|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Mon, 12 Aug 2013 09:22:07 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] CHEMWEAPONS, HERBICIDES, GLOBAL: "Operation Red Hat: Chemical Weapons and the Pentagon Smokescreen on Okinawa"|
Operation Red Hat: Chemical Weapons and the Pentagon Smokescreen on Okinawa By Jon Mitchell Asia-Pacific Journal/Truth-Out August 11, 2013 In July 1969, a leak of chemical weapons on Okinawa sickened more than 20 U.S. soldiers and laid bare one of the Pentagon’s biggest Cold War secrets: the storage of toxic munitions outside of the continental United States. Public outrage following the Okinawa accident forced the White House to launch Operation Red Hat - codename for a mission to remove the chemicals from the island. For more than four decades, details of that project have been kept firmly under wraps. But now, newly disclosed scientific studies - and accounts from U.S. veterans who participated in Operation Red Hat - are casting light on the mission and exposing what truly occurred. These revelations include the alleged dumping of chemical weapons off the coast of Okinawa, the presence of the potent blister agent, lewisite, and the inclusion of Agent Orange – the Vietnam War defoliant which the Pentagon denies was ever present on the island. … For the entire article, see http://truth-out.org/news/item/18102-operation-red-hat-chemical-weapons-and-the-pentagon-smokescreen-on-okinawa -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope Street Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650-961-8918 or 650-969-1545 Fax: 650-961-8918 LSiegel@cpeo.org http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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