The Pentagon has confirmed that 34 US soldiers were diagnosed with concussions or traumatic brain injuries following the Iranian missile attack in Iraq.
Administration officials, including Trump, initially claimed there were no casualties from the strike, which followed the US drone attack that killed Iranian general Qassem Suleimani.
When asked about the soldiers’ injuries on Wednesday, Trump dismissed the concussions as “headaches,” sparking serious critique.
“I don’t consider them very serious injuries relative to other injuries that I’ve seen,” Trump told reporters in Davos. “I’ve seen what Iran has done with their roadside bombs to our troops. … I’ve seen people that were horribly, horribly injured in that area, in that war.”