Case Narratives are reports of what we know today
about specific events that took place during the Gulf War of 1990
and 1991. These reports are from the DoD's former Office of the Special
Assistant for Gulf War Illnesses (now Force Health Protection & Readiness Policy & Programs) and other government agencies.
These reports are interim and will be updated pending further investigative
The former Office of the Special
Assistant for Gulf War Illnesses (now Force Health Protection & Readiness Policy & Programs) is reporting on what we know today about specific events that took
place during the Gulf War of 1990 and 1991. These reports focus
on exposure to potential environmental hazards. These are interim
reports, not final reports.
Information Papers are reports of what we know today
about military, procedures and equipment used during the Gulf War
of 1990 and 1991. The purpose of these paper's are to give the reader
a basic understanding of specific procedures and equipment. This
is not an investigative report, but a vehicle to provide background
Close-out Reports are investigations involving potential
exposures of U.S. military and civilian personnel to chemical/biological
warfare agents or environmental contaminants during the 1990-1991 Gulf War.
The Presidential Special Oversight Board reviewed the current findings
and recommended terminating any further investigation. The Board
concluded that any new information was unlikely to improve our understanding
of any unexplained illnesses experienced by some 1990-1991 Gulf War veterans.
To bring the investigation to closure, the Board recommended the
Office of the Special Assistant to present all the evidence in a
close-out report. A close-out report is a summary account of an
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President Clinton established the Special Oversight
Board by Executive Order to provide recommendations based on its
review of Department of Defense Investigations into possible detections
of, and exposures to, chemical or biological weapons agents, and
environmental and other factors that may have contributed to 1990-1991 Gulf
War illnesses. It reports to the President through the Secretary