The Pentagon spent a great deal of time handling the Gulf War Syndrome issue as if our soldiers were either crazy, faking their illnesses, or suffering from problems unrelated to their service in the Gulf or the military. In other words, it was more interested in covering itself than in supporting the troops and being sensitive to their needs. Later, it turned out that soldiers were sent into areas contaminated with chemical weapons, even though specially-designed tanks that were created to detect these chemicals were indicating their presence.
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