We should all be pleased that Army Secretary Francis Harvey has been forced out, and that General Kevin Kiley is no longer the temporary commander at Walter Reed, replacing General George Weightman. Kiley was in charge of Walter Reed before Weightman, and had been told repeatedly of the disgraceful conditions in the outpatient care facilities.
Defense Secretary Gates had a productive week. But it's only a start.
A key issue to be resolved is how much Rumsfeld's obsession with privatizing the military contributed to the Walter Reed scandal. Fortunately both the House and Senate are conducting hearings, beginning Monday at Walter Reed.
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