Tag Archives: Agent Orange

Navy vets see sinister move behind effort to deny them Agent Orange benefits

The Department of Veterans Affairs opposes a bill that would extend disability benefits to Navy veterans from the Vietnam War who served at sea and claim they were exposed to Agent Orange because the evidence of exposure is uncertain and the cost could reach nearly $1 billion, a top VA official said Wednesday. /by Duke Omara Read -->

Iraq, Afghan Vets May Have Their Own Agent Orange

By Mark Brunswick: While it took nearly three decades for the U.S. government to eventually link Agent Orange, the defoliant used in Vietnam, to cancer, President Obama has pledged quick action to make determinations about the effect of the burn pits on perhaps as many as 60,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. Read more here:  -->

Agent Orange Research Center Has Backing Among Many in Congress

By Steve Liewer: In Washington, some lawmakers are calling for research into whether Agent Orange and other toxic substances are responsible for the health problems of veterans’ children and grandchildren. Read more: http://www.omaha.com/news/agent-orange-research-center-has-backing-among-many-in-congress/article_d660fbc4-29c4-11e6-aed7-8f311a0e3850.html

Herbicide Tests, Usage, and Storage Outside of Vietnam

The Department of Defense has released a list of dates and locations of herbicide tests and storage. They include military bases and locations in the United States, Puerto Rico, and other places outside of the U.S. The VA has acknowledged a presumptive service connection for exposure to Agent Orange for those serving in-country in Vietnam. -->

Agent Orange ingredients found at Okinawa military dumpsite

By Jon Mitchell, The Japan Times: Dozens of rusting barrels unearthed on former U.S. military land in Okinawa City have been identified as containing chemical precursors to defoliant Agent Orange, a toxic compound used widely in the Vietnam War and blamed for poisoning that has resulted in birth defects and other health problems. Dug up -->

Vietnam Navy Veterans to Get Agent Orange Benefits

Last September, Sen. Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii, then chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, asked the VA to reconsider claims from veterans who served in Vietnam’s rivers and inland waterways, or who docked in Vietnam, known as Brown Water Veterans, who are claiming to have sustained illnesses/disabilities as a result of exposure to Agent Orange. -->

Many Vietnam War Veterans Stationed in Korea Suffer From Diseases and Disabilities as a Result of Agent Orange Exposure During Service But Are Declined VA Benefits

Many Vietnam War veterans suffering from the effects of exposure to Agent Orange during their period of service, are unable to get VA benefits because they were stationed in Korea and not Vietnam, during the war. The government’s position in this regard is intolerable. Recently published in Veterans Today U.S. Veterans stationed in Korea during -->

Agent Orange Exposure Update

On August 2, 2010, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ordered the VA to issue final regulations within 30 days adding ischemic heart disease, Parkinson’s disease and B-cell leukemias to the list of disabilities presumptively caused by Agent Orange Exposure. This action was directed by the court via a writ of mandamus -->