It All Becomes Clearer: Pentagon to deploy upwards of 4,000 troops to West Africa amid Ebola epidemic — RT USA

The United States may send nearly 4,000 troops to West Africa in the coming weeks in an effort to contribute relief in the fight against the Ebola virus outbreak in the region, according to the Pentagon.

With around 200 US military personnel already in the region, Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby announced earlier this week that the Department of Defense was planning on sending on sending 1,400 reinforcements to Liberia, of which around half will consist of combat engineers tasked with coordinating the construction of 17 Ebola treatment centers that will supply a total of 1,700 beds.

On Friday, Kirby updated that figure and said around 3,600 troops in all could be coming to West Africa.

“We project that there could be nearly 4,000 troops deployed in support of this mission but we are obviously assessing the requirements on a daily basis,” Kirby said, according to Reuters.

via Pentagon to deploy upwards of 4,000 troops to West Africa amid Ebola epidemic — RT USA.

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