chapter  19
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The Gulf War's Troubling Legaey

With only 148 Americans officially killed in action and only 467 wounded, ours seemed to be a shining victory in the Gulf. But this victory has lost its glow somewhat, now that we know that tens of thousands of our Gulf service people have become sick from a debilitating and sometimes deadly syndrome. According to H. Lindsey Arison III, aide to the undersecretary of the U.S. Air Force, there are now 50,000 veterans suffering from Gulf War syndrome, inc1uding about 11,000 on active duty.!