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Agent Orange Poisoning (1961-1971)

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  • Agent Orange's lethal legacy: Defoliants more dangerous than they had to be

    Part 5 of a Tribune investigation unearths documents showing that decisions by the U.S. military and chemical companies that manufactured the defoliants used in Vietnam made the spraying more dangerous than it had to be. Complete coverage >> As the U.S....
  • Bickering blocks search for causes of congenital deformities

    Bickering blocks search for causes of congenital deformities
    Officials in the U.S. and Vietnamese governments agreed in 2002 to carry out joint research on the health and environmental impact of Agent Orange and other toxic defoliants, on the assumption that aid would follow the scientific results. The Bush...
  • Agent Orange's lethal legacy: For Vietnam War veterans, injustice follows injury

    Agent Orange's lethal legacy: For Vietnam War veterans, injustice follows injury
    Part 2 of a Tribune investigation finds that for many U.S. veterans, the bureaucratic fight to be compensated for health problems linked to Agent Orange amounts to a new and unexpected war, long after the shooting ended overseas. Complete coverage >>...
  • Agent Orange: Birth defects plague Vietnam; U.S. slow to help

    Part 3 of a Tribune investigation finds that the role of defoliants in Vietnam's high rate of birth defects remains a contentious question decades after U.S. spraying missions ended. Complete coverage >> The sun beats down on Dao Thi Kieu's straw hat as...
  • Agent Orange's lethal legacy: At former U.S. bases in Vietnam, a potent poison is clear and present danger

    Part 4 of a Tribune investigation finds that a former U.S. air bases in Vietnam remain highly polluted by defoliants, but the U.S. has done little to clean up the sites it contaminated during the war. Complete coverage >> When a small Canadian...
  • Agent Orange's lethal legacy: The next generation

    Agent Orange's lethal legacy: The next generation
    Ted Hutches is hobbled by leg-swelling cellulitis, cancer and nerve disorders that have left his hands and feet numb and prevented him from working for the past 30 of his 71 years. His two adult daughters, Mary Beth Hoffman and Sherrie Hutches, are...
  • 'The Lonely Soldier' by Helen Benedict

    'The Lonely Soldier' by Helen Benedict
    The women who joined the military after 9/11 probably didn't know about the degrading marching cadences that had been chanted on various bases across America for decades: . . . I wish all the ladies were bells in the tower. If I was the hunchback I'd...
  • Critic's Notebook: Musical détente at Hanoi Opera House

     
    HANOI -- This year marks the 15th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the United States and Vietnam. The country is still a tender land, but the Vietnamese have long known how to profit from their various invaders over the past......
  • Joe Biden update: No 'Mission Accomplished' claim on Iraq, but no 'victory' either

     
    The Democrat gives a preview of the president's speech next week on the U.S. troop drawdown in Iraq....
  • Communism's grim toll

    WHEN President Bush declared, at Tuesday's dedication of the Victims of Communism Memorial in Washington, that communist regimes had been responsible during the 20th century for taking the lives of 100 million innocent people, he did not so much...
  • Victims compensation plan is unprecedented

    The U.S. government has committed itself to paying in full the nearly 6,000 families who lost a loved one in the Sept. 11 attacks, an unprecedented move, legal experts say. Under a measure attached to the airline bailout bill, the government will...