CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 10, 1996
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(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Report introduced.
(Pentagon: Jamie McIntyre) Dramatic House hearings on gulf war syndrome where veterans stated that evidence of chemical agents was dismissed by their superiors featured. [Lou Gehrig's disease victim Major Randy HERBERT (thru wife's translation), United States Marine Corps sergeant George GRASS, Army Major Michael JOHNSON - say evidence of chemical agents was covered up.] [Representative Steven BUYER - says the Pentagon is not accepting the word of these men.] [Gulf war illness adviser Bernard ROSTKER - comments on the issue of compensation.] Pentagon research into whether trace amounts of nerve gas could lead to sickness later noted.
(Studio: Hilary Bowker) Announcement by Britain of a new research program into the gulf war syndrome and its admission of the wider use of chemical pesticides than earlier stated reported.
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