600+ American troops reportedly exposed to chemical weapons in Iraq

November 7, 2014 4:24 AM

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600+ American troops reportedly exposed to chemical weapons in Iraq

The Pentagon acknowledged that more than 600 American service members did alert military medical staff they had been exposed to chemical weapons while serving in Iraq. The military admits it failed to track the cases, or offer treatment to the troops.

The news comes after US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered an internal review of Pentagon records, which have now uncovered hundreds of troops who told the military they believed they were exposed to chemical weapons.

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