According to the IB Times, 900,000 troops have been injured in the wars in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. They claim there have been that many troops treated at Veterans hospitals through December of 2012.
So is this number true? If a troop is treated at a veterans hospital, does that necessarily mean they were injured, or could it be a precautionary measure?
This statistic is surprising to me because I had been following the numbers of troops who were "wounded" which appears to be around 50 thousand. I imagine that wounded is just a term meaning a particularly severe form of injury.