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ARLINGTON, Va. — As fallout from revelations of substandard conditions at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center continues, Army officials are checking into living conditions for outpatients at its other medical facilities, Army Secretary Francis Harvey said Thursday.

Asked whether the Army is looking for similar problems in places such as Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, Harvey replied that it is.

But when asked specifically which installations are being looked into, Harvey would only say “the obvious places.”

And asked whether these are internal Army investigations, Harvey again replied, “Yes,” but declined to provide further detail.

“Just let us do it, OK?” Harvey said when pressed. “Give us a chance to do it. It’s ongoing. We’ll let you know.”

In the wake of recent Washington Post stories on conditions at Walter Reed, Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced that he was forming an independent review group to study the situation.

That group is scheduled to hold its first meeting at the Pentagon on Thursday afternoon, Defense Department spokesman Bryan Whitman told reporters.

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