Turns Out The Iran Missile Attack Had More Victims Than Originally Reported.
The Iranians felt the need to attack the U.S. in retaliation for taking out the terrorist General Soleimani. The initial reports claimed that none of the American Forces were harmed in the missile strikes but now it is coming out that many U.S. servicemen were injured during the attack.
"Thirty-four U.S. troops have been diagnosed with concussions and other traumatic brain injuries suffered in the Jan. 8 Iranian missile attack in Iraq, senior Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman said Friday.
Of those, 17 have returned to active duty, Hoffman said. Eight arrived in the United States today for continuing out-patient treatment, and nine remain at the medical facility in Landstuhl, Germany. Sixteen were diagnosed in Iraq, remained there, and have since returned to active duty.
"described those figures as a “snapshot in time” and said they could change in the coming days.
"U.S. Central Command issued a statement acknowledging the injuries — eleven service members, originally.
“A lot of these symptoms are late-developing. They manifest over a period of time,” Hoffman said Friday. “Do we report when someone just shows up with a symptom? Do we wait until we suspect something? Do we wait until they have a full diagnosis? Do we wait until they’re evacuated from the region and are no longer available for duty?”
“That’s the case in what happened in this case. The reporting did not come up until they were actually evacuated from the area and taken to Germany for further treatment, and at that point they were lost to the formation and the secretary was made aware.”
That's a heck of a lot different than the initial report that claimed there were no American victims. It seems that Iran is getting off with a mere slap on the wrist with the Sanctions especially if they hurt out troops.