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ID:

696

Date:

2014-10-14

Headline:

Reporter's name:

C. J. Chivers

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

New York Times

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

In the years after America's 2003 invasion of Iraq, over a dozen Americans were injured by exposure to chemical weapons hidden before the first Gulf War - only to be denied treatment, honors, and benefits from doctors and the Pentagon.

Notes:

The New York Times used FOIA, among other sources, to learn of the chemical weapons and the exposure of seventeen American personnel (and seven Iraqi police officers) to them.

Keywords:

chemical weapons, Iraq, middle east, veterans, benefits, healthcare, military, Islamic State, George W. Bush, invasion, Saddam Hussein, Convention on Chemical Weapons, Iran, United Nations, Iran-Iraq war, Iraq Survey Group, Senate, National Ground Intelligence Center, Army, Navy, Operation Guardian, OPCW, Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

URL:

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/10/14/world/middleeast/us-casualties-of-iraq-chemical-weapons.html


Agencies:

CIA
DOD

States:

DC
MD
NC

Categories:

health care
intelligence
Iraq
military
veteran


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