Gulf War Illness Controversy [VIDEO]

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Is Pentagon funding being deliberately cut from an independent group investigating Gulf War Illness?

FOX’s Jennifer Griffin reports from the Pentagon:

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Veterans advocates accuse the Secretary of the V.A. Eric Shinsheki of retaliating against an independent group tasked with investigating Gulf War Illness; A multi-symptom condition veterans say stems from exposure during the first Gulf War to toxic chemicals in Iraq including: burn pits, oil fires and anti-nerve agent pills provided by the military. Last month, Shinsheki signed a directive that will slash the group’s budget and limit the board’s independence from the V.A. A move veterans advocates say is designed to sweep Gulf War Illness under the rug. The Department of Veterans Affairs issued a statement strongly denying any wrongdoing and says it has recognized nine new diseases associated with Gulf War Illness since 2010.

At the Pentagon, Jennifer Griffin, FOX News Radio.

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