United States Department of Veterans Affairs
Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses

Gulf War Illnesses Links

 

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Gulf War Veterans' Task Force:

         Final Draft Report (March 29, 2010)

         Final 2010 Report (September 29, 2010)  

Veterans Health Administration:

VA general information on Gulf War illnesses  

War-Related Illness and Injury Study Centers (WRIISCs)   

Clinical Practice Guidelines:   Medically Unexplained Symptoms

Clinical Practice Guidelines:   Post-Deployment Health Evaluation and Management

VA Advisory Committees 

Veterans Benefit Administration

Gulf War Era Veterans Report: Pre-9/11 - February 2011 Report

Gulf War Veterans Information System (GWVIS) - August 2008 Report

Gulf War Veterans Information System (GWVIS) - August 2007 Report

 

 

Links to other U.S. government websites on Gulf War illnesses are provided below.

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Click here for links to Gulf War illnesses reports from RAND, IOM and foreign countries. 

 

 

Other U.S. Government Agencies

Department of Defense

Office of the Special Assistant for Gulf War Illnesses

Environmental Exposure Reports

Information Papers

RAND Reports

Force Health Protection and Readiness Office

Walter Reed Deployment Health Clinical Center 

DeployMed ResearchLINK

Military Vaccine (Milvax) Agency

Defenselink

Depleted Uranium Aerosol Doses and Risks: Summary of U.S. Assessments (Capstone Report - October 2004)

DESP Oil Well Fire Individual Risk Analysis 

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

NIH Technology Assessment Statement: The Persian Gulf Experience and Health 

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

CDC Gulf War studies

The Health Impact of Chemical Exposures During the Gulf War: A Research Planning Conference (Feb 1999)

Background document 

Final report

Absence of mycoplasma infection in anthrax vaccine

Other Gulf War illness-related CDC links

Government Accountability Office, formerly General Accounting Office (GAO)

Reports released - June 1, 2004:

Gulf War Illnesses: DOD’s Conclusions About US Troops’ Exposure Cannot Be Adequately Supported (Report). 

Gulf War Illnesses: DOD’s Conclusions About US Troops’ Exposure Cannot Be Adequately Supported (Statement).  

Department of Veterans Affairs: Federal Gulf War Illnesses Research Strategy Needs Reassessment (Report).  

Gulf War Illnesses: Federal Research Efforts Have Waned, and Research Findings Haven’t Been Reassessed (Statement).

Earlier GAO Gulf War illness-related links

 

Previous U.S. Gulf War Illnesses Panels/Committees

DOD’s Defense Science Board (DSB) Task Force on Persian Gulf War Health Effects (1994)     

Presidential Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses  (1995-1997)

Presidential Special Oversight Board for Department of Defense Investigations of Gulf War Chemical and Biological Incidents   (1999-2000)

 

U.S. Congressional Committee Reports and Hearings

United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Hearing:  United States Dual-Use Exports to Iraq and Their Impact on the Health of the Persian Gulf War Veterans  (May 25, 1994)

Report:  U.S. Chemical and Biological Warfare-Related Dual Use Exports to Iraq and Their Possible Impact on the Health Consequences of the Persian Gulf War.  (May 25, 1994)

Committee Staff Report:  U.S. Chemical and Biological Warfare-Related Dual Use Exports to Iraq and Their Possible Impact on the Health Consequences of the Persian Gulf War.  (October 7, 1994)

United States Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs

Hearing: Research and Treatment for Gulf War Illnesses (September 25, 2007)

Report of the Special Investigation Unit on Gulf War Illnesses - Volume I   (1998)

Report of the Special Investigation Unit on Gulf War Illnesses - Volume II (1998)

United States House of Representatives Committee on Veterans Affairs

Press Release: VA’s Limited Scope of Research Prevents Gulf War Vets From Getting the Benefit of the Doubt (July 31, 2009)

Opening Statements and Hearing Testimony: The Implications of U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Limited Scope of Gulf War Illness Research (July 30, 2009)

Opening Statements and Hearing Testimony: Gulf War Illness Research: Is Enough Being Done? (May 19, 2009)

Opening Statements and Hearing Testimony: Gulf War Exposures (July 26, 2007)

Serving Gulf War Veterans

United States House of Representatives Committee on Government Reform and Oversight

Second Report with Additional Views: Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses: VA, DOD Continue to Resist Strong Evidence Linking Toxic Causes to Chronic Health Effects. (November 7, 1997)

House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats, and International Relations Hearing Testimony and Related Documents:   Examining VA Implementation of the Persian Gulf War Veterans Act of 1998   (November 15, 2005).