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Military / Walter Reed Hospital / Weightman Firing #860018

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 01, 2007
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The fallout from the deplorable conditions for veterans in the outpatient program at Walter Reed Army Medical Center featured; details given of the firing of Gen. George Weightman† and the controversy created by his temporary replacement, Lt. Gen. Kevin Kiley†; scenes shown of Building 18; Army statement quoted. [Last week, KILEY – says this is not a horrific, catastrophic failure at Walter Reed.] [Secretary of Defense Robert GATES – says he doesn’t have much patience with people who don’t step up to the plate.] [Senator Claire McCASKILL†- calls for better treatment of our wounded.] [Veterans for America Steve ROBINSON†- says the system is hemorrhaging.]

Williams, Brian;
Miklaszewski, Jim

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