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Hazardous Experiments do not create additional rights for Vietnam war Veterans: CIA Ducks Veterans’Claims Over Drug Experimentation

June 06, 2011

CIA Ducks Veterans’ Claims Over Drug Experimentation

In a 2009 class action, Vietnam Veterans of America said the Army and CIA experimented on at least 7,800 soldiers in “Project Paperclip.” They were given at least 250 and as many as 400 types of drugs, among them sarin, one of the most deadly drugs known to man, amphetamines, barbiturates, mustard gas, phosgene gas and LSD.

“It may be stated generally that under present laws no additional rights against the Government will result from the death or disability of military and civilian personnel participating in experiments by reason of the hazardous nature of the operations,” the opinion said.

While the government claimed that this opinion supported its motion to dismiss, Wilken disagreed.

The opinion, the judge noted, “does not establish that experiment participants are not entitled to medical care.” “The passage states only that the ‘hazardous nature’ of the experiments does not create additional rights,” according to Wilken’s 11-page opinion.


  1. Mark Shapiro Reply

    Readers may wish to visit ‘The Agent Orange Action Group’ at
    The following link is very worthwhile reading. The comments following the article are a MUST read! Open the link and scroll down for information, comments and a substantial video collection of AO material. Justice for the Victims of Agent Orange!

  2. Christine Stell Vancooney Reply

    My x husbandwho served in Vietnam n just died at 62 this tues.Sept 13th 2011 and told me to find the locked box of agent orange upon his death!
    I do not know what my x husband Larry Stell of Ten. was talking about. Please help me…
    Christine Stell Vancooney 

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