From Library Journal
Eddington, a former CIA analyst who now describes himself as a "public activist," has written two books in one. The first seeks to reveal what the author claims is a "conspiracy" and "duplicity" by high-level officials aimed at denying that U.S. forces were exposed to chemical agents during the Gulf War. The second argues that the author and his wife were the target of an "unofficial...blackballing" that eventually led to their resignations from the CIA. Unfortunately, both stories are so contaminated with emotional language that it becomes hard to separate fact from feeling. Although the book is heavily footnoted, some parts are personal reminiscences subject to debate. Eddington delights in taking on senior government and military officers, naming names (sometimes only initials), and pointing accusing fingers while staking a claim to the moral high ground. The reader is left confused: Was Gulf War syndrome the result of incompetence? Or is it a tale poisoned by the scent of the author's personal vendetta? An optional purchase.?John J. Yurechko, Georgetown Univ., Washington, D.C.
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"Levels tough indictments...Pat and Robin Eddington are true patriots." -- Matt Puglisi: Assistant Director, Persian Gulf War Era Veterans, The American Legion
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