Iran launched ballistic missiles against two facilities in Iraq where US troops were based on January 8, in retaliation to the USA killing of Revolutionary Guard General Qassem Soleimani in a drone strike at the Baghdad airport earlier.
Seventy-six of the service members who suffered traumatic brain injuries, or TBI, have returned to active duty, the Pentagon said.
According to officials in the Pentagon, this number is set to change in the future.
Iran claimed that the strikes killed over 80 USA and allied troops.
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Cifu added, "The good news is that 95% to 98% of people with concussions who are diagnosed early on, who are managed in a comprehensive way, which the military knows how to do, are going to do well, are going to have wonderful short- and long-term outcomes". 76 of the battered soldiers have returned to duty and the rest are undergoing treatment. The Veterans of Foreign Wars later stated in a statement that it "expects an apology from the president to our service men and women for his misguided remarks". "Our efforts must address the total picture - before, during and after any blast exposure or injury".
Pentagon authorities have actually consistently stated there has actually been no effort to postpone or reduce details on concussiveinjuries The disclosures following Tehran's attack have actually restored concerns over the United States military's policy concerning how it internally reports believed brain injuries and whether they are dealt with openly with the exact same seriousness as loss of limb or life.
The rising number of reported cases results from the mild form of injury which means symptoms take time to manifest, the Pentagon said in a news conference in January.
"I have asked the Pentagon to guarantee the safety and care of our deployed forces that may be exposed to explosions in Iraq", Ernst said on Twitter.
The latest tally, which has steadily grown since the January 8 strike, drew a sharp contrast with the assertion by the Trump administration in the hours after the attack that no Americans were hurt.