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posted on Oct, 24 2008 @ 06:51 AM
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U.S. Army delays, alters medical studies under a


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Since 2006 U.S. Army censors have scrutinized hundreds of medical studies,
scientific posters, abstracts and Powerpoint presentations authored by doctors and
scientists at Walter Reed and other Army medical research centers—part of a little-
known prepublication review process called "Actionable Medical Information Review."

More than 300 scientific documents have been reviewed by Army censors to date.
Fewer than half of them have been cleared for public disclosure in their original form.
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posted on Oct, 24 2008 @ 06:51 AM
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This is a concern for all of those that have served as part of this 'war on terror' and for that matter in any military service.

The program is intended to deny Iraqi and Afghan insurgents sensitive data such as combat injury and death rates. But dozens of studies reviewed under the program did
not involve research directly related to combat operations. Instead, they described controversial topics like the effects of war on soldiers' children, hospital-acquired infections, post-deployment adjustment issues, refugees, suicide, alcoholism,
vaccines, cancer among veterans and problems with military health care databases.

An Army epidemiologist has been threatened with disciplinary action for allegedly violating the policy after sending a letter to Stars & Stripes lamenting the Pentagon's inadequate resources for tracking and studying diseases—as Congress requires.

I have been in two minds about the 'gulf war syndrome' but this makes me more inclined to think there is more to it.

October 21, 2008—Army censors operating at a public relations office in Falls Church, VA, and elsewhere in the U.S. and Europe have quietly reviewed, altered and in several cases blocked publication of medical studies authored by Army doctors and researchers, an investigation by iNewswire has found. The "Actionable Medical Information" (AMI) review policy was first established with an Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) memo dated December 2, 2005, and renewed in 2006.

What is there to hide? Why alter or censor medical records?

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