Possible Chemical Agent
on SCUD Missile Sample
|Case Narratives are reports of what we
know today about specific events that took place during
the Gulf War of 1990 and 1991. This case narrative
focuses on the analysis of a piece of SCUD missile that
was provided to the Presidential Advisory Committee from
a veteran, which was reported to cause symptoms similar
to exposure to chemical warfare agents. This is an
interim report, not a final report. We hope that you will
read this and contact us with any information regarding
this SCUD piece or similar incidents and experiences.
With your help, we will be able to report more accurately
on the possible evidence of chemical warfare agents on
SCUD missiles. Please contact my office to report any new
information by calling:
Last Update: August 19, 1997
Many veterans of the Gulf War have been experiencing a variety of physical symptoms, collectively called Gulf War illnesses. In response to veterans concerns, the Department of Defense (DOD) established a task force in June 1995 to investigate all possible causes. The Investigation and Analysis Directorate (IAD) of the Office of the Special Assistant for Gulf War Illnesses and (OSAGWI) assumed responsibility for these investigations on November 12, 1996 and has continued to investigate evidence of Iraqi use of chemical warfare agents. This interim report concerns a piece of a SCUD missile submitted to the Presidential Advisory Committee and reported to cause symptoms similar to exposure to chemical warfare agents.
As part of the effort to inform the public about the progress of this effort, DOD is publishing (on the Internet and elsewhere) accounts related to possible causes of Gulf War illnesses, along with whatever documentary evidence or personal testimony was used in compiling the account. The narrative that follows is such an account.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Tab A - Acronyms
Tab B - Bibliography
Tab C - Methodology for Chemical Incident Investigation