Pentagon hid truth behind chemical weapon injuries to American troopsPosted by Lawrence Lease on October 16, 2014
New York Times released a story discovering that American troops were exposed to chemical weapons in the years following the invasion of Iraq. Pentagon officials kept their discoveries of the weapons secret from fellow soldiers, doctors and investigators.
The paper reported late Tuesday night that U.S. forces reported finding 5,000 chemical warheads, shells and aviation bombs in the years after the Iraq war. A handful of soldiers were wounded by these weapons. The paper reports that 17 American soldiers and seven Iraqi officers were exposed to chemical agents during the invasion of Iraq. The Army spoke with NYT and admitted that it disregarded guidelines for treating soldiers exposed to chemical weapons following the war.
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