The Nerve Gas Story

Doubts are raised about whether sarin was used

In a story broadcast June 7, CNN producer April Oliver and correspondent Peter Arnett reported the results of an eight-month investigation into allegations that sarin nerve gas was used by U.S. forces during a secret mission into Laos in 1970. Their report, which aired on NewsStand: CNN & TIME, was accompanied by a piece written by them for this magazine titled "Did the U.S. Drop Nerve Gas?"

The CNN story was based on interviews with soldiers and officers who participated in the mission, several of whom said they believed nerve gas had been used on enemy troops attempting a counterattack on...

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