Against All Enemies: Gulf War Syndrome, the War Between America's Ailing Veterans and Their Government

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Ballantine Publishing, 1998 - History - 103 pages
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"Why did the system fail the Gulf War veterans? Did national heroes such as Norman Schwarzkopf and Colin Powell, who were known during their careers for taking care of their troops, have an obligation to speak out on behalf of the veterans--as many sick GIs believe--and demand that America's military hospitals stop turning them away? The unsettling fact is that the Gulf War was far more costly to the United States than the Pentagon and its former leaders are willing to acknowledge. The ninety thousand or so victims of Gulf War syndrome are friendly-fire casualties just as surely as if they had been fired upon by their fellow soldiers. The military's inevitable dilemma is profound: Can it protect our soldiers and sailors in future wars if it was unable to do so in the Gulf War?"

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Seymour M. Hersh is one of America's premier investigative reporters. He has won more than a dozen major journalism prizes, including the 1970 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting and four George Polk Awards. Hersh is the author of six books, including The Price of Power: Kissinger in the Nixon White House, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, The Target Is Destroyed: What Really Happened to Flight 007 and What America Knew About It, The Samson Option: Israel's Nuclear Arsenal and America's Foreign Policy, and The Dark Side of Camelot. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife and three children.

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