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November 7, 2002

Our Guinea Pigs Abroad

Posted by Mike on November 7, 2002 8:55 AM

WIRED reports on forced/covert medical experimentation on GIs during Gulf War I:

"The results of our investigation showed a reckless disregard that shocked me," said Committee Chairman John D. Rockefeller IV. "The Pentagon ... threw caution to the winds, ignoring all warnings of potential harm, and gave these (investigational) drugs to hundreds of thousands of soldiers with virtually no warnings and no safeguards.

"If that wasn't bad enough, they administered these drugs and vaccines in such a way that there is a very good chance they wouldn't have even worked for the intended purpose."

If the plight of a few hundred thousand GIs isn't of concern to you, WIRED has already reported that you might be next.