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Army Secretary is forced to resign

Army Secretary Francis J. Harvey was forced to resign Friday because soldiers were being slowly treated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, NY Times reported.

Robert M. Gates, the secretary of defense, announced Harvey's dismissal. Gates said Harvey's response to the poor conditions at the hospital was inadequate and slow. President George W. Bush ordered an investigation into the conditions of the way the soldiers were treated from when they entered the hospital and after they left the service into veterans care. The resignation is the latest of a scandal that the Washington Post exposed several weeks ago, citing unhealthy living conditions at Walter Reed, NPR reported.