A Marine Corps reservist’s career is hanging by a thread for accidentally sending a warning threat with the use of an unclassified email account, according to supporters. The warning, which was sent out in 2012 by Jason Brezler, revealed that an Afghan police official by the name of Sarwar Jan was a security threat. The warning included allegations of the sexual abuse of minors on U.S. bases inside Afghanistan. An aid to the Afghan official only a few days later opened fire and caused the death of 3 Marines.
Brezler’s supporters say that his career has been a victim of political correctness and a real fear that the uncovering of information as part of his case will reveal the underbelly of U.S. policy in Afghanistan. Kevin Carroll, whose law firm Quinn, Emanuel, Urquhart & Sullivan is representing Brezler in the case, and in a statement to Fox News said this: “Brezler’s immediate chain-of-command here in the U.S. did not recommend punitive action, and the Marine command in Afghanistan called for the relevant document in Brezler’s case to be declassified, because there is no information in the document which, if released, would damage national security.”
As soon as next month, Brezler will have to go before a board of inquiry where he could be forced out of the Marine Corps. It would result in an “Other than Honorable” discharge for sending the email from a Yahoo account instead of a secure source, even though Brezler openly reported the accident to his leadership.