|From:||Lenny Siegel <LSiegel@cpeo.org>|
|Date:||Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:36:18 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] CHEMWEAPONS: "The Secret Casualties of Iraq’s Abandoned Chemical Weapons"|
The Secret Casualties of Iraq’s Abandoned Chemical Weapons By C. J. CHIVERS New York Times October 14, 2014 The soldiers at the blast crater sensed something was wrong. ...From 2004 to 2011, American and American-trained Iraqi troops repeatedly encountered, and on at least six occasions were wounded by, chemical weapons remaining from years earlier in Saddam Hussein’s rule.
In all, American troops secretly reported finding roughly 5,000 chemical warheads, shells or aviation bombs, according to interviews with dozens of participants, Iraqi and American officials, and heavily redacted intelligence documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/10/14/world/middleeast/us- casualties-of-iraq-chemical-weapons.html
-- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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