Walter Reed Hospital Officials Knew of Neglect for Years

Top officials at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, including the Army's surgeon general, have heard complaints about outpatient neglect from family members, veterans groups, and members of Congress for more than three years.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/030107B.shtml

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Four-star bureaucrats

Slate
by Phillip Carter

03/01/07

Today we learned just how far the dysfunction at Walter Reed extends. Not only did these problems happen on Army Surgeon General Kevin Kiley’s watch — they literally happened across the street from his quarters. When told that soldiers were complaining about bureaucratic obstacles to medical care and substandard housing, the surgeon general ignored them. His staff summarily dismissed members of Congress — and their spouses — when they tried to advocate for wounded troops. Despite the fact that 150,000 military personnel live in the Washington area, including hundreds of generals and sergeants major, no one paid any attention to what was going on there. Despite promising publicly to fix the problems at Walter Reed, Army leaders have decided instead to torment the wounded troops by waking them up at 6 a.m. and ordering them not to talk with the press. It’s fast becoming clear that the entire military bureaucracy is rotten to the core — incapable of managing problems at Walter Reed, let alone fighting and winning a war...

//www.slate.com/id/2160994/


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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Army Secretary Resigns in Scandal's Wake

Army Secretary Francis J. Harvey resigned Friday as the Bush administration struggled to cope with the fallout from a scandal over substandard conditions for wounded Iraq soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/030207R.shtml



Waxman to Force Walter Reed Ex-Chief to Talk About Problems, Contract

Democratic congressman Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) is challenging the Pentagon, which is attempting to block the former chief of Walter Reed Army Medical Center from testifying before Congress next week.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/030207T.shtml



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