Iraqs Scud Ballistic Missiles
Information Papers are reports of what we know today about military equipment and/or procedures used in the 1990-1991 Gulf War. This particular information paper on Iraqs Scud ballistic missiles is meant to provide the reader with a basic understanding of the characteristics, capabilities, and employment of Iraqs Scuds during the Gulf War. This version makes minor revisions to the initial version published on July 25, 2000, to clarify the toxicity of kerosene, the Scud fuel. We hope that you will read this and contact us with any information that would help us better understand Iraqs Scud ballistic missiles and more accurately report their use during the Gulf War. Please contact my office to report any new information by calling:
Dale A. Vesser
2000236-0000003 Ver 1.1
Last Update: February 12, 2001
Many veterans of the Gulf War have expressed concern that their unexplained illnesses may result from their experiences in that war. In response to veterans concerns, the Department of Defense established a task force in June 1995 to investigate incidents and circumstances relating to possible causes. The Office of the Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense for Gulf War Illnesses assumed responsibility for these investigations on November 12, 1996, Effective July 26, 2000, this office became the Office of the Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Gulf War Illnesses, Medical Readiness, and Military Deployments, with continued responsibility for gulf War issues.
To inform the public about the progress of these efforts, the Department of Defense is publishing on the Internet and elsewhere accounts that may contribute to the discussion of possible causes of illnesses of Gulf War veterans, along with documentary evidence or personal testimony used in compiling the accounts. This information paper will aid in understanding incidents involving Iraqs use of Scud missiles.
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