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Suggested Citation:"APPENDIX E." Institute of Medicine. 1997. Adequacy of the Comprehensive Clinical Evaluation Program: Nerve Agents. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/5725.
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Appendix E Persian Gulf War-Related Events: Timeline

Date

 

 

Significant Event

1990

August

2

Iraq invades Kuwait

1990

August

8

U.S. Air Force arrives in Saudi Arabia

1990

August

9

U.S. ground forces arrive in Saudi Arabia

1990

November

29

UN Security Council authorizes use of force to eject Iraq from Kuwait

1991

January

12

Congress authorizes use of force to eject Iraq from Kuwait

1991

January

16

Operation Desert Storm commences as U.S. warplanes attack military targets in Iraq and Kuwait

1991

January

17

First hostile fire

1991

January

20

First oil well fires started in Kuwait

1991

January

27

Coalition forces declare air supremacy

1991

February

19

Majority of oil well fires ignited

1991

February

24

Ground war begins

1991

February

25

SCUD attack in Dhahran killing U.S. troops

1991

February

28

Cease-fire takes effect and offensive operations end

1991

March

10

U.S. troops destroy munitions dump at Khamisiyah

1991

June

13

Last U.S. ground troops return to the United States

1992

August

 

Expert Panel on Petroleum Toxicity established

1993

July

 

Office of Technology Assessment Workshop on Persian Gulf Health held

1993

October

 

Start of IOM Committee to Review the Health Consequences of Service During the Persian Gulf War

1993

December

 

Defense Science Board established

1994

January

 

Persian Gulf Veterans Coordinating Board established

1994

April

 

National Institutes of Health Technology Assessment Workshop Panel held

1994

May

 

Independent Council Harrison Spencer (dean, Tulane University School of Public Health) appointed

1994

June

 

IOM Committee to Review DoD's Comprehensive Clinical Evaluation Program established

1994

December

2

IOM Committee on the Comprehensive Clinical Evaluation Program's first report submitted to DoD

1995

March

 

Senior-Level Oversight Panel, Persian Gulf Investigation Team, and Declassification Program established

1995

March

 

Task Force on Analysis and Declassification of Intelligence Records established

1995

May

26

Presidential Advisory Committee of Gulf War Veteran's Illnesses established

1995

August

7

IOM Committee on the Comprehensive Clinical Evaluation Program's second report submitted to DoD

Suggested Citation:"APPENDIX E." Institute of Medicine. 1997. Adequacy of the Comprehensive Clinical Evaluation Program: Nerve Agents. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/5725.
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Date

 

 

Significant Event

1996

January

 

IOM Committee on the Comprehensive Clinical Evaluation Program's final report submitted to DoD

1996

March

 

DoD releases report, "The Possible Role of Vaccine Adjuvants in Persian Gulf War Veterans Illness"

1996

March

11

Congressional hearings held on "Status of Efforts to Identify Persian Gulf War Syndrome Part I"

1996

March

28

Congressional hearings held on "Status of Efforts to Identify Persian Gulf War Syndrome Part II"

1996

June

21

DoD announces that suspected chemical weapons might have been at the Khamisiyah Ammunition Storage Depot (300–400 U.S. troop potentially exposed to nerve agents)

1996

June

25

Congressional hearings held on "Status of Efforts to Identify Persian Gulf War Syndrome Part III"

1996

August

2

CIA releases report on Intelligence Related to Gulf War Illness

1996

August

4

DoD releases report on "Coalition Chemical Detectons and Health of Coalition Troops in Dectection Area"

1996

August

8

DoD releases "Report on Possible Effects of Oganophosphate 'Low-Level' Nerve Agent Exposure"

1996

September

4

DoD releases CCEP Database for Independent Scientific Investigation

1996

September

19

Congressional hearings held on "Status of Efforts to Identify Persian Gulf War Syndrome Part IV"

1996

September

19

DoD revises estimate of number of troops potentially exposed to nerve agents to 5,000

1996

October

2

DoD revises estimate of number of troops potentially exposed to nerve agents to 15,000

1996

October

22

DoD revises estimate of number of troops potentially exposed to nerve agents to 21,000

1996

November

 

Special Assistant to Gulf War Veterans Illnesses appointed

1996

November

 

Special Assistant to the President for Gulf War Veterans Illnesses appointed

1996

December

 

Second IOM Committee to Review DoD's Comprehensive Clinical Evaluation Program established

1996

December

10

Congressional Hearings held on "Status of Efforts to Identify Persian Gulf War Syndrome Part V"

1996

December

31

Presidential Advisory Committee submits its final report

1997

January

9

Senate hearings held on "Persian Gulf War Illnesses"

1997

January

21

Congressional hearings held on "Status of Efforts to Identify Persian Gulf War Syndrome Part VI"

Suggested Citation:"APPENDIX E." Institute of Medicine. 1997. Adequacy of the Comprehensive Clinical Evaluation Program: Nerve Agents. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/5725.
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