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Panel Confirms Shoddy Conditions At Walter Reed

Law360 (April 12, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Walter Reed Army Medical Center received a stinging rebuke on Wednesday, when an independent panel concluded that the Department of Defense knew or should have known of widespread substandard conditions at the aging hospital but failed to take action.

The Independent Review Group, led by former Army secretaries Togo D. West and John O. Marsh Jr., said in a draft report summary released Wednesday that “leadership at Walter Reed should have been aware of poor living conditions and administrative hurdles and failed to place proper priority...
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