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Department of Defense actions pertaining to the Persian Gulf illness

hearing before the Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate, One Hundred Fifth Congress, first session, February 27, 1997.

by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Armed Services.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the U.S. G.P.O., Supt. of Docs., Congressional Sales Office in Washington .
Written in English

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  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • United States. Dept. of Defense -- Appropriations and expenditures.,
    • Persian Gulf War, 1991 -- Veterans -- Diseases -- United States.,
    • Persian Gulf War, 1991 -- Veterans -- Medical care -- United States.,
    • Persian Gulf War, 1991 -- Health aspects -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      SeriesS. hrg. ;, 105-216
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKF26 .A7 1997a
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiii, 112 p. ;
      Number of Pages112
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL412812M
      ISBN 100160557534
      LC Control Number98115159
      OCLC/WorldCa38136658

        Initially known as Gulf War Syndrome, today Gulf War Illness (GWI) is a major focus of the US Department of Veterans Affairs, which pays out hundreds of millions of dollars each year in benefits to veterans who are at least 10% disabled due to symptoms associated with GWI.


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Department of Defense actions pertaining to the Persian Gulf illness by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Armed Services. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. The Department of Defense actions pertaining to the Persian Gulf illness: hearing before the Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate, One Hundred Fifth Congress, first session, Febru [United States.

Congress. Senate. Committee on. Veterans of the Persian Gulf War report a variety of physical and psychological symptoms, some of which remain unexplained. in an effort to determine the extent to which these symptoms may be related to Gulf War service and to develop policies to better deal with health risks in future deployments, the Secretary of Defense designated a special assistant to oversee all Department of Defense.

Following the Persian Gulf War, Congress mandated, through PLthat the Department of Defense (DoD) establish the Persian Gulf Registry, to determine the location of members of the Armed Forces exposed to burning oil fumes during Operation Desert Storm.

Get this from a library. Health care problems and concerns of Persian Gulf War veterans: the response of the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense and related issues: hearing before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Third Congress, first session, Novem What is the Treatment for Gulf War Illness.

GWI falls under a broad term for a group of chronic, unexplained symptoms called Chronic Multi-Symptom Illness (CMI). Inthe Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense (DoD) released guidelines for healthcare providers caring for Veterans with CMI. Department of Veterans Affairs 1 GULF WAR ILLNESS A GUIDE FOR VETERAN HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS WHAT IS GULF WAR ILLNESS.

Gulf War Illness (GWI) is a term that refers to a group of unexplained or ill-defined chronic symptoms found in Veterans deployed to the Persian Gulf during Operation Desert Storm/ Operation Desert Shield ().

There is "no clinical evidence for a new or unique illness or syndrome among Persian Gulf veterans," the Defense Department said in an August report which exami active-duty service.

Department of Veterans Affairs 1 GULF WAR ILLNESS: INFORMATION FOR VETERANS A RESOURCE FOR VETERANS, SERVICE MEMBERS, AND THEIR FAMILIES WHAT IS GULF WAR ILLNESS.

Gulf War Illness (GWI) is a term that refers to a group of unexplained. or ill-defined chronic symptoms found in Veterans deployed to the Persian Gulf during Operation Desert Storm. Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses. Certain illnesses are associated with Gulf War service in the Southwest Asia theater of military operations from August 2, to present.

Medically unexplained illnesses (also commonly referred to as Gulf War illness or Chronic Multi-symptom illness) are a significant concern for some Veterans who served during the Gulf War. OverAmerican veterans of Desert Storm /Desert Shield (approximately 15% of deployed U.S.

Armed Forces) returned from the Persian Gulf and slowly (over months or more) and presented with a variety of complex signs and symptoms characterized by disabling fatigue, intermittent fevers, night sweats, arthralgia, myalgia, impairments in short-term memory, headaches, skin rashes.

Because it is UNCORRECTED material, please consider the following text as a useful but insufficient proxy for the authoritative book pages. Evaluation of the U.S. Department of Defense Persian Gulf Comprehensive Clinical Evaluation Program Committee on Me DoD Persian Gulf Syndrome Comprehensive Clinical Evaluation Program Division of Heath.

If an analogous illness affected veterans of other wars, its cause may be related to common wartime experiences rather than to a unique event during the Persian Gulf War.

In this historical review, war-related syndromes from the U.S. Civil War to the Persian Gulf War were analyzed to. Unexplained Illness Among Persian Gulf War Veterans in an Air National Guard Unit: Preliminary Report -- August March In Novemberthe U.S.

Department of Veterans' Affairs (VA), the Department of Defense (DoD), and the Pennsylvania Department of Health requested that CDC investigate a report of unexplained illnesses among members of an Air National Guard (ANG) unit in.

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, (GulfLINK) - The Department of Defense and the RAND Corporation released today the latest in a series of reportson the potential health issues affecting Gulf War veterans.

The review examines the safety and effectiveness of pyridostigmine bromide, used during the Gulf War as a pre-treatment to protect military personnel from the nerve agent soman. Persian Gulf Operation (Operation Earnest Will) J to August 1, Persian Gulf Operation (Operation Southern Watch) December 1, to present Persian Gulf Operation (Operation Vigilant Sentinel) December 1, to February 1, Persian Gulf Operation (Operation Desert Thunder) Novem to Decem   The VA acknowledges the following in a statement on its website: "Rockets filled with sarin and cyclosporine mixes were found at a munitions storage depot in Khamisiyah, Iraq, that had been demolished by U.S.

service members following the Gulf War cease-fire. An undetermined amount of these chemicals was released into the atmosphere. The Department of Defense concluded aboutGulf.

exposure-related health concerns of service members who deployed to eligible theaters of operations (listed below). and waters of the Persian Gulf, Arabian Sea, and Red Sea. Airborne Hazards and. Open Burn Pit Registry Photo courtesy of the Department of Defense.

In Marchthe Deputy Secretary of Defense ordered expansion of DoD declassification efforts to identify all DoD records in the operational, medical, and intelligence communities that could relate to the possible causes of health problems being experienced by Persian Gulf veterans. A proper understanding of the conduct of these military operations the extraordinary achievements and the needed improvements is an important and continuing task of the Department of Defense as we look to the future.

The Persian Gulf War was the first major conflict following the end of the Cold War. Gulf War syndrome or Gulf War illness is a chronic and multi-symptomatic disorder affecting returning military veterans of the – Persian Gulf War. A wide range of acute and chronic symptoms have been linked to it, including fatigue, muscle pain, cognitive problems, insomnia, rashes and diarrhea.

Approximatelyof theU.S. veterans who served in the Gulf War are. Persian Gulf,Annual Report to Congress We're here anytime, day or night — 24/7.

If you are a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one, connect with our caring, qualified responders for. These elements included the Iraqi Regional Intelligence Task Force, the Operational Intelligence Crisis Center, and the Department of Defense Joint Intelligence Center.

Document DCI Persian Gulf War Illnesses Task Force, Khamisiyah: A Historical Perspective on Related Intelligence, April 9, Unclassified, 24 pp. Table of Contents Agent Orange Wars, Campaigns and Expeditions of the Armed Forces Since WWII which Qualify for Veterans Preference Uniformed Service Qualifying for Veterans Preference Purposes Agent Orange The Department of Veterans Affairs is the agency that administers claims for illness related to Agent Orange exposure, usually as a result of service in or around Vietnam.

Department of Defense website that deals with national health issues including a section on Persian Gulf War Syndrome.

CIA Report on Intelligence Related to Gulf War Illnesses (Aug. 2, ). are compiled from various Department of Defense (DOD) sources. Wars covered include the Revolutionary War, the War ofthe Mexican War, the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam Conflict, and the Persian Gulf War.

Military operations covered include the Iranian Hostage Rescue. TAB B - Bibliography. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, "The Gulf War Conference" (transcript), December 7, Atkinson, Rick, Crusade: The Untold Story of the Persian Gulf War, Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., Armed Force Medical Intelligence, "Information on Iraq’s biological warfare program," Novem Other articles where Operation Desert Storm is discussed: Persian Gulf War: bombardment, which had been named Operation Desert Storm, destroyed Iraq’s air defenses before attacking its communications networks, government buildings, weapons plants, oil refineries, and bridges and roads.

By mid-February the allies had shifted their air attacks to Iraq’s forward ground forces in Kuwait and. Omni Air also requested permission to continue flying for the Department of Defense in the gulfs for its services to Qatar, Oman and the UAE. “Omni believes we can conduct our operations safely as the plan assures the flight operates as closely to the Qatar, Bahrain, and Saudi land-masses as the published airways will allow,” the carrier said.

The mission of the Gulf War Veteran Resource Pages is to disseminate health related information to veterans of the Persian Gulf War in an unbiased format. The site is a community center for veterans of both Persian Gulf Wars; these vets share photos, first hand testimonials, participate in threaded discussion groups, and share contact information in the GWVRP Locator Database.

The production of anti- squalene antibodies in Gulf War Syndrome patients is linked to the presence of squalene in certain lots of the anthrax vaccine.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) lists potential toxins that could cause Gulf War Syndrome, but dismisses the fact that the squalene-containing anthrax vaccine could be the cause. The Gulf War Veterans Illnesses Task Force (GWVI-TF) was formed to ensure that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) maintained a focus on the unique issues of Veterans of the Gulf War.

The Persian Gulf War is legally defined in title 38 U.S.C. § (33) as beginning on August 2,and ending on the date thereafter. The number of U.S. service members injured with traumatic brain injuries totals 34 after a Jan. 8 attack when Iran shot missiles into Al Asad Airbase in Iraq, the Defense Department's chief.

The head of the department or agency designated under subsection (a) shall ensure that the findings of all research conducted by or for the executive branch relating to the health consequences of military service in the Persian Gulf theater of operations during the Persian Gulf War (including information pertinent to improving provision of care.

Soon after redeploying from the Persian Gulf, many experienced health problems such as fatigue, muscle and joint pain, memory loss, and severe headaches. After over 30 studies, 18 public hearings conducted by the Presidential Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses, and significant Department of Defense (DOD) efforts.

The Secretary of Defense Dear Mr. Secretary: This report discusses the deployment of women in the military to the Persian Gulf during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, an action that renewed debate about the restrictions that prohibit the assignment of women.

Gulf War veterans are affected. VA, the Department of Defense (DoD), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have funded research projects related to the consequence of military service in the Gulf War. These studies have yielded substantial insight into the health problems of Gulf.

He left the State Department in to join the Office of Economic Opportunity as assistant director, and moved up to director late in He then became associate director and deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget () and under secretary of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare ().

In Junethe U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report which found that VA denies more than 80 percent of veterans’ disability claims related to the Gulf War.

The report also found that Gulf War Illness claims have longer wait times, and that there is a poor understanding of Gulf War Illness among VA staff. The Missing GulfLINK Files. On J The Department of Defense posted numerous files in its GulfLINK Website.

On November 3, Paul F. Wallner, Staff Director, Senior Level Oversight Panel, Persian Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses, wrote The Wallner Memorandum which ordered the flagging of "potential sensitive reports or documents on GulfLINKto begin preparation of a response on.

The Defense Department is well-positioned to address the range of threats it faces while enhancing the strength and agility of its forces, the acting assistant secretary of defense for international. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense to revise certain Coordination of government activities on health-related research on the Persian Gulf War.

Sec. Definition. on the Secretaiys actions under section D of ti United States Code (as added by section ), and on the use made of.The United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM or SOCOM) is the unified combatant command charged with overseeing the various special operations component commands of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Air Force of the United States Armed command is part of the Department of Defense and is the only unified combatant command created by an Act of Congress.

The morning after the U.S. began the bombing of Iraq, NBC's Robert Bazell reported the Pentagon's assessment via the Today show: "It was spectacular news," Bazell summarized. "We've lost only one casualty." Other networks were similarly ecstatic. CBS's Charles Osgood (1/17/91) described the early bombing of Iraq as "a marvel," while the same network's Jim.