Sergeant Duling gave an order: Get the hell out. Five years after President George. Secret Casualties of Iraqs Abandoned Chemical Weapons Iraq s Abandoned Chemical Weapons - Secret Casualties Bush sent troops into Iraq, these soldiers had entered an expansive but largely secret chapter of Americas long and bitter involvement in Iraq. Iraq s, plan To Entomb Remnant, chemical Weapons,. Iranian soldiers wearing gas masks southeast of Basra, Iraq, in 1987, during the, iran-Iraq war. In the 1980s, while at war with Iran, Saddam Hussein created a secret program that produced blister and nerve agents by the hundreds of tons. Mustard agent had spilled on his upper body. During the occupation, little remained of Al Muthanna. Finding, safeguarding and destroying these weapons was to be the responsibility of Iraqs government. In June the two soldiers, still suffering symptoms, including intense headaches and difficulties with balance, asked to return to duty. Inside were stacks of M110-style shells. That was in 2004, he said, when his team found a mustard shell in a conventional ordnance cache. The soldiers returned to Balad Air Base, where they were stationed, and visited another clinic. But he said that the militarys health care system and awards practices were under review, and that. Duelfer Report on Chemical Weapons in Iraq Army Report Says Only 500 Munitions Found in Iraq Senate Committee Report Understated The Scale Of Chemical Weapons Recovered in Iraq American Firms Supplying Iraqs Chemical Weapons Production United Nations Monitoring, Verification. The sergeant spoke into a radio, warning everyone back.