For decades, the U.S. has poisoned service members with toxic chemicals. Lotions. Pills. Testing. Burn pits. And then there’s the enemy’s chemical weapons.
About Kelly Kennedy
Kelly Kennedy is an award-winning journalist and author of They Fought for Each Other: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Hardest Hit Unit in Iraq. Kelly served in Iraq, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Storm in 1991; and then in Mogadishu, Somalia, in 1992 and 1993. She is the only American woman to have both served in combat in the U.S. military and covered U.S. combat as a civilian. She donated her left kidney to a dear friend's father in 2016. Her website is KellyKennedy.net
An overhaul of the Army, Air Force, and Navy’s medical services doesn’t appear to be going to plan, with 10 kidney transplant recipients left in the lurch.
For female service members, putting off children and career advancement are linked. Yet, research shows that military women are at a higher risk of infertility. What is the Defense Department doing about this dilemma?
Burn pits have been poisoning soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan for the last 11 years. But Veterans Affairs seems reluctant to do anything about it.