Treason and Betrayal: How the Military Is Poisoning Its Veterans (Hardcover)

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If we knew the causes for the increases in veteran and first responder suicide, miscarriages, birth defects, sickness, disease, and death, you'd think we'd do everything in our power to solve these problems, right? What if we told you, the military and government know the answer, but they're choosing to do nothing about it? In Treason and Betrayal, you'll learn about not only the causes but also the cures that could stop these tragedies in the first place.

Meet John Patrick Lyons: former Navy Special Operations Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewman. Throughout his career in the Navy, Lyons showed again and again that he was willing to give his life for his superiors, his government, and his country. What he didn't know was that they had already taken it. In 2014, after retiring from the Navy, Lyons learned some horrifying news: he had been poisoned with lead systematically for years while in the line of duty. After whistleblowing about this and other health risks to not only every person in the Navy but also their families and the surrounding community and environment, he was asked to sign a nondisclosure agreement. Lyons refused. Instead, he set to work researching and writing this in-depth expos .

In Treason and Betrayal, Lyons uncovers a conspiracy that the US military and government have been diligently keeping under wraps for the last fifty years . . . In the United States, employers are supposed to create a work environment that protects its employees from recognized hazards. But, as Lyons reveals, the US military has been failing to do that for the people who already sacrifice so much for their country. In this book, you'll learn how our veterans, their family members, and the surrounding environment have been exposed to 146 hazardous and toxic compounds produced by firearms and weapons of war. Despite the diligent documentation and research explaining just how toxic these chemicals are, the military has not kept up with the proper testing, sanitation, and schedule rotation that could help protect veterans and their families. The result? Sickness, disease, and even death.

Yet the military, Veterans Affairs, and government continue to exploit their authority and US law so that our veterans and their families suffer the crushing financial burden from medical bills on their own. Don't believe it? Neither could Lyons until he saw the evidence for himself. He has painstakingly pored over documentation ranging from US government reports, research from the National Institute of Health, and his very own medical records and compiled the evidence in Treason and Betrayal so you can see for yourself.

About the Author

John Patrick Lyons was born in Houston, Texas. At the age of 15, John went to work at the Port of Houston and later in the oilfields of South Texas. John enlisted in the United States Navy in 1985 to become one of the first Navy Special Operations Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewmen (Navy SWCC). Chief Lyons would go on to become a Navy and Special Operations accredited weapons, ordnance, LASER, and firing ranges expert and instructor. Retiring from the Navy in 2009, John continued working for Naval Special Warfare Command instructing, training, and qualifying West Coast Navy SEALs, SWCCs and other Special Operations personnel in weapons proficiency and gun and LASER firing range safety. In 2014, John would learn that he had been massively poisoned with lead. Fired for whistleblowing, he then went to work to find out why. Suffering from congestive heart failure and other degenerative poisoning symptoms, author John P. Lyons continues his whistleblowing in an effort to help his fellow veterans, their families, and the nation overcome the disdain shown by the Navy, government, and its leadership for those they poison. An avid outdoorsman and conservationist, Retired Navy Chief John P. Lyons, his wife of thirty years, autistic son, and loyal dogs, Shelby and Diesel, currently reside in his home state of Texas.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781955026222
ISBN-10: 195502622X
Publisher: Ballast Books
Publication Date: July 4th, 2023
Pages: 250
Language: English