The general was informed that “the senior Army leadership had lost trust and confidence in the commander’s leadership abilities to address needed solutions for soldier outpatient care” at Walter Reed, the Army said...
General Weightman was undone by [a] recent report in The Washington Post on poor conditions at Walter Reed, long considered the flagship of Army medical care. As the number of service members wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan has climbed, Pentagon officials have long held up Walter Reed as a facility offering unmatched care.
But the large number of patients there, currently about 650, has forced officials to rely on overflow facilities. Last week, Mr. Gates toured Walter Reed and said he was upset by reports in The Post describing wounded soldiers living in dilapidated buildings near the Walter Reed campus and portraying the huge paperwork and other bureaucratic hurdles they had to overcome during treatment.