Walter Reed

John Irvine
A report on the Army's response to the Post's investigative series at Walter Reed Medical Center.
Maj. Gen. George Weightman, who was recently fired as head of Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Kevin Kiley apologized for substandard outpatient care at the medical center and vowed to improve the system at a House hearing Monday
Jim Lehrer
Kwame Holman
Radio broadcast titled "Is This Any Way to Treat Our Troops? The Care and Condition of Wounded Soldiers at Walter Reed" covering the first congressional hearing prompted by the Walter Reed scandal. The broadcast includes interviews with Rep. John Tierney (D) of Massachusetts (chair of the oversight hearing), Staff Sgt. John Shannon (Walter Reed patient) and top army officials.
Paul Krugman
An Op-Ed exploring how the Walter Reed scandal is emblematic of Bush's presidency and why, unlike Salon's 2005 Walter Reed coverage, the Washington Post's series attracted so much attention.
Solving the press’s credit problem
Adam Reilly
Prompted by the Washington Post's coverage of the Walter Reed facilities, Adam Reilly at the Boston Phoenix writes an article about the dubious ethics of giving credit among journalists. Crediting the reporting of your predecessors can sometimes be of vital importance to the covered story and its claims to truth.
Byron Calame
Written by The New York Time's public editor, this article explores why the paper was silent about Walter Reed for more than a week after The Washington Post broke the story.
This is no way to treat a veteran
An editorial by The Washington Post expressing outrage at both the poor physical condition of Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the bureaucratic labyrinth seemingly designed to make it as difficult as possible for veterans to receive disability benefits, especially for traumatic brain injuries.
Live Discussion with Post Staff Writer Dana Priest
Washington Post reporter Dana Priest fields questions online from readers about the Walter Reed investigative series and its possible impact.
Leonard Downie Jr.
A letter to the Pulitzer Committee by former executive editor of The Washington Post Leonard Downie nominating Hull and Priest's Walter Reed series for the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.
Al Tompkins
Taken from the anthology Best Newspaper Writing 2008-2009 published by Poynter, this is an interview with reporters Hull and Priest from The Washington Post about their Walter Reed series.
The award-winning Washington Post reporters describe how they went about their work.
Anne Hull
Dana Priest
From the introduction to the report: "On the second morning of the Nieman Foundation’s three-day 2008 Conference on Narrative Journalism, Anne Hull, a 1995 Nieman Fellow, and Dana Priest, who investigated and wrote The Washington Post’s Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage that exposed harsh conditions for injured soldiers and Marines at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, spoke about “Creating an Investigative Narrative.”"
After Iraq, Wounded Soldiers Try Out New Limbs, New Lives
Anne Hull
Tamara Jones
The second of two articles about the treatment and rehabilitation of amputees at Walter Reed Medical Center.
Soldiers' Battle Shifts From Desert Sands to Hospital Linoleum
Anne Hull
Tamara Jones
This lengthy article is the first of a set of two articles about amputees at Walter Reed focused on Ward 57, Walter Reed's orthopedics wing, where amputees struggle to adapt to their injuries and move on with life.
Lori Robertson
Q&A with the Washington Post reporters Anne Hull and Dana Priest, who wrote the Pulitzer-Prize-winning series on the poor conditions at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. The interview addresses the genesis, reporting and writing of the series.
Howard Kurtz
Before publishing the first article on the poor conditions at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, The Washington Post gave the Army six days to respond to its investigation. During these six days, Walter Reed held a press conference to brief other news outlets on the conditions of the hospital.
More U.S. soldiers than ever are sustaining serious brain injuries in Iraq. But a significant number of them are being misdiagnosed, forced to wait for treatment or even being called liars by the Army.
Mark Benjamin
An article highlighting the increasing number of soldiers returning from war with brain injuries and psychiatric disorders like PTSD. It focuses on Spc. James Wilson who returned from Iraq with PTSD-like symptoms but failed to get any kind of psychiatric treatment for over a year at Walter Reed.
Some wounded soldiers back from Iraq are having to pay for meals at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Veterans' groups say it's another symptom of fighting a costly war on the cheap.
Mark Benjamin
At Walter Reed Army Medical Center, hundreds of wounded outpatient veterans whose stay exceeds 90 days must pay for their meals in cash.
They're overmedicated, forced to talk about their mothers instead of Iraq, and have to fight for disability pay. Traumatized combat vets say the Army is failing them, and after a year following more than a dozen soldiers at Walter Reed Hospital, I believe them.
Mark Benjamin
The first major article about the poor quality of care at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. This story focuses on the suicide of Spc. Alexis Soto-Ramirez and the difficulty he faced receiving quality psychiatric care.
Steve Vogel
Six months after the Walter Reed scandal broke, the Government Accountability Office reports that many of the problems identified were not addressed.
At New Walter Reed Center, Amputees Try to Readjust to Life in or Out of Battle
Steve Vogel
Walter Reed Medical Center opens the Military Advanced Training Center, a state-of-the-art rehabilitation center for amputees.
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