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Once it became clear that Saddam Hussein's forces couldn't be defeated solely through aerial bombing attacks during the Gulf War, the military's ground war plans had to be activated. While American troops were being readied for combat on the sand, government officials were finalizing decisions about using depleted uranium (D.U.) during the war, even though they may have known it was radioactive and could damage the troops' health. This program narrated by Charlton Heston looks at why the Defense Department made certain decisions regarding the use of D.U. Featured experts include officials formerly with the Veterans Administration and the Army who comment on the use of D.U. and other related topics. ~ Elizabeth Smith, Rovi