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Agent Orange and its effect on health
 

Agent Orange and its effect on health

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In November 1961, the president of the United States at that time, John F. Kennedy, authorised “Operations Ranch Hand” in Southern Vietnam. The military operation was carried out to “flush out the enemy”, by removing places for insurgents or other enemies to hide and ambush American soldiers during the Vietnam War. Several defoliants and herbicides were used as part of the chemical warfare programme, resulting in the defoliation of millions of acres of forest and thousands of acres of crops over ten years.
 
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28 Dec 2016 - General