The military just recently mentioned it had actually carried out follow-on screenings which the range of soldiers who were taken out of Iraq for brain injury treatment was11 On Friday, Hoffman informed press reporters that, of the 34 soldiers detected with brain injuries, 17 have in fact gone back to job, including one service member who was transferred to Kuwait for treatment.
8 service members have in fact been moved to the U.S. for treatment after at first being sent out to Germany. 9 are still going through treatment and assessment in Germany.
Hoffman associated an adjustment in numbers to indications that “are late-developing” and “manifest over a period.”
” What we saw was a range of people who were at first evaluated for concussion-like signs … saw their conditions improve quickly, and after that others, we saw their conditions didn’t improve,” Hoffman mentioned. “Some worsened and some had serious sufficient indications that they were transferred on for extra treatment.”
Trump on Wednesday soft-pedaled the preliminary reports of injuries.
” I heard that they had headaches, and a number of other things,” Trump informed press reporters at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Esper on Wednesday informed press reporters that the Pentagon does not generally report such injuries. “This is generally outpatient things. We can track that if– if you’re really thinking about it.”
He likewise stated at the time he didn’t understand the number of were hurt. “I’m not a physician and I’m not the ones assessing them,” he stated.
Speaking Friday at the Center for Strategic and International Researches, Esper protected the Pentagon’s reporting of injuries all over the world.
” We’re completely committed to being transparent about what occurs, nevertheless we require to make sure we’re precise which we categorize things properly, which’s our devotion,” Esper stated. “And it’s not just Iraq. It’s any place soldiers are engaged.”