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Press Statement No. 03-97


26 February 1997

Nothing has changed in CIA's commitment to providing the maximum amount of information to the men and women who served in the Gulf. To do any less would be a grave disservice to those who risked their lives in the Gulf War. Much of what is now known about chemical weapons and their locations in Iraq is largely due to the efforts of CIA analysts.

CIA has actively supported the investigations of both the Presidential Advisory Commission (PAC) on Gulf War Illnesses and Department of Defense's (DoD) Persian Gulf War Investigation Team over the past two years.

While we know we are not perfect, this remains a high priority for CIA. We will continue to provide the American public with as many declassified documents as possible. I intend to do everything in my power to ensure the maximum amount of information is released.

Throughout the process of reviewing relevant intelligence data, we have provided information to the DoD and the PAC, sharing documents and information, classified or not. We will continue to do so.

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