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Resource ID: #10652
Subject: Military
Source: Courant (Hartford, Conn.)
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The Hartford Courant reveals that, fearing the use of chemical weapons by the Iraqis, the US Department of Defense supplied US troops with experimental drugs, known to have hazardous side effects to protect them. The series found that the servicemen and women were inadequately equipped with gas masks, anti-chemical warfare suits, boots and warning alarms. Evidence provided at Congressional hearings indicated that the Iraqis did use missiles armed with chemical warheads and that they did use biological weapons as well, April 3, 17; July 25, Aug. 8, Sept. 7, 21, Oct. 24, Dec. 27, 1994.

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