Presidential Advisory Committee Issues Final Report

The Presidential Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses issued its final report on January 7 to President Clinton. At the DoD News Briefing the same day, Dr. John White, the Deputy Secretary of Defense, expressed the Department's appreciation for the many useful and helpful recommendations developed by the Committee. At the same time, Dr. White, Dr. Stephen Joseph, the Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs, and Dr. Bernard Rostker, the Special Assistant for Gulf War Illnesses, presented an update on the activities and initiatives of the Department of Defense. These are summarized in a DoD Fact Sheet that was provided as a handout at the News Briefing.

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