See today's Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2003/10/11/nsold11.xml&sSheet=/portal/2003/10/11/ixportaltop.html Selected Quotes: "Soldiers sent to the 1991 Gulf war were given a combination of vaccines that were known to cause serious side-effects and that were not licensed for use in Britain. Lord Bach, the defence minister, admitted yesterday that this was done despite warnings of the risks issued by the Department of Health and the deputy chief medical officer." "But its written response to Lord Morris makes clear that it was given a warning on Dec 21, 1990, in a fax from the deputy chief medical officer that it should not use the whooping cough vaccine pertussis with the anthrax vaccine. The ministry said last night that it had not ignored the warning. "We did look at it and we did take it seriously," a spokesman said. "But our analysis was that there were no long-term side-effects on humans." Obviously their analysis was complete arrse, then; either that, or Soldiers don't react like other humans.