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No straight story ever emerges from Washington, at least as told or retold by the government. Pentagon says no injuries 11 injuries 34 injuries related to the Iranian missile strike in Iraq.

The Pentagon said on Friday that 34 service members had been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury following missile strikes by Iran on a base in Iraq earlier this month, a number higher than the military had previously announced.

President Donald Trump and other top officials initially said Iran’s attack had not killed or injured any U.S. service members.

Last week the U.S. military said 11 U.S. troops had been treated for concussion symptoms after the attack on the Ain al-Asad air base in western Iraq and this week said additional troops had been moved out of Iraq for potential injuries.

Still no word on the hardware lost. Or, any rational explanation for why our troops were there in the first place.