Karshi-Khanabad: Honoring the Heroes of Camp Stronghold Freedom, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on National Security of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, Second Session, November 18, 2020 [open pdf - 236KB]
This is the November 18, 2020 hearing on "Karshi-Khanabad: Honoring the Heroes of Camp Stronghold Freedom," held before the U.S. House Subcommittee on National Security of the Committee on Oversight and Reform. From the opening statement of Stephen F. Lynch: "Between 2001 and 2005, more than 15,000 men and women deployed to K2 [Karshi-Khanabad] to support Operation Enduring Freedom. Declassified assessments conducted by the military in the early 2000--well, in 2000's and released by our committee in July show that servicemembers who were deployed to K2 were exposed to multiple harmful toxins and environmental hazards left over from their former Soviet occupants, including jet fuels, volatile organic compounds, depleted uranium, burn pits, particulate matter, and other cancer-causing chemicals." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Patricia R. Hastings and David J. Smith.
Serial No. 116-126
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