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Some veterans are now claiming our government is gutting out come out committee investigating gulf war illness.
They claim it's -- back after a scientist accused the veterans affairs department of trying to avoid paying benefits the VA denies that.
Researchers say the cause of gulf war illness include.
Toxic chemicals from oil fires and anti nerve gas -- the troops took during the 1991 war.
Symptoms or chronic fatigue joint pain rashes memory loss.
Jennifer Griffin's -- -- from the Pentagon tonight Jan.
Separate last month VA secretary.
-- -- signed a directive that will slash the budget of an independent board.
It was making recommendations about gulf war illness.
And limit the board's independence from the VA a move veterans' advocates say is designed to -- gulf war illness under the rug.
Veterans -- -- -- was angered by 2012 vote of no confidence by the research advisory committee.
On gulf war illness.
The secretary were confronted would the these recommendations on our part the BB investigated.
They have opted to shoot the messenger.
I'm very troubled.
The changes should that are purported to have been made.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has strongly denied any wrong -- arguing since -- he has recognize nine new diseases.
Associated with gulf war illness since 2010.
Quote funding for gulf war research has increased from five point six million dollars in 2011 to six point seven million dollars in 2012.
To an estimated seven point three million dollars in 2013.
But a former VA research doctor turned whistle blower.
Told congress in March the VA was manipulating scientific evidence in order to keep from honoring claims -- and enjoy.
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