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IRAQ WAR EXPOSURES

10 Myths About Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Traumatic brain injury is pervasive in both civilian and military populations. In fact, TBI in the civilian population is eight times as frequent as breast cancer, AIDS, spinal-cord injury, and multiple sclerosis combined. According to the Center for Deployment Psychology, an...
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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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Researchers investigate respiratory health of deployed personnel during operations

Military personnel who deployed during Operation Iraqi Freedom, or OIF, Operation Enduring Freedom, or OEF, or Operation New Dawn, or OND, were commonly exposed to airborne hazards such as dust and smoke, Army Medicine researchers say. Some may have developed respiratory diseases...
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Trooper Shines Much-Needed Spotlight on Iraq Vets and Uranium Poisoning

The result is Trooper, a beautiful, heart-wrenching film that offers far more than empathy. It dares viewers to explore a disturbing corner of the Iraq War, a realm that no film has yet to touch: the blight of depleted uranium poisoning, which has infected thousands of Iraq...
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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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BR soldier’s death after return from Iraq sparked legislation

Austin Daniel died of heart failure on Sept. 7, 2009, leaving behind a 26-year-old widow and 22-month-old Anna Lee, his mother wrote in a military blog discussing burn pit issues. On May 28, Gov. Bobby Jindal signed SB538, authored by Sen. John Smith, known as the Staff Sgt....
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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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VA Letter Connects Agent Orange Component and Iraq War

The chemicals from the burn pits and TCDD are what she blames for her husband’s transition from a trooper, protecting our streets daily to a man living with constant pain and countless hospital visits. “It’s constant medications and trips to the ER and calling...
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