Gulf War Syndrome

Many Gulf War veterans have experienced different illnesses when returning home from their mission. The changed economic situation is one of the biggest issues as many vets can’t find work. Luckily the internet has dozens of opportunities to earn money – some vets started blogs where their write down their memories from the war, others trade using Orion Code.

  • NEWS
  • Major web sites
  • Reports and background info
  • Medical research and government reports
  • Gulf vet organizations
  • On-line discussion for Gulf vets
  • Various links 


August 7: Article links secret vaccine experiments to Gulf vets
June 15: Government study links chemicals to Gulf vets

News links:

Yahoo News on Gulf War Illness
Reuters news reports
Desert Storm Mom news updates
New York Times — Gulf War Illness Index and current summaries
(first-time visitors to New York Times must set a password)
Other news articles

Major web sites

  • Gulf War Veterans Resources page (and see their Self-Help Guide)
  • Chronic-Ill-net: Persian Gulf War Syndrome
  • Desert Storm Mom’s Vet Center
  • Gulf links: One Two Three

Reports and background info

  • McAlvaney Report (August 1996)
  • PBS Frontline: Debating Gulf War Syndrome January 1997 (and bibliography with web links, also an update page)
  • New York Times — Gulf War Illness Index — regularly updated
    (first-time visitors to New York Times must set a password)
  • Washington Post — Gulf War Special Report March 1997
  • U.S. Dept. of Defense Health Affairs — “Unexplained Illnesses Among Desert Storm Veterans: A Search for Causes, Treatment and Cooperation” — regularly updated
  • FAQs (answers to frequently asked questions):
    • Desert Storm Veterans of North Carolina
    • U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs
    • U.S. Dept. of Defense

Medical research and government reports

  • NIH Technology Assessment Workshop: The Persian Gulf Experience and Health April 1994
  • Lederberg report: Report of the Defense Science Board Task Force on Persian Gulf War Health Effects June 1994
  • Presidential Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses December 1996
  • Congressman Shays’ Oversight Committee
    • Committee background report
    • Testimony page 1
    • Testimony page 2
  • Institute for Molecular Medicine, featuring papers by Dr. Garth Nicolson
  • JAMA reports published on Jan. 15, 1997
    • JAMA news release, and abstracts
    • JAMA Editorial, full text: Illness in Gulf War Veterans
    • Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
    • CNN news report: Study says Gulf War illnesses caused by toxins
  • CDC Info
    • Persian Gulf War Study Fact Sheet – January 3, 1997
    • CDC papers
  • D.O.D. Health Affairs — numerous documents
  • GAO review of government efforts, report of June 23, 1997
    • Testimony about report, Shays Committee 97/06/24    [ summary ]
    • Full text of report    [ summary]

Government resources

  • GulfLINK: Pentagon’s Gulf War Illnesses Home Page
    (see also the Missing Gulf Link Files)
  • U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs — resources on Gulf War Illnesses
    • Illness FAQ (answers to frequently asked questions)
    • Persian Gulf Review newsletter    Back issues
    • Persian Gulf Expert Scientific Committee
      • Description
      • Mission statement
      • June ’97 meeting announcement
  • Gulf War Health Center, based at Walter Reed Army Medical Center
  • Persian Gulf Veterans Coordinating Board

Gulf vet organizations

  • Contact Directories (phone numbers, addresses)
    • from Desert Storm Justice Foundation
    • from Desert Storm Mom
  • National Gulf War Resource Center, Inc.
  • Desert Storm Justice Foundation
  • American Veterans’ Justice Foundation
  • International Advocacy for Gulf War Syndrome
  • Operation Rolling Thunder: Itenary/Agenda
  • Regional groups:
    • Northwest (U.S.A.)
    • Washington (state)
    • Virginia
    • The Carolinas
    • North Carolina
    • Arkansas
    • Georgia
    • Wisconsin
    • U.K.
    • Denmark
    • Euro Gulfweb

On-line discussion for Gulf vets

  • To get on the e-mail list, send a message which says “subscribe gwvm” (without the quotes) to address
  • Archive of messages

Various links

  • Chris Kornkven’s Resource Links
  • Unexplained Illnesses Among Desert Storm Veterans
  • International Gulf War Illness Coalition Vet Files:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
  • Mike Hensen’s GWS page
  • AVJF: Comprehensive Collection concerning Gulf War Issues and Articles
  • The Cover-Up of Gulf War Syndrome — A Question of National Integrity, by H. Lindsey Arison III
  • Gulf War Syndrome, Biological Warfare Conducted on U.S. Military Members, and Corporate Bio-Genocide Levied on the Planetary Population: A Lecture By Captain Joyce Riley in Houston, Texas on Jan 15, 1996
  • GULF WAR SYNDROME COVERED-UP: Chemical and Biological Agents Exposed, by Dennis Bernstein
  • Report on CNN October 7, 1996
  • Australian site
  • Doxycycline Treatment and Desert Storm; Alternative Antibiotics to Mycoplasmae. JAMA – February 22, 1995–Vol. 273:618-619.
  • Cover-Up or a Research Oversight?”
  • When Science and Politics Collide: Independent Science Suggests That Persian Gulf War Veterans May be Suffering From a Service-Induced Immune System Imbalance Syndrome, by James J Tuite III
  • Shays Committee Release
  • Chronic Illnet: Release 11
  • ChronicIllnet home page
  • Arison’s Key Links for Additional Research
  • The All Seeing Eye
  • Index of /News/GULFWAR/
  • Yahoo! – Current Events: CIA Admits Gulf War Error
  • U.K. Gulf War Syndrome
  • Desert Storm Page