “What a difference a year makes!” — Aunt of Fallen Marine Ready to Sue Department of Defense, then you’ll understand. After that, order a copy of my latest nonfiction book, THE CLAPPER MEMO.
THE CLAPPER MEMO has received powerful endorsements from Grossetto and several others — among them a former U.S. Navy SEALs commander, a former U.S. Army general, the parents of a member of the U.S. Navy’s SEAL TEAM SIX and the man who served as chief investigative counsel during the impeachment of President Bill Clinton. After reading it, you’ll understand why.
UPDATE 12/20/2013 at 6:48 a.m. Central: Overnight, I learned via this article that a three-member Marine Corps board of inquiry met this week and recommended Thursday that Major Brezler be separated from the Marine Corps with an honorable discharge. At first shocked at the finding, I came to understand and agree with it after reading that he had reportedly kept 106 classified files on his personal computer.