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Sep 16, 2014

Obama to deploy 3,000 troops as Ebola crisis worsens

WASHINGTON, Sept 16 (Reuters) – The United States announced
on Tuesday it will send 3,000 troops to help tackle the Ebola
outbreak as part of a ramped-up plan, including a major
deployment in Liberia, the country where the epidemic is
spiralling fastest out of control.

The U.S. response to the crisis, to be formally unveiled
later by President Barack Obama, includes plans to build 17
treatment centers, train thousands of healthcare workers and
establish a military control center for coordination, U.S.
officials told reporters.

Sep 16, 2014

Obama to ramp up U.S. response to Ebola with military mission

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States will ramp up its response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa with plans to build 17 treatment centers, train thousands of healthcare workers, and establish a military control center for coordination, U.S. officials said.

The plan will be unveiled by President Barack Obama on Tuesday, senior administration officials told reporters.

Sep 10, 2014

Obama prepared to authorize air strikes in Syria against Islamic State

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama, who will set out a broad long-term strategy to defeat the Islamic State in a speech to Americans on Wednesday evening, is prepared to authorize air strikes against the group in Syria, U.S. officials said.

Pursuing the Islamist radicals inside Syria would complement an expanded military campaign to back government forces in Iraq following the formation of a more inclusive government in Baghdad.

Sep 10, 2014
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Sep 9, 2014

Ahead of speech, Obama briefs Congress on Islamic State strategy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama told leaders of Congress on Tuesday that he did not need for them to authorize his strategy to fight Islamic State, ahead of a speech to Americans that may herald expanded operations against the group in Iraq and perhaps Syria.

Obama’s White House speech at 9 p.m. ET on Wednesday (0100 GMT on Thursday) will be his most significant effort to outline a strategy against a group whose savage methods have included the beheading of two American captives.

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      "Jeff Mason covers the White House for Reuters. He was the lead correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and has been posted in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain, traveling with all three candidates. Jeff has also been posted in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry and Brussels, Belgium, where he covered climate change and the European Union. He has appeared on MSNBC, CNN, BBC, and NPR. Jeff is a graduate of Northwestern University and a former Fulbright scholar."
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