Home Front

Home Front

The Government's War on Soldiers : A Report on How America's Weapons, Medicines, and Bureaucracies of Mass Destruction Harm Our Troops and Veterans

Book - 2004
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"Inspired by the untold story of Sgt. Joe Hooper, Vietnam's most decorated soldier and a home-front casualty, Home Front chronicles how - in the midst of his war - George Bush has cut benefits of both veterans and front line troops. It reveals how the Pentagon has ordered soldiers to take experimental medicines that sometimes prove fatal, how defense contractors sometimes knowingly deliver faulty weapons to troops, and how the true casualty measure of war is the body count - the medical failures, psychological toll and the uninvestigated suicides - that occurs on the home front. Only 148 soldiers were killed in the 1991 Gulf War, but 11,000 have died since. New figures show that one third of the 696,000 Gulf I troops have sought war-related medical treatment. A similar pattern is emerging today in Gulf II." "Home Front reports the widespread effects of the government's weapons, medicines and bureaucracies of mass destruction: the use of vaccines that have led to mysterious deaths among both troops and civilians, and the likley emergence of Gulf War II illness, a cocktail of ailments similar to Gulf War I illness - the modern day version of Vietnam's Agent Orange. It details the health and medical issues facing American military personnel and veterans, and investigates the military/bureaucratic politicking behind them. It includes comprehensive documentation from the CDC, VA, and Pentagon to explain the illnesses, syndromes and symptoms, and provides insight into veterans' battles over medical services, intractable policy, and VA hospital conditions. Public and classified military experiments are detailed along with the "friendly fire" effects of anthrax vaccine and depleted uranium."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Publisher: Atlanta, Ga. : Clarity Press, [2004]
Copyright Date: ©2004
ISBN: 9780932863416
Branch Call Number: 355.345 AN24
Characteristics: 200 pages ; 22 cm

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