In an ongoing situation that affects thousands of Korea-era veterans, Noel Brinkerhof of Allgov.com reported last year on a lawsuit that required the VA to produce documents that in claims involving these veterans. Here is the story:
“As part of an ongoing lawsuit against the U.S. government, a federal judge has ordered the Department of Veterans Affairs
(VA) to release more documents relating to Cold War-era experimentation on American soldiers.
Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley in Oakland, California, ruled the VA must hand over documents pertaining to the use of at least 7,800 service personnel as “human guinea pigs” by the U.S. Army
and the Central Intelligence Agency
Beginning in the 1950s, the military and CIA utilized former Nazi scientists to test the effects of 400 types of drugs and chemicals, including mescaline, LSD, amphetamines, mustard gas, and nerve agents, on U.S. soldiers, according to a lawsuit brought by
the Vietnam Veterans of America and individual soldiers.
The experiments, some of which took place at Edgewood Arsenal and Fort Detrick, Maryland, left many veterans with long-term health problems that the VA has refused to cover.
The plaintiffs have won previous motions demanding the VA release records relating to the secret experiments. This time, they sought documents revealing the government’s process for identifying and notifying soldiers who were potentially exposed during the chemical and biological tests.
To Learn More:
Veterans’ Lawsuit against CIA and Army Drug Experimentation Moves Closer to Trial (by Noel Brinkerhoff, AllGov) ”
Original source: https://www.allgov.com/news/us-and-the-world/va-must-disclose-documents-on-cia-army-and-nazi-scientists-tests-using-veterans-as-guinea-pigs?news=844850.