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Hardcover Gassed in the Gulf: The Inside Story of the Pentagon-CIA Cover-Up of Gulf War Syndrome Book

ISBN: 0965240037

ISBN13: 9780965240031

Gassed in the Gulf: The Inside Story of the Pentagon-CIA Cover-Up of Gulf War Syndrome

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Outlines the U.S. cover-up of chemical exposure by Gulf War troops.

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One of the most important books about the Gulf War

This is one of the most important books about the Gulf War. Pat Eddington tells the story in this book of his and his wife's odyssey within the CIA, working to adjust official policy to reflect the actual facts on the ground. Unfortunately, truth was one of the first casualties of the Gulf War.Interviewing veterans, including key source documents and detailing the shameful way the government dealt with returning veterans of the Gulf War, Eddington reveals a different side of Washington -- a Washington that waves flags in time of war but hides behind accountants when the warriors secure peace. Let us hope those deployed in the future are treated better. As a long-time activist on behalf of veterans and the author of an upcoming novel on the Gulf War (Prayer at Rumayla: A Novel of the Gulf War) I offer thanks to Pat and Robin Eddington for their dedication on behalf of our country and its defenders.

Telling it like it is

I have just finished reading the book Gassed in the Gulf and it is the only one that I have found that telles like it happened. I do not know where the person from Ohio was but I was in the Gulf 90-91. Even the DOD said that it was not a sonic boom over our camp at Al Jubyl. Not when within 20 seconds of the explosion your face goes numb (Page 73 of book that was me, Fred Willoughby The book is right on what happened. It is well told andd the CIA and DOD are still doing all they can to keep this from becoming a big seller. It should be mandatory reading for everyone thinking about going into the service. Really enjoyed the book. Thank you Pat Eddington for trying to help us Vets.

For some, this is not entertainment. We demand the truth.

In this book, the Eddington's give inside information on the subject of the government,'s coverup.For those who have been touched by this issue, who have been outraged by the government's brazen attempts to explain serious health issues as "post traumatic stress", and who have known for years that the explanations have been lies, this book is a must read. Gassed in the Gulf is thoroughly researched and factually written. In addition to providing an explanation for the causes of Gulf War Syndrome, it provides information with which the American public can begin to hold our representatives accountable. Read it. Ask. Act. Our troops needed our support during our nation's war. They need it even more now, during their own, less public, wars. This book will provide information with which we can begin to ask the right questions, and demand truthful answers

Of Fierce Compassion and Gritty Integrity

I'm a longtime reader of intelligence-related books. I have a serious interest in how the most secret parts of our government work or don't work. Patrick Eddington has written a book that makes me feel like I'm on the inside, walking the halls of Langley, meeting disappointments and frustrations, denials and evasions at every turn. This is not a dry expose of government misdeeds. This book presents, in active, personal narrative, the journey from discovery to action to reaction to confrontation to breaking past the wall of CIA and DOD denials of the chemical exposure of our Gulf War veterans. You watch Patrick and his wife experience career blockages when they try to pursue the truth. You might think a book like this would be depressing. But it's rather energizing. Full of first-hand knowledge as well as documents (some printed in full at the back of the book,) this is one of those rare books that inspires and empowers. For as frustrating as it is to see high level people in the government making the worse choice at every fork, there is also the beauty of seeing Patrick and his wife braving the storm in the hopes of helping those who would have given their lives to protect the rest of us. I don't mean to play down the hard data he presents to make his argument, but what makes the book a fasinating read is the narrative of the personal events along the way. It's a story of fierce compassion, gritty integrity and an honest-to-goodness commitment to doing the right thing. How refreshing!<P

Excellent reading for the seriously interested GWI reader

Having watched DoD and the Department of Veterans Affairs take us through the Agent Orange coverup step by step for financial reasons, I am neither surprised nor amused at our governments finesse as they attempt to deal a similar (albeit more deadly) hand to the Persian Gulf Veterans. Eddington and his wife have exhibited courage in their work. This book is a must for anyone who would try to understand how adept our government has become in stonewalling the truth and rewriting history to suit their needs
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