Defense Department, CIA Ordered To Notify Volunteers Of Weapons Tests Health Risks

OAKLAND, Calif. - The judge presiding over the certified class action pursued in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on behalf of some 100,000 veterans exposed to biological and chemical agents during experiments conducted by the U.S. Department of Defense, Army and Central Intelligence Agency since World War I filed notice Oct. 11 of an intended order, injunction and judgment ordering the Army to warn the individuals who were test subjects while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces of the risks resulting from exposure to chemical and biological agents; the defendants will be granted judgment on the claims that the departments of Defense and Army, rather than the Department of Veterans Affairs, are liable for providing the veterans with medical care (Vietnam Veterans of America, et al. v. Central Intelligence Agency, et al., No. 09-37, N.D. Calif.).

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