Agent Orange legal case dismissed

news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/americas/4336941.stm BBC News: 2005/03/10 A US federal court in New York has dismissed a legal action brought by Vietnamese plaintiffs over the use of Agent Orange during the Vietnam War. The plaintiffs had sought compensation from the firms that manufactured…

100,000 Iraqi civilians dead, says study

www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1338749,00.html Sarah Boseley, health editor Friday October 29, 2004 The Guardian About 100,000 Iraqi civilians – half of them women and children – have died in Iraq since the invasion, mostly as a result of airstrikes by coalition forces, according…

The war’s littlest victim

He was exposed to depleted uranium. His daughter may be paying the price. Guardsman Gerard Darren Matthew, sent home from Iraq with mysterious illnesses, holds baby daughter, Victoria, who has deformed hand. He has tested positive for uranium contamination. In…

Vieques out, N.C. in?

By BILL SANDIFER, Staff Writer Eastern North Carolina has long played host to — and generally welcomed — all manner of military bases and operations. As a result, the state boasts the third-largest military presence in the nation, according to…

Army exercises could harm environment

news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=13611 Jul 31 2004 Military training exercises at Shoalwater Bay on the central Queensland coast were likely to damage a sensitive environmental area, the Australian Democrats said. Democrats Senator John Cherry said the federal government had failed to answer serious…

Briton sues US giant over ‘uranium poison’

observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,6903,1258632,00.html Landmark court case could establish critical link for Gulf war veterans Antony Barnett, public affairs editor Sunday July 11, 2004 The Observer A former British defence worker has won legal aid to sue the giant US military corporation Honeywell…