From Art Levine’s blog in the USA:
The Army Surgeon General, Lt. Gen. Kevin Kiley, may be the next person fired or forced to resign in the wake of the Walter Reed outpatient care scandal that has already cost the jobs of the Secretary of the Army, Francis Harvey, and Walter Reed’s commander, Maj. Gen. George Weightman.
It was Harvey’s appointment of Kiley, who essentially brushed off for years concerns about the squalor and degrading care facing Walter Reed’s outpatients, to replace the fired Weightman that help[ed] trigger Harvey’s forced resignation on Friday…
But the Walter Reed scandal isn’t the first time that Kiley has covered up abuses.
He was a point person for the Army’s coverup of the torture and degrading treatment of detainees by health professionals, including psychologists, at Guantanamo and other unaccountable military detention sites.
He commissioned whitewashed “studies” of the problem that concluded that there wasn’t any abuse abetted by health professionals — even though his investigators never talked to any detainees or their attorneys.
The US Right and the Walter Reed scandal: here.
US trade union federation AFL-CIO: privatization contributed to Walter Reed scandal.
Bad conditions in other US veterans’ hospitals: here.
Walter Reed Army Medical Center to Close After 102 Years: here.
Los Angeles hospitals and the homeless: here.
Ideas for Iraq war memorial: here.