Secret Casualties

Number 26634
Subject military
Source New York Times
State
Year 2014
Publication Date Oct. 15, 2014, Oct. 30, 2014, Nov. 7, 2014
Summary While American troops in Iraq never found an active weapons-of-mass-destruction program, they instead found — and greatly suffered from — long-abandoned chemical weapons. Nearly 5,000 old chemical warheads, shells or aviation bombs had been recovered; dozens of Americans and Iraqis were wounded by them. Yet, year after year, the Pentagon covered it up. Congress was misled, medical care was denied and soldiers were refused the honors and recognition they deserved for battlefield injuries.
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Keywords chemical weapons; pentagon; congress; deceit; wounded
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