Problems at Arlington?
Thursday, July 30, 2009
I am back in DC after gallivanting about the country for a while, and yesterday I sat on a panel on media coverage of the war on terror at the Conference for Army Historians. Fun and entertaining topic, panel and crowd and I got to joust a bit with CBS News & 60 Minutes correspondent Lara Logan. Another panelist was National Correspondent for Salon.com Mark Benjamin, and he has done a fair amount of reporting on soldier and veterans issues including an ongoing series about Arlington Cemetery. He has found what seem to be some serious issues about operations there. I think all larger organizations have problems, but we don't have ground much more hallowed than this so I think it is well worth looking at. Apparently so does the military as an investigation has been ordered. Take a look at his pieces and please let me know if any of you can shed any light on this.