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Iraq war

‘Shell Shock’—The 100-Year Mystery May Now Be Solved

                          The findings, published Thursday in the medical journal the Lancet Neurology, reveal a unique and consistent pattern of damage in the autopsied brains of eight military service members who...
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Army Denies it Sought to Hide Troops’ Chemical Exposure in Iraq

The Pentagon denies it deliberately tried to hide the fact that U.S. troops were exposed to chemical agents, including mustard and sarin, during the Iraq War. The Army on Friday apologized for its failure to properly care for Americans exposed to the chemical agents, promised to...
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Vets Can Finally Sue Contractors for Cancer Caused by War

The suits say KBR’s actions resulted in illnesses and death. That seems like an obvious assumption: In the United States, we are not allowed to burn trash in large open pits because it’s a health hazard. Troops can tell you. It settled like smog over their housing areas, leaving...
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Military health: The insurmountable gulf

“From the beginning, the VA has refused to honestly face the problems that face veterans,” said Joel Graves, a Gulf War veteran who until last year had served on a committee advising the VA on research priorities related to the illness. Graves and others contend that the agency...
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LOVME Uniting our Veterans’ and their Families

I am the widow of a Vietnam veteran who died in 2005 due to exposure to Agent Orange and his service. Our daughter, Dee Reyes has been sick all of her life. I have advocated for my daughter since she was 7 years old. This is how we founded Agent Orange Legacy in 2007. Learn more...
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Kan. veteran worries exposure to hazardous fumes cause of health problems

Garrison, a 28-year-old from Leavenworth, experienced debilitating muscle pain for several days and was hospitalized at a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs facility. He left with a cane that he was still using last month. After multiple wartime deployments to Afghanistan as an...
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VA Waitlist Scandals: These boots were made for waiting

War is expensive to wage, and it takes a lot of money to heal physical and psychological wounds. Unwilling to face up to the true costs of modern warfare, the government has systematically tried to weasel out of covering the full costs of care for injured and ill veterans for...
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New research links Iraq dust to ill soldiers

Titanium and other metals found in dust at a base in Iraq have been linked to the dust found in six sick soldiers’ lungs, according to a study set to be released Monday. “We biopsied several patients and found titanium in every single one of them,” said Anthony...
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