Failures in Medical Care for Returning Troops
July 17, 2007 The Veterans Affairs Secretary has resigned his position to return to the private sector. As chief, Jim Nicholson, oversaw a vast network of 1,400 hospitals and clinics, which provide supplemental care and rehabilitation to 5.8 million veterans. He was forced to defend his agency's performance after revelations of shoddy health care at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
April 11, 2007 Facilities and infrastructure weren't maintained to acceptable standards at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and the Pentagon leadership should have known about it, according to an independent review board. Here, a look at some of the group's key findings and recommendations.
March 30, 2007 President Bush went to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C., Friday, his first trip there since revelations six weeks ago about deplorable living conditions for wounded soldiers in the facility's outpatient housing. "We're not going to be satisfied until everybody gets the kind of care that their folks and families expect," the president said.
March 12, 2007 Lt. Gen. Kevin Kiley, the Army's top medical officer who was chosen to resume command of the beleaguered Walter Reed Army Medical Center, is taking early retirement. But Kiley's exit seems to have been forced; Pentagon officials say he was fired.
March 12, 2007 Some soldiers of the Army's 3rd Infantry at Fort Benning, Ga., say they are being redeployed to Iraq, despite being injured. According to medical records, some of those being sent back into duty are not in good enough condition to wear their body armor.
March 12, 2007 Army Sgt. Chase Gean spent months at a Boston Veterans Affairs hospital after he was shot and paralyzed during fighting in Afghanistan. But he hasn't had a therapy session since Thanksgiving. That's because Gean hasn't been officially discharged from the Army.
March 6, 2007 After a series of articles in The Washington Post, Walter Reed Army Medical Center has been exposed as a facility that left veterans of war stranded in dilapidated housing and bureaucratic red tape. The two Washington Post reporters who broke the story discuss the latest developments.
March 6, 2007 The Bush administration is reacting swiftly with personnel changes and investigations after reports that patients were being treated poorly at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. This is in contrast to the action taken after the Abu Ghraib prison scandal in Iraq three years ago.