Univision: Death of Private Basaldua: call for independent investigation at Fort Hood amid crisis in military recruiting
Univision – April 7, 2023
By David C Adams
The investigation comes amid growing concern in the Pentagon over falling recruitment and increased dissatisfaction with military service living conditions, especially among Hispanic and Black women.
Although the group, Protect Our Defenders (POD) said it was not directly questioning the handling of the investigation into Basaldua’s death, it said the history of abuse at the base was a concern, especially in the wake of the murder of another Hispanic soldier, Vanessa Guillen, in 2020.
A spokesman for the group, Protect Our Defenders (POD) said it suspected that “the toxic culture […] that was present during Vanessa Guillen’s death persists, and may have contributed to this latest tragedy at Fort Hood.
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