The New Ministry of Truth is a platform for veterans dealing with anger and frustration as a result of their time in the service to share their stories. We believe in the healing power of writing, and we want to make sure all veterans have an opportunity for their voices to be heard.
-Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-Maryland), 21 March 2011
“The escalation of violence between Iran and the United States makes the constitutional responsibility of Congress to decide whether to declare war more important than ever.”
-Senator Richard J. Durbin (D-Illinois), 7 January 2020
No One Left Behind: Combat Exposure to Iraqi Chemical Munitions During and After the Persian Gulf War
In the following essay, Marine Corps veteran Jeffrey Rath discusses his experiences – and exposure to Iraqi chemical weapons - as an intelligence officer during Desert Storm. In his writing, Mr. Rath shines light on the large number of Desert Storm veterans exposed to chemical weapons and the challenges they face in receiving appropriate Department of Veterans Affairs support.