Operation Ranch Hand


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A herbicide-spraying program carried out during the Vietnam conflict between 1962 and 1971 that primarily used Agent Orange, but also Agents Blue, Green, Pink, Purple and White
Exposure effects US servicemen exposed to the Agent Orange have a 50% increase in skin cancer, predominantly BCC. The Vietnamese exposed to the herbicides fared far worse. A meta-anlysis found a 3-fold greater incidence of major birth defects in children born to parents with high levels of exposure to Agent Orange
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The US, which sprayed more than 20 million gallons of various herbicides over Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos from 1961 to 1971 under its program codenamed Operation Ranch Hand, also dropped during the Second World War two atomic bombs on the people of Japan in violation of International Law and International Humanitarian Law.
As a part of the war in Vietnam, the United States military sprayed millions of gallons of herbicides and defoliants between 1962 and 1971 under Operation Ranch Hand. Agent Orange was commonly used to strip the Viet Cong guerrillas of forest cover and food sources, killing trees and crops.
Like Hung Duc, Khanh is believed to be a victim of Operation Ranch Hand, the United States military's effort during the Vietnam War to deprive the enemy of cover and food by spraying defoliants.
Like Mr Hung Duc, Ms Khanh is believed to be a victim of Operation Ranch Hand, the United States military's effort during the Vietnam War to deprive the enemy of cover and food by spraying defoliants.
According to Martini's analysis in his second chapter, the failure of the herbicidal 'Operation Ranch Hand' in Vietnam was entirely a matter of muddled objectives and bad policy, unwisely aiming to substitute chemical sprays for human effort in securing the allegiance of the South Vietnamese.
The Air Force dropped up to 20 million gallons of Agent Orange as part of its Operation Ranch Hand, and the Vietnamese government says up to 4000,000 people were killed or injured and 500,000 children may have been born with defects as a result of the chemical spraying.
The base was a key site in the US defoliant program during the Vietnam War, and much of the 80 million litres (21 million gallons) of Agent Orange used during "Operation Ranch Hand" was mixed, stored and loaded onto planes there.
4.8 MILLION EXPOSED TO AGENT ORANGE Agent Orange is the code name for one of the herbicides and defoliants used by the US military as part of its herbicidal warfare programme, Operation Ranch Hand, during the Vietnam War.
Air Force operation Ranch Hand - several hundred men who mixed, loaded and applied the herbicide known as Agent Orange, a 50-50 mix of 2,4-D and 2,4,5-T, in Vietnam in the 1960s and '70s - would now show negative effects.
During the Vietnam War, the United States military sprayed approximately 80 million liters of chemical agents as part of a program called Operation Ranch Hand. The aim was to destroy enemy food crops and force villagers into government-controlled hamlets, where they could, in theory, be won over through reforms.
BACKGROUND: Operation Ranch Hand veterans were involved in spraying herbicides, including Agent Orange, during the Vietnam War in 1962-1971; Agent Orange was contaminated with 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD).
Chemical The US's Operation Ranch Hand sprayed 19 million gallons of herbicide over nine million square miles during the Vietnam War (1950-1975), in a deliberate attempt to defoliate the terrain.
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