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Soldiers in eastern Saudi Arabia with the U.S. Army's 7th Corps wear gas masks and chemical suits just after U.S. planes started bombing Iraq on Jan. 18, 1991, during the Persian Gulf War. (Associated Press/File)

Soldiers in eastern Saudi Arabia with the U.S. Army's 7th Corps wear gas masks and chemical suits just after U.S. planes started bombing Iraq on Jan. 18, 1991, during the Persian Gulf War. (Associated Press/File)

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