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Resource ID: #12700
Subject: Health Care
Source: Gannett News Service (Arlington, Va.)



Despite its tradition of protecting American fighting men and women, the Pentagon has been criticized after the 1991 war with Iraq for ignoring about 75,000 veterans of that conflict who complain of mysterious symptoms usually referred to as Gulf War Syndrome. The Pentagon denies this, but the Gannett News Service probe found a blitz of vaccines may have weakened immune systems, birth defects are rocketing in infants born to Gulf War parents, huge conflicts of interest exist in the federal medical assessment system, Saddam had much greater chemical and biological warcare capabiliity than previously described, VA help for the ill was cumbersome and erratic, and bizarre new illnesses are corpping up. (1995)

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