About 161,000 Gulf War veterans are receiving disability payments from the U.S. government. About 209,000 have filed VA claims.
Tens of thousands came down with Gulf War Syndrome, a debilitating series of ailments that can include chronic fatigue, skin rashes, muscle joint pain, memory loss and brain damage.
Since so many U.S. soldiers were sickened in Iraq, U.S. casualties were nearly as high as those claimed by Iraq. Baghdad put its losses at 75,000 to 100,000 soldiers killed in action and 35,000 to 45,000 civilians killed by allied bombing. U.S. officials estimated 100,000 Iraqi soldiers killed and 300,000 wounded, and 2,500 to 3,000 Iraqi civilians killed by bombing.
Gulf War veterans suing companies for chemical exports: