Army Hospital Story Spiked By Pentagon May Get New Life

On the same day that it was reported that the Pentagon would not permit CNN and Discovery Channel to film at Walter Reed Medical Center and other military hospitals and had ordered soldiers at the Army establishments not to speak to the news media, the commander of the Medical Center was fired. The Army indicated Thursday that it had lost confidence in the leadership of Maj. Gen George W. Weightman following numerous media reports of neglect and long delays in outpatient care of wounded veterans returning from Iraq. Nevertheless, reports that Weightman would be replaced by Lt. Gen. Kevin C. Kiley took some critics aback since Kiley had been accused by soldiers' families and veterans' groups of failing to improve outpatient care when he served as the commander of the Medical Center.




02/03/2007


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