Letter from Vietnam War Widow to Senator Jim Webb
As a Vietnam Veteran, Webb is Against Legislation to Help other Veterans Suffering from Agent Orange Contamination
During a five year period in the Vietnam War, between 1965 and 1970, approximately 12,000,000 US gallons (45,000,000 l; 10,000,000 imp gal) of Agent Orange were sprayed in Vietnam, eastern Laos and parts of Cambodia. It has caused generations of horrible birth defects and it has claimed endless tens of thousands of lives. This practice allowed the US military to defoliate the jungles Vietnam, removing plants and other vegetation that allowed Communist fighters to conceal their locations, depriving guerrillas of food and cover, and destroying the ability of peasants to support themselves in the countryside.
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