Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced Friday that an independent panel will be formed to review problems at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, with a report due in 45 days. Ray Suarez reports on Gates’ call for action and change at the medical center.
Officials opened Building 18 of the Walter Reed medical center to the media after reports described mold-covered walls and mice at the outpatient facility. Two former patients discuss their treatment, then Reps. Bob Filner and Christopher Shays react to the situation. Continue reading
Army officials toured Walter Reed Army Medical Center on Wednesday to inspect and monitor repairs at the facility, which has been criticized for poor conditions and patient care. The Army’s surgeon general and a veterans advocate debate the medical center’s future. Continue reading
Some Iraq war veterans returning to the United States for medical treatment have found that Washington, D.C.’s Walter Reed Army Hospital has failed to provide them with adequate care. Dana Priest, a Washington Post reporter who broke the story, describes the problems. Continue reading
Gen. George Casey, nominated to become the next Army chief of staff, testified Thursday before the Senate Armed Services Committee, fielding questions about the need for more troops in Iraq and criticism about his record as top American commander in that country. Analysts discuss the nomination. Continue reading
With President Bush’s plan to deploy more than 20,000 additional troops to Iraq under attack from Democrats and some Republicans, the new top U.S. commander in Iraq prepares to return to the troubled country. Continue reading
Gen. John Abizaid, the top American commander in the Middle East, testified at Senate and House hearings Wednesday and said that imposing a firm timetable for withdrawal from Iraq would hurt efforts by U.S. commanders to manage the war. Continue reading
The military in Thailand ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra Tuesday while he was in New York for U.N. meetings, declared martial law and revoked the constitution. Two analysts discuss growing tension between the prime minister and the monarchy and other factors that could have led to the coup. Continue reading