Gulf War (1990-1991)

Ending the “Passionate Attachment” Allies in the Medieval-Modern Struggle

No agents of Israel have ever been embarrassed by boasting of Israel’s power in the US, or by demanding loans and aid. The protestations of American diplomats at Israel’s aggrandizement and damage to US interests have embarrassed them, not the pro-Israel party, which has gone from strength to strength until quite recently.

Should We Fall Again for ‘Trust Me’?

Forgetting lessons from the Tonkin Gulf to the Iraq War, the U.S. news media has mostly elbowed past doubts about whether the Syrian government launched the Aug. 21 chemical weapons attack…

Draft Gulf War Task Force Report Released

Today, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced that the Department’s Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses Task Force will publish a comprehensive draft report in the Federal Register for public feedback and comment.

Representative Kucinich- Roe Dear Colleague Letter-Help Gulf War Veterans Get Needed Funding

Representative Kucinich- Roe Dear Colleague Letter-Help Gulf War Veterans Get Needed Funding

Veterans are on a campaign and welcome all Americans to join them in getting funding for Gulf War Illness Research thru DOD Congressional Directed Medical Research Program- Gulf War Illness Research Program. Led by Representatives Roe and Kucinich in the US House of Representatives with their Dear Colleague Letter to all 435 US Representatives the veterans are asking for all Americans to help by calling their US Representatives in DC offices and write letters and Emails to get all 435 US REPRESENTATIVES TO SIGN ON Now to the Dear Colleague Letter from ROE-Kucinich.

Brain Secrets of Aging, Memory and Wisdom

Brain Secrets of Aging, Memory and Wisdom

The subject of the brain and how it works or doesn’t work has fascinated me since my own military encounter with an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) and the ensuing TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) I’ve had to live with the rest of my life.

Vietnam Submarines China

Vietnam Submarines China

By:  Tom Dillman   Actually, I’m glad we veterans and active duty personnel are not in the middle of this one, though with our often gadfly politicians and bureaucrats one never knows about the future. VIETNAM’S KILO-636 CHINA DEFENSE                   Vietnam has decided purchase six (6) Kilo […]

Disappearing Racial Distractions

Disappearing Racial Distractions

By: Tom Dillman   I’m an American, First Cavalry Veteran, born before WWII who served at  the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), and prior to it being Government Official, much of S.E. Asia. This article will focus on the Korean segment of my service.   Korea was—and sometimes still is—a stressful, volatile period in American military history with constant, […]

Putting politicians to work for you

Putting politicians to work for you

By Glenn McBride The usefulness, or lack thereof, of senators and congressmen is a subject open to some debate. But as veterans, we should take a few minutes to understand the capabilities of our elected officials. Can they assist us, and if so, to what degree? And just as important, what are the most effective […]

The Battle is On Now for DOD CDMRP Funding Gulf War Illness Research

The Battle is On Now for DOD CDMRP Funding Gulf War Illness Research

Battle is on for DOD/CDMRP Funding for Gulf War Illness Research to make a difference now not another 20 years. The Gulf War Veterans have real health issues and need funding to find answers and help for ill Gulf War Veterans. The DOD CDMRP needs to focus on war exposures and lead the way by providing the funding to make real differences. They need access to world class researchers and not just VA employees that have access thru VA funded. In comparing the two programs the DOD CDMRP is the only place that researchers world wide can compete in proposals thru a peer review process open to any researcher in the world. The time is now to make a difference.

Memorial Day: A Reflection

Memorial Day: A Reflection

As we remember prisoners of wars and missing in action and those that gave their all, their very lives in war. Let us remember also the veterans- the Atomic Veterans, the Agent Orange Veterans, the Gulf War illness veterans, the Burn Pits and veterans who are ill from OIF and OEF.

Family Affair

Family Affair

Veterans Today includes many posts regarding Israeli/Arab/Palestinian conflict. The venom expressed in some of the posts struck me as worth time and effort devoted to research on what motivates people – to take a position on Middle Eastern warfare. Of course this topic could and does fill libraries.

GULF WAR: The Terrible War After the War and the Enduring Stain Of Neglect

As we look at twenty years since the Gulf War 1990-91/Operation Desert Storm the writer has to wonder have we made headway? The writer wants the President, the VA, the DOD, the legislators both US Senators and Representatives to hear from the veterans that counted on our government to do the right thing morally and ethically. If we had really been tuned into the history of the veterans of World War 1, Atomic Veterans, and Agent Orange Veterans we would not have been so deceived. Maybe the All Volunteer Force would not have been reality. Maybe a draft would still be in affect. But the troops felt it a DUTY, A Sacred Duty to serve their country. They were well educated and trained. Many were college graduates, almost all had completed high school and had a beginning on college level education, in total a different profile than the Vietnam Veterans. Many had families with military traditions and service.

Twenty years after, Bush defends Gulf War as ‘moral;’ Record indicates Bush insisted on War and rejected peace

Newly released files confirm Saddam Hussein tried to broker a last-minute peace deal in 1991 , blocked by President Bush who feared negotiations might defuse the Iraq-Kuwait crisis and prevent the Gulf War Investigative reporter Robert Parry adds further details. The [peace] offer, relayed via Iraqi Deputy Foreign Minister Nizar Hamdoon, reached Washington on August 9 [1990]. According […]

Wisconsin Photographer Chronicles Operation Desert Storm

New Exhibit Opening at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum (MADISON – Wisconsin Veterans Museum Press Release) – The Wisconsin Veterans Museum will open The Scorching Desert Sun: A Wisconsin Photographer Chronicles Operation Desert Storm exhibit on Friday, January 14, 2011.  The exhibit will remain on display until March 31, 2011.  [via 91 Outcomes]   As a photographer […]

Sand flies infect U.S. forces with parasite that leaves them with ‘Baghdad Boil’

By Eric Athas in the Post Mason Alsaleh was sound asleep when he was attacked at a U.S. Army outpost in northwest Iraq.What happened that August night last year left the 48-year-old interpreter disfigured and unable to sleep, his mind muddled with paranoia, his temper short.  But Alsaleh’s injuries — including what look today like […]

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