Examining the Status of Gulf War Research and Investigations on Gulf War Illnesses: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats, and International Relations of the Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eighth Congress, Second Session, June 1, 2004

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Page 10 - ... 3 days for that purpose. Without objection, so ordered. I ask further unanimous consent that all witnesses be permitted to include their written statement in the record. Without objection, so ordered.
Page 129 - Before the Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats, and International Relations House Committee on Government Reform Regarding Research on Gulf War Veterans
Page 72 - We will report the final results of this study at a later date. As you know, many of the approximately 700,000 veterans of the Persian Gulf War have undiagnosed illnesses since the war's end in 1991. Some fear they are suffering from chronic disabling conditions because of wartime exposures to vaccines, as well as chemical warfare agents, pesticides, and other hazardous substances with known or suspected adverse health effects. Available bomb damage assessments during the war showed that of the 21...
Page 210 - United States Military Academy, the Department of the Army, the Department of Defense, or the United States Government.) The McCllntlc Theater Model (MTM) is a large scale, analytic and stochastic simulation, computer assisted theater level combat model.
Page 86 - In evaluating the plume models used, the results from the DOD and CIA modeling can never be definitive Plume models can allow only estimates of what happens when chemical warfare agents are released in the environment. Such estimates are based on mathematical equations, which are used to predict an actual event — in this case, the direction and extent of the plume However, in order to predict precisely what happens, one r of Mcrttmtr GvQ War VVfrnrns Academy Pmw.
Page 185 - In other words, do some interventions early on as they come back to — not only from the standpoint of treatment but also from the standpoint of research to understand better what is happening here.
Page 79 - ... VLSTRACK dispersion models. However, these models were not at the time fully developed for modeling long-range environmental hazards. Second, the assumptions about the source term data used in the models are inaccurate. The source term data DOD used in the modeling for sites at Khamisiyah, as well as Al Muthanna and Muhammadiyat, contain significant unreliable assumptions. DOD and the CIA based assumptions on field testing, intelligence information, imagery, UNSCOM inspections, and Iraqi declarations...
Page 75 - DOD and non-DOD models, with regard to the size and path of the plume and the extent to which troops were exposed.
Page 80 - CIA's models. The tests did not realistically simulate the conditions of the demolition of 122 mm chemical-filled rockets in Khamisiyah. The simulations took place under conditions that were not comparable with those at Khamisiyah. There were differences in meteorological and soil conditions; the construction material of munitions crates; rocket construction (including the use of concrete-filled pipes as rocket replacements to provide inert filler to simulate larger stacks); and the number of rockets,...

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