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US soldiers inspect the site where an Iranian missile hit at Ain al-Asad air base in Anbar province, Iraq, on January 13, 2020.

Pentagon reveals 34 US troops suffered traumatic brain injuries in Iran’s missile attack

The number of injured service members is now three times higher than what was reported a week after Trump declared 'no Americans were harmed.'
Sniper in position in the woods

This video shows how hard it is to spot a hidden sniper, even when they’re right in front of you

Can you spot the sniper in this US military video, or would you almost certainly walk by and never think twice?
US soldiers inspect the site where an Iranian missile hit at Ain al-Asad air base in Anbar province, Iraq, on January 13, 2020.

Trump calls US troop injuries after Iran missile attack ‘not very serious’ after many were treated for concussion symptoms and possible tr...

"I heard that they had headaches and a couple of other things, but I would say and I can report that it's not very serious," Trump said Wednesday.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for a roadside bomb that killed 2 US soldiers in Afghanistan

The Taliban immediately took responsibility for the attack and said through a spokesman that it occurred in the southern Kandahar province.
Mike Pompeo speaking in Budapest, Hungary on February 11, 2019.

Iraq’s prime minister told the US to start making plans to withdraw its troops from the country

Iraq's prime minister told Secretary of State Mike Pompeo the US should send delegates to Iraq to "prepare a mechanism" for a US troop withdrawal.

Defense stocks tear higher following Iran’s missile strikes on bases housing US troops

Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin both traded as much as 1.2% higher. Defense stocks often rise following major conflict escalations.
Soldiers of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China arrive on their armoured vehicles at Tiananmen Square during the military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing, China, September 3, 2015

This is how the US and Iran rank among the world’s 25 most powerful militaries

Comparing the power of conventional military forces is complicated. But an annual ranking does just that — and these are the 25 most powerful.

The US military mistakenly sent a draft letter to the Iraqi government suggesting it was pulling out its troops

The unsigned letter says the US military would be repositioning forces "to prepare for onward movement," specifically "movement out of Iraq."
Iranian Maj Gen. Hossein Dehghan told CNN that Iran would target US military personnel and bases in response to the US assassination of Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani.

Iran will target US military personnel and bases to avenge Soleimani’s death, top Iranian general warns

Maj. Gen. Hossein Dehghan told CNN that Iran's response to the US killing of Qassem Soleimani "for sure will be military and against military sites."
A supporter of Shiite Hezbollah movement holds a poster of slain Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani as the movement's leader delivers a speech on a screen in the Lebanese capital Beirut's southern suburbs on January 5, 2020.

US spies detected Iranian ballistic missiles at a heightened state of readiness following the assassination of Qassem Soleimani

The New York Times reports Iranian ballistic missiles were being readied for unknown reasons after Soleimani's death, prompting a warning from Trump.