Maj. Gen. George Weightman, who was recently fired as head of Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Kevin Kiley apologized for substandard outpatient care at the medical center and vowed to improve the system at a House hearing Monday. Continue reading
The Army secretary resigned, the Walter Reed Army hospital chief was fired and a new documentary highlighted the Department of Veterans Affairs’ failure to treat brain injuries of Iraq war veterans. Political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss what these mean for the military. Continue reading
NewsHour political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss Tony Blair’s decision to withdraw troops from Iraq, the state of Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and other political events of the week. Continue reading
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.
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