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Gulf War Syndrome / CIA / Chemical Weapons #402864

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 30, 1996
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(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.

(CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia: Carl Rochelle) The charges of a CIA cover-up about exposure of United States soldiers to chemical weapons in the Persian Gulf war examined; details given of the story in the New York Times in which Patrick Eddington asserts agency cowardice about getting out information. [CIA spokesman Dennis BOXX - responds to Eddington's view of a conspiracy.]

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Later telephone interview with Eddington mentioned.

(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Report introduced.

(Fort Bragg, North Carolina: Brian Cabell) Pentagon acknowledgment of two possible incidents of exposure on March 4, 1991, when Iraqi weapons were detonated; video shown. [US Navy Captain Michael DOUBLEDAY - outlines the letter sent to the veterans.] [82nd Airborne Division sergeant Pablo PALOMAR, SOLDIER, S/sergeant Richard MORRIS - describe symptoms.]

Reporter(s):
Cabell, Brian;
Rochelle, Carl;
Shaw, Bernard;
Woodruff, Judy
Duration:
00:05:00

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