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Government Releases Gulf War Syndrome Data

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Government Releases Gulf War Syndrome Data

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Government Releases Gulf War Syndrome Data

Government Releases Gulf War Syndrome Data

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The Department of Veterans Affairs releases a report on illnesses suffered by many who served in the 1991 Gulf War. Contrary to previous assessments that blamed a puzzling array of medical problems on combat stress or psychiatric illness, this new report suggests chemical exposures may be responsible. NPR's Joseph Shapiro reports.