Something discovered by another veteran that posted it on a different veterans site.
This is a Must for your evidence pile----
This VA document written in 1990 gives solid support to the thoughts of many veterans that AO and the other herbicides were likely used in other parts of Thailand military bases at least some of the time... not just along and near the perimeters.
The document says, among other things,that back in the 60s the DOD (Department of Defense) didnít consider those herbicides to be toxic or otherwise harmful although scientists were raising red flags. That matches up with what the U.S Army 1971 Field Manual "Tactical Employment Of Herbicides" and U.S Army 1969 tech report "Herbicides In SouthEast Asia" says about AO and other herbicides toxicity. That application manual and tech document clearly says in it that AO and the other
herbicides are not toxic to man and wildlife. They (DOD) didn't consider the stuff toxic. That increases the likelihood that it was used in other areas besides the perimeter.
Those Army documents were used by many or all people doing the spraying and guided many or all the people that authorized spraying on base and those that supervised spraying activities. If AO and the other herbicides weren't considered toxic by DOD, and worked good in quickly killing vegetation ,then why not use it in other areas
besides the perimeter areas if they had it available. It doesnít hurt people and it works good. Use it.
The new document also contains several other good pieces of information.
Instead of helping vets a lot of the content is all about trying not to have to take responsibility.
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