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Report Adds to Confusion over Gulf War Syndrome

A report ordered by the Veterans Affairs Department concludes an alarming number of U.S. soldiers suffered neurological damage from chemicals encountered in the 1991 Gulf War. But some experts say there's still not enough evidence to conclude that nerve gases, pesticides and other chemicals caused long-term illnesses in veterans. NPR's David Kestenbaum reports

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David Kestenbaum is a correspondent for NPR, covering science, energy issues and, most recently, the global economy for NPR's multimedia project Planet Money. David has been a science correspondent for NPR since 1999. He came to journalism the usual way — by getting a Ph.D. in physics first.