AF1 has landed in Atlanta.
MONROVIA/WASHINGTON, Sept 16 (Reuters) – The United States
has pledged to send 3,000 troops West Africa, using its military
muscle to battle the biggest ever outbreak of Ebola by building
treatment clinics and training health workers to halt the spread
of the deadly virus.
President Barack Obama is expected to outline the action
later on Tuesday, his second announcement of a major military
operation in two weeks after his declaration that Washington
would bomb Islamic State fighters in the Middle East.
AF1 is wheels up
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.
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.
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.