Is this DU that is burning so brightly?

It is extremely important to understand that United States Department of Defense officials have for years attempted to ensure that they are never held accountable for the adverse health and environmental effects that have occurred as result of the manufacturing, testing, and deliberate use of uranium munitions through simply ignoring regulations and orders that have mandated that prompt and effective medical care be given to al DU casualties and that thorough environmental remediation of all depleted uranium and other low level radioactive materials be completed. Consequently any of us who have attempted to ensure compliance have become persona non grata and subject to continuous personal and professional attacks. The initial directive to lie in reports and provide active support or proponency was and still is the infamous March 1991 Los Alamos directive written by LTC Michael Ziehmn that I received as I / we planned and implemented the clean up of the Gulf War 1 depleted uranium mess resulting from numerous friendly fire and maintenance incidents.

Reference for Los Alamos memo:

Recently United States Department of Defense personnel once more made the claim that none of us who were exposed to uranium contamination via either inhalation, ingestion, absorption, or shrapnel are sick as a consequence of our confirmed exposures. And although they continue to make this claim our medical records verify that we are and they are lying. .

Medical care for all casualties and thorough environmental remediation are required to specific standards by U.S. Army Regulation 700-48, U.S. Army Technical Bulletin 9-1300-278, and numerous medical care orders with the most recent order signed and issued by LTG (Dr.) Ronald Peake, M.D., Surgeon of the United States Army dated April 29, 2004.


It is obvious that the recent intimidation efforts by telephone message directed towards Dr. Marion Fulk, one our nation's foremost experts, is just one more example of the lingering pattern designed to ensure that United States Department of Defense officials and their Commander in Chief President George W. Bush, President George H. Bush, and President Bill Clinton are not held accountable for the use of illegal uranium weapons that are by operation "weapons of mass destruction" or simply "America's own dirty gas bomb"!  However, we must not forget England's use of uranium weapons and thus Prime Minister Tony Blair also must be accountable.

Pentagon officials have acknowledged the adverse health and environmental effects during internal briefings and documents but publicly they continue to disregard the predicted and observed adverse effects while thousands of exposed individuals (including military personnel and especially non-combatants) are denied the United States' own mandated prompt and effective medical care.


Our nations leaders may continue their efforts of intimidation to silence those of us who care and who demand full compliance with United States Department of Defense's own orders and regulations requiring mandatory medical care and environmental remediation but I WILL NEVER STOP MY EFFORTS TO FINISH MY ASSIGNED TASK AS AN UNITED STATES. ARMY MEDICAL SERVICE CORPS OFFICER. I ask all who care to join me in this daunting challenge. I believe that President Bush needs to be asked as election day draws near why he as Commander in Chief of the United States Department of Defense allows this travesty and crime against  humanity to continue?

Thank you,
Dr. Doug Rokke Ph.D.

Major (retired) United States Army Reserve
former Gulf War 1 DU team health physicist and medic
former United Sates Army Depleted uranium project Director confirmed DU casualty

The ignored solution still is:

Depleted Uranium Situation Requires Action
By President Bush and Prime Minister Blair
Dr. Doug Rokke, Ph.D.
July 12, 2004

While U.S. and British military personnel continue using uranium munitions- America's and England's own "dirty bombs" U.S. Army, U.S. Department of Energy, and U.S. Department of Defense officials continue their unrelenting personal attacks against me, a lawyer who serves as a United
Nations Special Rapporteur, physicians who are conducting research and providing medical care, nurses, political leaders, and others who have spoke out regarding the documented adverse health and environmental effects of depleted uranium munitions. They want to disrupt our efforts to ensure compliance with mandated medical care and environmental remediation requirements because they want to be always able to use effective depleted uranium munitions during combat. These same officials still continue to deny that there are any adverse effects to avoid liability for the willful and illegal dispersal of a radioactive toxic material - depleted uranium. They arrogantly refuse to comply with their own regulations and directives. They willfully ignore existing U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) directives that require prompt and effective medical care Be provided to "all" exposed individuals [Medical Management of Unusual Depleted Uranium Casualties, DOD, Pentagon, 10/14/93 and Medical Management of Army personnel Exposed to Depleted Uranium (DU) Headquarters, U.S. Army Medical Command 29 April 2004)]. They also refuse to clean up dispersed radioactive Contamination as required by Army Regulation- AR 700-48: "Management of Equipment Contaminated With Depleted Uranium or Radioactive Commodities" (Headquarters, Department Of The Army, Washington, D.C., September 2002) and U.S. Army Technical \ Bulletin- TB 9-1300-278: "Guidelines For Safe Response To Handling, Storage, And Transportation Accidents Involving Army Tank Munitions Or Armor Which Contain Depleted Uranium" (Headquarters, Department Of The Army, Washington, D.C., JULY 1996).

Army Regulation-AR 700-48 requires that:
(1) "Military personnel "identify, segregate, isolate, secure, and label all RCE" (radiologically contaminated equipment).
(2) "Procedures to minimize the spread of radioactivity will be implemented as soon as possible."
(3) "Radioactive material and waste will not be locally disposed of through burial, submersion, incineration, destruction in place, or abandonment" and
(4) "All equipment, to include captured or combat RCE, will be surveyed, packaged, retrograded, decontaminated and released IAW Technical Bulletin 9-1300-278, DA PAM 700-48" (Note: Maximum exposure limits are specified in Appendix F).

The past and current use of uranium weapons, the release of radioactive components in destroyed U.S. and foreign military equipment, and releases of industrial, medical, research facility radioactive materials have resulted in unacceptable exposures. Therefore, decontamination must be completed as required by U.S. Army Regulation 700-48 and should include releases of all radioactive materials resulting from military operations. The extent of adverse health and environmental effects of uranium weapons contamination is not limited to combat zones but includes facilities and sites where uranium weapons were manufactured or tested including Vieques, Puerto Rico, Colonie, New York, and Jefferson Proving Grounds, Indiana. Therefore medical care must be provided by the United States Department of Defense officials to all individuals affected by the manufacturing, testing, or use of uranium munitions. Thorough environmental remediation also must be completed without further delay.

In conclusion: The President of the United States- George W. Bush and The Prime Minister of Great Britain-Tony Blair must acknowledge and accept responsibility for willful use of illegal uranium munitions- their own "dirty bombs"- resulting in adverse health and environmental effects. President Bush and Prime Minister Blair also should order:
1. medical care for all casualties,
2. thorough environmental remediation,
3. immediate cessation of retaliation against all of us who demand compliance with medical care and environmental remediation requirements,
4. and ban the future use of depleted uranium munitions.