In a stunning reversal, the U.S. Army decided late Thursday to retain a decorated Green Beret it had planned to kick out after he physically confronted a local Afghan commander accused of raping a boy over the course of many days.
Sgt 1st Class Charles Martland, confirmed the Army’s decision to retain him when reached by Fox News, who has been covering the story in depth for the past eight months and first broke the story of the Army’s decision in August to kick out Martland over the incident, which occurred in northern Afghanistan in 2011.
I still can’t believe the Army had tried to boot him out in the first place. That’s the sort of stupid decision that leads no place good. One has to wonder what “constituency” was at work behind the scenes to prompt the original decision. But one can only applaud the work of those who twisted arms to get it reversed.