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Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr.: Gulf ... (624) Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr. Collection: Gulf War

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Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr. Collection: Gulf War (624) Finding Aid
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This single-box series deals primarily with the controversy over 'Gulf War Syndrome' (GWS) and its similarities to the Agent Orange Controversy. There were numerous possible contributors to the pathologies of GWS: possible chemical/biological agents deployed by Saddam Hussein during the conflict, especially organophosphates-based agents, the environmental pollution Hussein created by setting the oil fields ablaze, endemic biological threats from the region, the depleted-Uranium (DU) ordinance used by American forces, and the experimental vaccine against Anthrax with which American forces were inoculated. The experiences of Jim Zumwalt's Marine unit during the war are also treated. Also significant is renewed interest in what came to be referred to as War Syndrome(s) and the Healthy Warrior Effect.

Added: 08 Mar 2002[Updated: 01 May 2017]