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U.S. Military Arrives In Liberia To Assist With Ebola Response

News outlets report on the U.S. military’s response to the Ebola epidemic in Liberia.

Associated Press: U.S. Ebola labs, parts for clinic arrive in Liberia
“U.S. mobile Ebola labs should be up and running in Liberia this week, and American troops have broken ground for a field hospital, as the international community races to increase the ability to care for the spiraling number of people infected with the dreaded disease…” (Paye-Layleh, 9/30).

DoD News: Operation United Assistance Helps in Liberian Ebola Fight
“The Defense Department’s contribution to the fight against Ebola in Liberia is taking shape as more service members and building supplies arrive in Monrovia, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren said [in Washington on Monday]…” (Pellerin, 9/29).

Reuters: U.S. military to quickly ramp up Ebola mission in Liberia
“The United States plans to quickly increase its presence in Liberia, where military personnel are deploying to help the West African nation halt the advance of the worst Ebola epidemic on record, the general in charge of the mission said on Monday…” (Giahyue, 9/29).

VOA News: U.S. Troops Take First Steps to Help Liberia Combat Ebola
“Over the past two weeks, one world leader after the other has called for immediate action in the fight against Ebola in West Africa. The United States has made the largest contribution and is sending 3,000 troops to Liberia to assist with health care logistics. It is the biggest military operation for America in Africa since withdrawing forces from Somalia in 1993…” (Muchler, 9/29).

Washington Post: The U.S. military’s new enemy: Ebola. Operation United Assistance is now underway.
“…[U.S. Africa Command’s Maj. Gen. Darryl Williams] said Monday that the U.S. military is planning to build and supply 17 treatment units across the Ebola-ravaged country, according to Reuters. But, he added, the war on Ebola will be led by Liberia…” (du Lac, 9/30).

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