It is the latest shoe to drop. The Army's top medical officer quit today, or more accurately, was forced to quit. The fallout over the scandal at Walter Reed shows no signs of letting up and there could be more bad news for the Army before the day is out. Late today we are expecting a report from the Inspector General. It's a wide review that looks at the dramatic increase in the number of soldiers being cared for at the facility -- a hospital overwhelmed by casualties from Iraq and Afghanistan. We'll have the latest on the report and the change in leadership. Related to this, Bob Bazell has a piece tonight about the growing number of reported cases of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and the long waiting lists now for treatment at VA hospitals around the country.
In other news, Lisa Myers got an advance look at a new report on government monitoring of radioactive material. She raises some serious questions about whether federal money is being directed the right way given the current risks. And on the political front, an interesting endorsement today for the Republican front runner in the presidential primary race, plus the latest on President Bush's trip to Latin America.
Finally, as part of our ongoing series "What Works," Rehema Ellis looks at a program aimed at improving literacy among children. It started with a few doctor's offices giving books to their young patients... just a small grassroots effort that grew into something really special.
I'm sitting in for Brian all week while he takes some well-deserved vacation time. Hope to see you all later tonight.