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FREDERICK, Md. - Fort Detrick officials now admit the Army base sprayed Agent Orange in an area where people say they are dying of cancer. The admission caps years of speculation.
The information was quietly released Wednesday night and it is a total reversal from what Fort Detrick officials have previously said.
For nearly 30 years, Fort Detrick admits it sprayed Agent Orange in areas lined by Rosemont Avenue, Clover Hill and Lake Coventry Drive in Frederick.
Originally posted by soficrow
reply to post by schrodingers dog
Does this mean we're entering a new age of transparency? Or does it mean something worse is being over-shadowed?
S&F - thanks.
Originally posted by schrodingers dog
The armed forces (not just of the US) have history of covertly testing chemicals both on their own forces and on the population at large.
There have been other lawsuits since that time. In March of 2009, a key legal question was settled in the United States when the U.S. Supreme Court let stand unanimous lower court rulings disallowing recovery from lawsuits on the Agent Orange issue. The Supreme Court agreed that the companies were not responsible for the implications of military use of Agent Orange in Vietnam, because the manufacturers were government contractors, carrying out the instructions of government.