Command at Fort Hood to Change, But Base Not Likely to Close


The death of a second Fort Hood soldier who had complained about sexual abuse is increasing calls to close the base.

But Democratic Congressman Henry Cuellar of Texas, who sits on the Defense Appropriations Committee, says that's not going to happen.

Fort Hood has the most cases of sexual assault, sexual harassment and murder in the whole Army, with no close second.

The Army has announced Major General Scott Efflandt will be removed from his role as Commander at Fort Hood.

Efflandt was in place to take over the 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, but that transfer is now denied. He will stay at Fort Hood and serve as deputy commanding general for support.

Soldiers at the post commit about 129 violent felonies every year.

Cuellar insists we should find out what's causing the problems.

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