agent orange - Orange Agent Orange received its name...

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Out of all the colors used in the Vietnam War no color is more infamous then the color orange. The other colored herbicides used in the Vietnam War included Pink, Purple, White, and Blue. However, today all the controversy is surrounding Agent Orange. There are many questions in the debate over Agent Orange. The main question is was the help Agent Orange provided during the Vietnam War worth it after realizing what the after affects were for soldiers and civilians that came in contact with it? Certainly the soldiers and civilians that are now being diagnosed with cancer and other health problems due to Agent Orange would say it was not worth it. But then think if you asked a group of soldiers who were saved from an enemy ambush thanks to Agent Orange destroying the thick jungle areas in which they were infiltrating. What would their answer be? Delivered to military bases in 55 gallon barrels were the herbicides Agent
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Unformatted text preview: Orange. Agent Orange received its name because of the orange colored-coded band that was on each Agent Orange barrel delivered to the military bases. Agent Orange was an herbicide developed by the United States Military to help fight the in the Vietnam War. It was manufactured by certain companies such as Dow, Monsanto, Diamond Shamrock Corporation, Hercules Inc., Uniroyal Inc., T-H Agricultural & Nutrition Company, and Thompson Chemicals Corporation. The purpose of Agent Orange was to kill the thick jungle life in Southern Asia. Destroying the thick jungle life prevented the concealment of enemy soldiers and also kept U.S. soldiers safe from enemy ambush. This destruction of jungle life also allowed U.S. troops to navigate through southern Asia quicker and easier making every movement more efficient....
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2008 for the course ENG 110 taught by Professor Davidson during the Spring '07 term at Wisc La Crosse.

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