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Agent Orange Okinawa: Where did Agent Orange stop?

Having spent much of my childhood living on air force bases around the U.S., I’m wondering whether the Pentagon allowed even more widespread use of this “defoliant.” It has been reported here in the U.S. that some veterans claim to have been exposed to Agent Orange on a military base in Florida.

I wonder if the reasoning for using the chemical on Okinawa was that the semitropical climate and atmospheric conditions there, along with the vegetation, somewhat resembled Vietnam’s environment and thus created a good setting for field tests before it was used full scale over vast regions of South Vietnam.

I expect that the brass in Washington will keep on denying ever having authorized the use of the defoliant anywhere near Okinawa.

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Widow of a Vietnam veteran exposed to Agent Orange and founder of Agent Orange Legacy.

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