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Western Militaries Respond To West African Ebola Outbreak

News outlets report on Western nations’ military responses to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Agence France-Presse: More U.S. troops in Ebola-hit Liberia: airport source
“A second deployment of United States troops arrived in Liberia on Sunday as part of an eventual mission of 3,000 soldiers helping its beleaguered health services battle the Ebola outbreak…” (9/21).

Agence France-Presse: Western militaries scramble to aid Ebola-hit west Africa
“Western militaries readied aid missions Friday to help Africa’s Ebola-hit nations battle an epidemic which has sparked killings in panicked southern Guinea and forced a nationwide shutdown in Sierra Leone…” (Mac-Johnson, 9/19).

Associated Press: Germany, France to provide airlifts in Ebola fight
“Germany says it plans to work with France to establish airlifts to Ebola-affected countries. The foreign ministry said late Friday that 100 soldiers and two military planes will initially be provided for the operation, which might use Dakar in Senegal as a hub…” (9/19).

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