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Pentagon Admits Failing To Treat 600 U.s. Service Members Exposed To Chemical Weapons During Iraq Occupation


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http://www.allgov.com/news/us-and-the-world/pentagon-admits-failing-to-treat-600-us-service-members-exposed-to-chemical-weapons-during-iraq-occupation-141109?news=854768 Pentagon Admits Failing to Treat 600 U.S. Service Members Exposed to Chemical Weapons during Iraq Occupation

Nov 9 2014

" Hundreds of American soldiers exposed to chemical weapons during the occupation of Iraq didn’t receive proper care, the Department of Defense now admits. In fact, many were sent on their way with no treatment and told not to talk about the injuries they sustained from the exposure.

The controversy first surfaced when The New York Times reported that U.S. forces found old, leaking stockpiles of chemical weapons from the 1980s. The munitions included mustard gas and sarin, which injure on contact.

The Times reported that one soldier, Jordan Zoeller, was exposed to a sulfur mustard agent when destroying chemical artillery shells in 2008. He was told his breathing and skin problems did not come as a result of his exposure. “No one ever believed me,” he said. “They were like, ‘Oh, that never happened.’”

The number of soldiers suffering from the exposure was first pegged at 17, then 25 by the Times. But now the Pentagon says its own internal review shows at least 629 service personnel have reported complications from being exposed to the weapons and there could be others who were affected as well.

“The new and larger tally of potential cases suggests that there were more encounters with chemical weapons than the United States had acknowledged and that other people—including foreign soldiers, private contractors and Iraqi troops and civilians—may also have been at risk,” the Times’ C.J. Chivers wrote.

Military units cited by the newspaper whose members were exposed were three Army explosive ordnance disposal companies and B Company, First Battalion, 14th Infantry.

The Pentagon now says it will expand its outreach to service members who might have been wounded when dealing with chemical weapons in Iraq and has established a phone number, 1-800-497-6261, for veterans to report possible exposure.

-Noel Brinkerhoff"

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They are just continuing the horse and pony show, they know damned good and well that many desert storm veterans were exposed to chemical weapons. Same ole crap as Vietnam they will lie and deny until a lawsuit is filed, and they are made to service connect. If they can skate on paying even half of us, they save billions. theres nothing new in this scam.

The VA is tracking the health effects of desert storm veterans. We are the first that have been studyable because agents werent used in vietnam.

The gulf war was a huge experiment, that tested new technology and weaponry and medications and vaccines. No other medical institution on the planet can gather as much data as the VA.

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Tthe sad thing is that the military knew about all these things before there is even Vietnam chemical weapons was used in the First World Warwe have been taken advantage of from the first time the boots were on the groundJulius Caesar knew the effects of war and treated his soldiers with respect and rewardbut today is a different time and a different method with no reward only a heartache I'm suffering

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Pentagon Admits Failing To Treat ___ U.s. Service Members Exposed To _________ During _______.

We could all fill in those blanks in many ways.....

Shades of AO, SHAD, etc etc etc

A travesty!

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Waiting on TestVet to comment on this...

Yet another scandal

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these guys (VA)always plays dirty always a bunch of lies but we have to play by the rules their rules

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