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Subject: SUBJ: INTERNAL MEMORANDUM DESCRIBING UNCERTAINTIES ABOUT 
TALL AL LAHM, 6 SEPTEMBER 1995
Not Finally Evaluated Intelligence
TO FACILITATE ELECTRONIC ACCESS, THIS DOCUMENT HAS BEEN
REFORMATTED TO ELIMINATE INFORMATION THAT DOES NOT PERTAIN
TO GULF WAR ILLNESS ISSUES OR THAT IS CLASSIFIED. A COPY OF
THIS REDACTED DOCUMENT, IN ORIGINAL FORMAT, IS AVAILABLE ON
REQUEST.
NOTE FOR:
FROM:
DATE: 09-06-95 10 29.50 AM
SUBJECT: GULF WAR SYNDROME
TO ACHIEVE ANY MEANINGFUL RESULTS ON THE FALLOUT HAZARD ISSUE, WE 
NEED TO SETTLE THE NASLRIYAH/TALL AL LAHM ISSUE THE UN-FOUND PARTIALLY 
DESTROYED GB MUNITIONS THERE; THESE POSED THE ONLY POTENTIAL (REALISTIC) 
FALLOUT THREAT TO COALITION FORCES THE KEY, THEREFORE, IS IN DETERMINING 
WHEN AND HOW THESE MUNITIONS WERE DESTROYED AND WHERE COALITION 
TROOPS WERE AT THE TIME THERE ARE A COUPLE OF COMPLICATING ISSUES, THOUGH:
          ANALYSIS COULD IDENTIFY (AT LEAST APPROXIMATELY) WHEN STORAGE 
BUILDINGS WERE DESTROYED HOWEVER, WE DON'T KNOW THE EXACT LOCATIONS 
OF THE DAMAGED MUNITIONS. THE UN INSPECTION TEAM THAT WENT THERE EXPECTED 
TO BE TAKEN TO A DIFFERENT SITE AND DIDN'T HAVE LINE DRAWINGS AVAILABLE 
WAS ON THAT TEAM BUT WAS IN THE GROUP THAT WENT TO INSPECT THE UNDAMAGED 
MUSTARD MUNITIONS. RECORD OF ANY BOMBINGS AT THE PLANT WOULD BE A USEFUL 
START IF ALL ATTACKS THERE TOOK PLACE ON THE SAME DAY, FOR EXAMPLE, WE COULD 
NARROW DOWN THE TIMEFRAME FOR POTENTIAL AGENT RELEASE
          COULD HELP BY PROVIDING RECORDS OF WHEN AIR ATTACKS ON THIS FACILITY 
OCCURRED AND LETTING US KNOW WHAT HAPPENED WHILE COALITION FORCES OCCUPIED 
THAT AREA AT THE END OF THE   WAR. THE UNSCOM TEAM THOUGHT THAT DAMAGE AT 
THE CW STORAGE AREA LOOKED LIKE DEMOLITION WORK. IF TRUE, THE BIG QUESTION IS,
WHO DID IT--THE COALITION OR THE IRAQIS? I'D LIKE TO KNOW WHAT OUR TROOPS SAW  
AND/OR DID IN THE SHORT TIME THEY WERE IN THE AREA.
I DON'T THINK IT WOULD BE TOO DIFFICULT TO REQUEST 
        COULD GIVE US A REASONABLE ANSWER I'M NOT AS SURE ABOUT TASKING
     FOR INFO BUT I'II LET YOU WORRY ABOUT THAT.
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