Gulf War Syndrome Part 1

The committee held a hearing on Persian Gulf War Syndrome. Gulf war veterans, researchers and medical experts testified about the… read more

The committee held a hearing on Persian Gulf War Syndrome. Gulf war veterans, researchers and medical experts testified about the effects of exposure to chemical agents on veterans during the 1991 Persian Gulf War, specifically the explosion of a chemical weapons storage site in Kamisiyah in March 1991. Government administrators also testified about how they have handled veterans' illnesses since the war ended. Several members sharply criticized them for grossly mishandling the situation. The Department of Defense now estimates that as many as 5,000 soldiers may have been exposed to chemical agents during this period. This portion features testimony from veterans and Department of Defense officials. close

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Gulf War Syndrome Part 1

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Program ID:
75237-1
Category:
House Committee
Format:
House Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 20, 1996
Last Aired:
Sep 22, 1996

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  • Sep 20, 1996 | 2:21am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 22, 1996 | 3:23pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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