This shocking exposé reveals how thousands of US soldiers became the victims of their own military’s criminal negligence.
Thousands of American soldiers returned from the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan with severe wounds from chemical war. They are not the victims of ruthless enemy attacks, but of their own military commanders. These soldiers, suffering from rare cancers and respiratory diseases, were sickened from the smoke and ash swirling out of the “burn pits” where military contractors incinerated mountains of trash, including old stockpiles of mustard and sarin gas, medical waste, and other toxic material.
Based on thousands of government documents, hundreds of medical case studies, and interviews with more than one thousand veterans and active-duty GIs, The Burn Pits reveals the full story. Journalist and military veteran Joseph Hickman uncovers the denials and deceptions that allowed this practice to continue, as well as the devastating impact it had on soldiers and others. With personal stories of afflicted individuals, including President Biden’s son, Major Beau Biden, The Burn Pits sheds light on the human cost of this military tragedy.