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USA Update Agent Orange: US makes more veterans eligible for disability benefits

Now eligible are more than 2,000 Air Force personnel who were exposed to Agent Orange while in contact with aircraft that were contaminated during the Vietnam War. The change came after research by the National Academy of Sciences.

John Minchillo/AP

Forty years after the end of the Vietnam War, the US government has amended regulations to provide disability benefits to more than 2,000 Air Force veterans and reservists who were exposed to Agent Orange while in contact with contaminated aircraft.

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