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Hidden Casualties Environmental, Health and Political Consequences of the Persian Gulf War

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ISBN-10: 1556431635

ISBN-13: 9781556431630

Edition: 1994

Authors: Saul Bloom, John M. Miller, Philippa Winkler, Nancy Pelosi, James Warner

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This volume reveals the full extent of the 1991 Persian Gulf War's devastation (including oil spills seventy times larger than the Exxon Valdez disaster, how the West armed Iraq, the link between oil fires and the storms that devastated Bangladesh and China in 1991, and the impact on Iraqi, Kuwaiti, and Palestinian women and Desert Storm veterans) and how it has been deliberately played down and covered up in official accounts. arc/Arms Control Research Center is a public interest organization of scientists, economists, planners, and activists, based in San Francisco, California.
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication date: 3/31/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

About ARC/Arms Control Research Center
Acknowledgements
Foreword
Introduction
The Physical and Political Environment of the Gulf
Value of the Gulf Marine Environment
Terrestrial and Freshwater Ecology of the Gulf Region
Arab States, Arab Nationalism and the Gulf War: Interview with Professor Clovis Maksoud
Operation Desert Storm: Background Information
The Oil Spills
A Prewar Environmental Assessment
Possible Impacts of the Mina Al Ahmadi Spill
General Observations: Interview with Burr Heneman
Impacts on Bird Populations: Interview with Mike Evans
Sea Turtles: Interview with James Perran Ross
The Voyage of the Mount Mitchell: Interview with Sylvia A. Earle
The Oil Fires
Prewar Environmental and Health Assessments
Oil Fires, Air Pollution and Regional Health Effects: Interview with Haluk Ozkaynak
Testimony of the U.S. Interagency Study Group on the Kuwait Oil Fires
Problems Assessing Health Risks
Chronology of a Coverup
The Gag Order: Did the U.S. Government Hide Facts About the Fires?: Interview with Lara Hilder
International Response: Interview with Abdullah Toukan
The Downwind Impacts of the Oil Fires
Critiquing the Official U.S. Analysis: Interview with Adam Trombly
The Global Impacts of the Oil Fires: Six Questions
Desert Impacts
Desert Ecology: Interview with Tony Burgess
Depleted Uranium - Radioactive Residue in the Desert and the U.S.
Unexploded Ordnance (UXO)
Desert Update: Interview with Sylvia A. Earle
Human Ecology
Defense Department Critical of Bombing
Bombing Civilian Facilities
On the Road In Iraq - The First Field Trip
Waterborne Diseases and Agricultural Consequences
Environmental Assessments of Bombed Sites, and Field Notes
On the Road in Iraq - The Second Field Trip
The Continuing Impacts
Human Casualties
Censorship at the U.S. Census Bureau: Interview with Beth Osborne Daponte
Iraqi War Deaths
Child Mortality, Nutrition and Health Care
Psychological Impacts of the War on Iraqi Children
The Experience of Children in Kuwait: Occupation, War and Liberation
Palestinian Youth in Kuwait
Unheard Voices: Iraqi Women on War and Sanctions
The Iraqi Kurds
Scud Attacks Drive 4,000 From Israeli Homes
Aftermath of the Gulf Crisis: Refugees, Stateless People and Returned Migrants
The International Response to the Refugee Crisis
The "Gulf War Syndrome"
Destroying Iraq's Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Arsenal: Implications for Arms Control
What UNSCOM Found in Iraq - Part One: Interview with Jay C. Davis
Iraq's Quest for the Nuclear Grail: What Can We Learn?
Bombing Nuclear Reactors: Warfare Takes An Ominous Turn: Interview with Bennett Ramburg
Chemical and Biological Weapons
Saddam Hussein's Chemical Arsenal: Interview with Matthew Meselson
What UNSCOM Found in Iraq - Part Two: Interview with Bryan Barrass
Incineration: The Wisest Choice?
Nerve Gas Linked to Veterans' Illnesses
Arms Trade Policy And Legal Issues
The Arms Trade: Interview with Lora Lumpe
International Legal Issues - Part One: Interview with Professor Francis Boyle
International Legal Issues - Part Two: Interview with Karen Parker
Laws of War and the Environment: A Debate in the UN
Update on Sanctions
Resisting the War: Conscientious Objectors and the "Stop/Loss" Order: Interview with Sam Diener
In the Brig: Interview with Tahan Jones
Iraqgate Chronicles
Doing Business: The Arming of Iraq, 1974-1993: Chronology compiled by Daniel Robicheau and Saul Bloom
The Asian Connection
Appendix 1: International Law
United Nations General Assembly Resolution 44/224
Excerpts From International Agreements on War and the Environment
A New Geneva Convention?
United Nations Security Council Resolutions
Appendix 2: Additional Resources
Appendix 3: Further Reading
Appendix 4: Biographies
Appendix 5: Abbreviations and Glossary
Index