RANGER AGAINST WAR: The New Orange <

Sunday, August 13, 2006

The New Orange

Here is an article on a group of soldiers coming back sick from their Iraqi tours, and wondering if the constellation of symptoms they are experiencing might not be caused by their exposure to depleted uranium exposure.

I am brought to mind of our problems after Vietnam, and waiting many years before some of those problems were linked to our Agent Orange exposure. Fortunately for present-day combat veterans, at least the government finally acknowledges Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD was not recognized by the DSM (Manual of Psychiatric Illnesses) until 1979, and a presumption of service-connection for combat veterans was only adopted after a Federal lawsuit in the early 1990's.

The VN veterans fought this battle for all veterans. It seems like each new crop of fighters returns only to confront their next battle, which is to gain due recognition from their own government. And it is this one which will likely be a lifelong struggle.

http://articles.news.aol.com/news/_a/is-an-armament-sickening-us-soldiers/20060812123809990008
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