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More Than 600 Reported Chemical Exposure In Iraq, Pentagon Acknowledges

US Army soldiers from 2-8 Infantry, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division wearing their full chemical protection suits walk insi
US Army soldiers from 2-8 Infantry, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division wearing their full chemical protection suits walk inside the courtyard of an industrial complex they secured which they thought was a possible site for weapons of mass destruction in the central Iraqi town of Baquba 01 May 2003. The building was secured without any incidents and no WMD were found. The building was used as a bread factory. AFP PHOTO/

More than 600 American service members since 2003 have reported to military medical staff members that they believe they were exposed to chemical warfare agents in Iraq, but the Pentagon failed to recognize the scope of the reported cases or offer adequate tracking and treatment to those who may have been injured, defense officials say.

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