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970409_cia_95630_95630_01.txt
SUBJECT: SUBJ: CIA BRIEFING TO NSC ON STUDY OF POTENTIAL EXPOSURES, 26 JANUARY 1991
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.
26 JAN 96
ONGOING CIA STUDY OF
POTENTIAL FOR EXPOSURE TO CBR
AGENTS DURING THE
PERSIAN GULF WAR
CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
WHY STUDY CBR EXPOSURE?
RESPONSE TO ALTERNATIVE VIEWS OF 2 CIA
EMPLOYEES
CONTINUING EFFORT TO PROVIDE INDEPENDENT,
COMPREHENSIVE, DEFENSIBLE REVIEW OF
INTELLIGENCE TO SUPPORT USG EFFORTS BY:
-  REVIEWING NEW INTELLIGENCE AND
SUPPORTIVE INFORMATION
- REVISITING CIA ASSESSMENTS
STUDY INCLUDES
INFORMATION SURFACED BY CIA'S SPECIAL
SEARCH AND DECLASSIFICATION EFFORT.
LATEST UNSCOM INFO
REEVALUATION OF FALLOUT MODELS.
STUDY INCLUDES (CONT):
NON-CLASSICAL AGENTS OR USE
INTEL ON GULF WAR HAZARDS
INTELLIGENCE ON NON-US ILLNESSES
IRAQI CW INTENT
STUDY USES FOR POINTING
PURPOSES:
VETERAN MEDICAL DATA
DOD OPERATIONAL LOGS
VETERAN TESTIMONIALS
BUT, NO COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OR INVESTIGATION.
INTERIM REPORT OUTLINE
PAPER WILL COVER MAIN ASSESSMENTS ON USE,
LOCATION, INTENT, FALLOUT, NOVEL AGENTS.
EXTENSIVE COVERAGE IN APPENDICES OF CBR
PROGRAMS, MUNITIONS LOCATION, INTEL REPORT
CREDIBILITY, AND SCUD PROPELLANTS.
IF SIGNIFICANTLY DECLASSIFIED WILL AID IN
RESOLVING SOME PUBLIC CONCERNS.
PREVIOUS ASSESSMENTS
NO CONCLUSIVE
EVIDENCE OF EXPOSURE
CHEMICAL WEAPONS IN
KTO PRIOR TO AIR WAR
BUT REMOVED   
FALLOUT INCAPABLE OF
REACHING TROOPS
CZECH DETECTIONS
ENIGMATIC
JAN 96 ASSESSMENTS
NO CONCLUSIVE
EVIDENCE OF EXPOSURE
NEW INTEL SOURCES: ADD'L HUMINT, 
UNSCOM INFO
CHEMICAL WEAPONS IN 
KTO BUT PULLED TO
ABOUT 31N BY AIR WAR
NEW INTEL SOURCES: ADD'L HUMINT,
UNSCOM INFO
FALLOUT INCAPABLE OF
REACHING TROOPS
NEW INTEL SOURCES: ADD'L MODELING USING
     WEATHER FRONTS
CZECH DETECTIONS
ENIGMATIC
NEW INTEL SOURCES: ADD'! MODELING USING
     WEATHER FRONTS
SOME ISSUES
POSSIBILITY OF EXPOSURE DUE TO EOD
KUWAIT GIRL' S SCHOOL TANK
RESIDUAL RFNA IN SCUDS
NOVEL AGENTS
CHEMICAL MUNITIONS
IDENTIFICATION
UNSCOM EXPERIENCE AND HUMINT INDICATE
LACK OF CHEMICAL WEAPON MARKINGS.
IRAQ TOLD UNSCOM INSPECTORS THAT US
EOD PERSONNEL DESTROYED GB ROCKETS AT
TALL AL LAHM IN KTO.
POSSIBILITY OF LOCALIZED EXPOSURE HAZARD
FROM SUCH DESTRUCTION.
KUWAIT GIRL'S SCHOOL TANK
FOCAL POINT OF CBW EXPOSURE ADVOCATES
WE BELIEVE THAT TANK CONTAINED RFNA
SAMPLING COULD FURTHER CLARIFY ISSUE
EXPOSURE TO SCUD PROPELLANT
STRONG CORRELATION FOUND BETWEEN
TESTIMONIES OF SOME VETERANS ON SCUDS AND
KNOWN AL HUSAYN EVENTS.
IMMEDIATE VETERAN SYMPTOMS MATCH
TEXTBOOK CHARACTERISTICS OF RFNA EXPOSURE.
DOD IS INVESTIGATING FURTHER.
NOVEL CBR AGENTS
EXCEPT PCP, CW INFO COVERS CLASSIC AGENTS
BW RESEARCH INCLUDED SEVERAL NOVEL AGENTS
RADIOLOGICAL WORK RESEARCH ONLY
NO INFO ON EFFORT TO PRODUCE ILLNESSES
CONSISTENT WITH THOSE OF GW VETERANS
CONTINUING INFORMATION FLOW AND IRAQ'S
STORY INCOMPLETE
STUDY PLANS
INTERIM REPORT DUE OUT EARLY SPRING.
FINAL CONCLUSIONS DEFERRED PENDING
COMPLETION OF SEARCHES, COLLECTION, AND
ANALYSIS.
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