After quietly scrubbing troop numbers for Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria from the Defense Manpower Data Center’s website earlier this year, the Pentagon — which has repeatedly promised to improve “transparency” regarding troop statistics— is under renewed scrutiny over its public information blackout.
Mini-scoop: DOD has scrubbed all of the previously reported #s of troops in combat in #Iraq#Syria#Afghanistan. The numbers have been available for years on DMDC. They are now all gone. #transparency. Our story: https://t.co/BUQnbaBM2Ypic.twitter.com/IHIgxMLnhM
— Tara Copp (@TaraCopp) …