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DoD to Ted Cruz: No list of U.S. combat deaths linked to Iran

DoD to Ted Cruz: No list of U.S. combat deaths linked to Iran

The Pentagon says it has no idea what Ted Cruz is talking about.

The flamboyant Texas senator and Republican presidential candidate seized the spotlight at a hearing on Capitol Hill on Wednesday to grill Defense Secretary Ash Carter about an alleged document listing the names of some 500 U.S. service members whose combat deaths can be directly linked to Iran.

“Secretary Carter, I understand that the Joint Personnel Recovery Agency has a classified list of roughly 500 American soldiers who were murdered by Iranian [improvised explosive devices],” Cruz said during Carter’s testimony.

“I would ask Secretary Carter … that the Defense Department release that list to every member of this committee, declassify that list and release it directly to the service members’ families who were murdered by General Soleimani,” Cruz said, referring to Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, a top Iranian military leader.

Source: DoD to Ted Cruz: No list of U.S. combat deaths linked to Iran