THE SILENT TREATMENT

IT MAY BE OVER, NOW THAT THE PENTAGON SAYS CHEMICALS MAY HAVE HARMED THOUSANDS OF GULF VETS

What's the truth about Persian Gulf War syndrome, and is the Pentagon guilty of a cover-up? In recent weeks, two of the war's heroes, generals Colin Powell and Norman Schwarzkopf, have said they know of no evidence that U.S. troops were exposed to chemical weapons during the conflict that could have made them sick. But there are new indications that the generals, and even a Nobel prizewinning scientist hired by the Pentagon to look into the matter, were not told the full story. Since June 21 of this year, Defense officials have begun to suggest that the syndrome could be linked...

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