How to fix a problem? Replace it with the same problem

So the general responsible for Walter Reed Army Medical Center has been fired. The solution? Replace him with the general that was previously responsible for the hospital when the complaints originally started. Is it me or is the Pentagon just trying to save face here. Now, this general was just posted this past August so realistically, didn’t have much time to make the necessary repairs. But as with most "leaders" when challenged, deny there’s a real problem and explain them away instead of outright admitting that there’s a problem, and what steps are being developed to correct them. That’s all he had to do. Recognize and admit the problem, then state your plan to correct them.

And to top it of, military personnel at the hospital must now have approval prior to talking to the media.

"Sir, requesting permission to blow the whistle".
"Sure, got ahead, not a problem…."