Officer’s Career Threatened for Trying to Save Fellow Marines From ‘Green-on-Blue’ Attack

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.

TheClapperMemoFrontCoverLR 6-5-13What 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, “I guess we should start suing” — Aunt of Fallen Marine Says, 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.

THE CLAPPER MEMO is available in paperback and ebook versions.

UPDATE 12/20/2013 at 6:47 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.

Bob McCarty is the author of Three Days In August (Oct '11) and THE CLAPPER MEMO (May '13). To learn more about either book or to place an order, click on the graphic above.

Bob McCarty is the author of Three Days In August (Oct ’11) and THE CLAPPER MEMO (May ’13). To learn more about either book or to place an order, click on the graphic above.

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About BobMcCarty

A native of Enid, Oklahoma, Bob McCarty graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in journalism in 1984. During the next two decades, he served stints as an Air Force public affairs officer, a political campaign manager, a technology sales consultant and a public relations professional. Today, Bob spends most of his time researching topics, writing about them and publishing those writings. When he’s not writing online, he’s working as an author. Bob’s first published book, Three Days In August: A U.S. Army Special Forces Soldier’s Fight For Military Justice (October 2011), chronicles the life story and wrongful conviction of Sgt. 1st Class Kelly A. Stewart, a highly-decorated Green Beret combat veteran. In his second book, THE CLAPPER MEMO (May 2013), Bob connects the dots between a memo signed by James R. Clapper Jr. — the man now serving as our nation’s top intelligence official — and the deaths of dozens of Americans in Afghanistan at the hands of our so-called Afghan “allies” wearing the uniforms of their nation’s military, police and security forces. Bob is married, has three sons and lives in the St. Louis area. Bob is available for media and blogger interviews. Simply drop a comment here, leaving your name, organization, phone number, e-mail address and area of interest. He’ll try to respond as soon as possible.

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