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Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses

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Gulf War-Related 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 Veterans' Gulf War illnesses  

War-Related Illness and Injury Study Centers (WRIISCs)   

VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guidelines: The Management of Chronic Multisymptom Illness (CMI) (2014): https://www.healthquality.va.gov/guidelines/MR/cmi/

VA Advisory Committees: https://www.va.gov/ADVISORY/Advisory_Committees.asp

Veterans Benefits 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

Other U.S. Government Agencies

Department of Defense

Office of the Special Assistant for Gulf War Illnesses

Environmental Exposure Reports

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

Government Accountability Office (GAO)

Gulf War Illness: Improvements Needed for VA to Better Understand, Process, and Communicate Decisions on Claims: https://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-17-511 

Gulf War Illnesses: DOD’s Conclusions About US Troops’ Exposure Cannot Be Adequately Supported: http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-04-821T

Department of Veterans Affairs: Federal Gulf War Illnesses Research Strategy Needs Reassessment: https://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-04-767

Gulf War Illnesses: Federal Research Efforts Have Waned, and Research Findings Have Not Been Reassessed: http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-04-815T

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

U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs: https://www.veterans.senate.gov/

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

U.S. House Committee on Veterans' Affairs: https://veterans.house.gov/

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)

House of Representatives Committee on Government Reform and Oversight

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).

Links to other U.S. government websites on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses are provided below.

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Click here for links to Gulf War illnesses reports from RAND, NATIONAL ACADEMIES.