Gassed in the Gulf: The Insider Story of the Pentagon-CIA Cover-Up of Gulf War Syndrome

Gassed in the Gulf: The Insider Story of the Pentagon-CIA Cover-Up of Gulf War Syndrome

by Patrick G. Eddington
     
 
"Eddington's book comes off as a well-written, well-documented account of what happens when a CIA employee rocks the boat. It raises concerns that go beyond Desert Storm, a fear that the CIA has given up its independence from the Pentagon." (The Birmingham News)

"Levels tough indictments...Pat and Robin Eddington are true patriots." (Matt Puglisi:

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"Eddington's book comes off as a well-written, well-documented account of what happens when a CIA employee rocks the boat. It raises concerns that go beyond Desert Storm, a fear that the CIA has given up its independence from the Pentagon." (The Birmingham News)

"Levels tough indictments...Pat and Robin Eddington are true patriots." (Matt Puglisi: Assistant Director, Persian Gulf War Era Veterans, The American Legion)


Author Bio: Patrick G. Eddington was an award-winning analyst at the CIA's National Photographic Interpretation Center for almost nine years. His opinion pieces have appeared in the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Washington Times, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and the Army Times.

Eddington is a frequent commentator on national security issues for both domestic and international television networks.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Eddington, a former CIA analyst who now describes himself as a "public activist," has written two books in one. The first seeks to reveal what the author claims is a "conspiracy" and "duplicity" by high-level officials aimed at denying that U.S. forces were exposed to chemical agents during the Gulf War. The second argues that the author and his wife were the target of an "unofficial...blackballing" that eventually led to their resignations from the CIA. Unfortunately, both stories are so contaminated with emotional language that it becomes hard to separate fact from feeling. Although the book is heavily footnoted, some parts are personal reminiscences subject to debate. Eddington delights in taking on senior government and military officers, naming names (sometimes only initials), and pointing accusing fingers while staking a claim to the moral high ground. The reader is left confused: Was Gulf War syndrome the result of incompetence? Or is it a tale poisoned by the scent of the author's personal vendetta? An optional purchase.John J. Yurechko, Georgetown Univ., Washington, D.C.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780965240031
Publisher:
Insignia Publishing Company
Publication date:
08/01/1997
Pages:
388
Product dimensions:
6.33(w) x 9.32(h) x 1.20(d)

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