Nearly one dozen American troops were woundedin Iran’s Jan. 8 missile attack on Iraq’s al-Asad air base. This week, they were medically evacuated to U.S. military hospitals in Kuwait and Landstuhl, Germany, to be treated for traumatic brain injury and to undergo further evaluation, several U.S. defense and military officials have confirmed to Defense One.
Senior military and Trump administration officials had said on Jan. 8 that 11 Iranian missiles had caused “no casualties, no friendly casualties, whether they are U.S., coalition, contractor, et cetera.”
UPDATE, Jan 22:
Trump now dismisses these injuries as nothing but “headaches.”
He avoided Vietnam thanks to bone spurs and later said that trying to avoid sexually transmitted diseases was “my personal Vietnam,” but Donald Trump knows about war injuries. He says. Trump on Wednesday morning dismissed the injuries to 11 U.S. troops in Iran airstrikes, describing the airlifted service members as having had “headaches and a couple of other things” and saying that he didn’t “consider them serious injuries relative to other injuries I’ve seen.”