January 17, 2020

Military: 11 US service members treated for blast injuries in Iran missile attack

scyther5/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. military confirmed late Thursday that some American troops were evacuated for blast injuries sustained in Iran's ballistic missile attacks on bases in Iraq last week. Ten service members injured at Al Asad Air Base in western Iraq were flown out of the country on Wednesday, and another service member was flown out on Jan. 10. Eight were taken to Landstuhl, Germany, while the three others were taken to Camp Arifjan in Kuwait, according to a statement ..
January 17, 2020

Iran’s supreme leader: Military base strike took shot at US stance as a ‘superpower’

Iranian Supreme Leader Press Office / Handout/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images(TEHRAN, Iran) -- Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Friday that Iran's attack against a U.S. military base was "a blow to the U.S. image as a superpower." Iran's supreme leader, who was leading prayers in Tehran for the first time in eight years, used the occasion to praise the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' Quds Force and its former commander, Gen. Qassem Soleimani, a close ally who was killed earlier thi..
January 17, 2020

Pentagon to decide soon on possible troop cut in West Africa

MivPiv/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- A Pentagon decision that could lead to a reduction in the number of U.S. troops in West Africa could come within four to eight weeks, according to Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The possible troop cut has drawn concerns that it could come at a time when the threat in the region from violent extremist groups is growing. For months, U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) has been reassessing the mission priorities of the 5,200 troops currently stat..
January 17, 2020

US service members injured in Iran bombing despite prior claims; 11 airlifted for treatment

scyther5/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- U.S. officials confirmed late Thursday that some American troops were injured in Iran's missile attacks on American service members in Iraq despite prior claims no one was hurt. Eleven service members were flown out of Iraq in the last 24 to 36 hours, an official told ABC News. Eight were taken to Landstuhl, Germany, while another three were taken to Camp Arifjan in Kuwait. Some of those who suffered traumatic brain injuries from the Iranian attack on Ain al-A..