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Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: Timeline of Relevant Events." Institute of Medicine. 1995. Health Consequences of Service During the Persian Gulf War: Initial Findings and Recommendations for Immediate Action. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/4904.
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Timeline of Relevant Events

 

1990

August 2

Saddam Hussein invades Kuwait

August 7

Troops begin deployment in Operation Desert Shield

November 8

200,000 troops deployed to join those already in SWA

November 29

UN Resolution 678 authorizing member states to use "all necessary means" to get Iraq out of Kuwait

 

1991

January 12

House Joint Resolution 77 authorizes President Bush to use armed force to implement UN Resolution 678

January 14

Resolution signed by President Bush as PL 102-1

January 16

Coalition air forces begin attack of Iraq in Operation Desert Storm

January 20

Iraqis start oil well fires

February 24

Ground war begins

February 28

Persian Gulf War ends

April 3

Interagency Interim Report: Kuwait Oil Fires

June 13

Last troops in ground war return to United States

December 5

PL 102-190 "National Defense Authorization Act" is passed, mandating that DoD create a registry of forces exposed to fumes of burning oil

Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: Timeline of Relevant Events." Institute of Medicine. 1995. Health Consequences of Service During the Persian Gulf War: Initial Findings and Recommendations for Immediate Action. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/4904.
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1992

April

123rd Army Reserve in Indiana reports illness with unexplained signs and symptoms, investigated by researchers at WRAIR

June 15

Findings of WRAIR investigation released, with no common exposures found among reserves to account for signs and symptoms reported

November 4

PL 102-585 passed, mandating creation of VA Persian Gulf Health Registry, modification of PL 102-190 to include all troops in SWA, asking for NAS review, and OTA review

 

1993

May 7

VA Blue Ribbon Panel meeting to discuss "mystery illness"

June 9

Hearing of House Committee on Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation on Health Care Issues of Persian Gulf Veterans

July 29

OTA workshop on Persian Gulf Veterans Health

August 31

President Clinton designated VA to be lead agency for all federally funded Persian Gulf research

October 1

Funding for NAS/IOM review is available

October 16

VA formally chartered the Persian Gulf Expert Scientific Committee (formerly the VA Blue Ribbon Panel)

November 9

Hearing of House Committee on Veterans Affairs on Health Concerns of Persian Gulf Veterans

November 16

Hearing of House Committee on Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation on Health Concerns of Persian Gulf Veterans

November 16

Hearing of Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs on Health Concerns of Persian Gulf Veterans

November 23

Persian Gulf Interagency Coordinating Committee meeting

December 10

As requested by Undersecretary John Deutch, the Defense Science Board Task Force on Chemical Weapons was formed

December 20

Persian Gulf Research Coordinating Council meeting

December 21–22

DSB Task Force on Chemical Weapons meeting

December 21

DSB charter expanded to include Gulf War health effects

Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: Timeline of Relevant Events." Institute of Medicine. 1995. Health Consequences of Service During the Persian Gulf War: Initial Findings and Recommendations for Immediate Action. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/4904.
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1994

January 10–11

DSB Task Force CBW Panel meeting

January 20–21

IOM Committee meeting

January 21

The formation of the Persian Gulf Veterans Coordinating Board is announced

January 21

Hearing of House Committee on Veterans Affairs, Meridian, Mississippi

January 27–28

DSB Task Force Medical Panel meeting

February 1

Hearing of House Committee on Veterans Affairs on Health Concerns of Persian Gulf Veterans

February 7–8

DSB Task Force CBW Panel meeting

February 22–23

VA Expert Scientific Panel meeting

February 24–25

DSB Task Force Medical Panel meeting

February 28–March 1

IOM Committee meeting and Public Hearing

March 24–25

DSB Task Force meeting

April 20–21

IOM Committee meeting

April 27–29

NIH Technology Workshop: The Persian Gulf Experience and Health

April 29

VA Expert Scientific Panel meeting

May 6

Hearing of Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs: "Is Military Research Hazardous to Veterans' Health?"

May 25

Hearing of Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs on Chemical and Biological Warfare

June 9

Hearing of House Committee on Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Compensation, Pension and Insurance on compensation for Persian Gulf "mystery illness" (H.R. 4386)

June 23

DSB Task Force report released

July 14–16

IOM Committee meeting

July 28–29

VA Expert Scientific Panel meeting

August 5

Hearing of Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs on Reproductive Hazards Associated with Military Service

August 30–September 1

IOM Committee meeting

September 29

Hearing of Senate Armed Services Committee/Force Requirements and Personnel Subcommittee on DoD Response to Persian Gulf Illness

Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: Timeline of Relevant Events." Institute of Medicine. 1995. Health Consequences of Service During the Persian Gulf War: Initial Findings and Recommendations for Immediate Action. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/4904.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: Timeline of Relevant Events." Institute of Medicine. 1995. Health Consequences of Service During the Persian Gulf War: Initial Findings and Recommendations for Immediate Action. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/4904.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: Timeline of Relevant Events." Institute of Medicine. 1995. Health Consequences of Service During the Persian Gulf War: Initial Findings and Recommendations for Immediate Action. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/4904.
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This initial volume in an ongoing study of the potential health consequences of service during the Persian Gulf War responds to a request from Congress to determine whether actions taken to evaluate health effects have been appropriate. It reflects the committee's examination of health outcomes and related research efforts, women's health and reproductive health issues, infrastructure and procedures for data collection, health services influences, the role of psychiatric diagnosis, and a review of the activities of boards and coordinating groups, as well as how issues stemming from involvement in the Persian Gulf might be relevant for possible future conflicts. While the committee continues its full-length study of the problem, the recommendations in this volume are for actions it feels should be taken immediately.

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