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The Missing GulfLINK Files

On July 19, 1995 The Department of Defense posted numerous files in its GulfLINK Website. On November 3, 1995 Paul F. Wallner, Staff Director, Senior Level Oversight Panel, Persian Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses, wrote a memo ordering the flagging of "potential sensitive reports or documents on GulfLINK. . . .to begin preparation of a response on particular 'bombshell' reports."
To view this memo click here: View Wallner Memorandum

On February 8, 1996, DoD removed 308 files claiming that the files must undergo rigorous review for classified information despite their earlier electronic publication. Under pressure from veterans groups and the raised visibility of front page coverage in the New York Times, DoD returned 88 of these files to the website on August 30, 1996. The rest of the missing GulfLINK files remain hidden behind vague claims of national security.

ALL 308 of these files are republished on the Insignia Publishing website, and are mirrored here with their permission. The cryptic file names make it difficult for first time perusers to navigate the collection, however, partial document titles are provided to provide some relief. Those files returned to the DoD GulfLINK website are marked with an asterisk. Support the work of these folks -- call their toll-free telephone number: 1 800/606-BOOK (2665) and order Gassed in the Gulf: An Insider's View of the DoD-CIA Cover-up of Gulf War Syndrome by Patrick G. Eddington




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