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Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses for 2002

From the Introduction to the 2002 Gulf War Report

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The Secretary of Veterans Affairs is required by Section 707 of Public Law 102-585 as amended by Section 104 of Public Law 105-368, to submit to the Senate and House Veterans' Affairs Committees an annual report on the results, status, and priorities of research activities related to the health consequences of military service in the Gulf War. The Research Subcommittee of the interagency Deployment Health Working Group (DHWG) prepared this 2002 Annual Report to Congress, which is the ninth report on research and research activities. (PGVCB, 1995a; 1996a; 1997; 1998a; 1999a; 2001; MVHCB, 2001a; 2002; DHWG, 2003) The DHWG tracks all Federally-funded research projects related to Gulf War veterans' illnesses.

This Annual Report is divided into five sections. Section I is an introduction. Section II highlights and summarizes research progress since the last Annual Report. Section III is an analysis of the Federal Government's portfolio of research on Gulf War veterans' illnesses. Section IV highlights significant new research projects and initiatives since the last Annual Report. Section V discusses priorities established for future research in 1995, 1996, and 1998, and highlights the progress made to date.

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