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27 September 2014
In the article “Citing security threat, Obama expands U.S. role fighting Ebola”, I discovered that the Ebola outbreak is seen as a threat to global security, in President Barack Obama’s eyes. President Obama is increasing the United States’ role in fighting the Ebola disease. He is going to position 3,000 troops in West Africa, create a “regional command and control center” (Mason and Giahyue 2) in Monrovia, Liberia’s capital, and build 17 treatment centers. Obama also plans to train thousands of medical professionals for more than six months, and create an ‘air bridge’ in order to speed up travel from the United States to West Africa. The identification of the Ebola disease was in 1976, and this is the worst outbreak since that year. Ebola has killed almost 2,500 people. Although the chances of outbreak in the United States are very low, our plan is to provide support to the United Nations and other international partners. As of September 18th, 2014, $175 million had already been dedicated to fighting Ebola, and the Defense Department had been planning on asking Congress to approve the use of $500 million to help cover the mission costs. Additionally, up to $1 billion are available for use in fighting Ebola, and $88 million were being sought in Congress. Both Democratic and Republican leaders want to the United States to fund the fight against the Ebola virus.
The focus of the 3,000 troops that President Barack Obama is sending to West Africa is slowing down, or possibly even stopping, the spread of Ebola in West Africa. The troops are being stationed in the most Ebolaaffected areas, and is coordinating relief efforts with the station in the capital of Liberia, Monrovia. (Belluz)
The main country experiencing the Ebola epidemic is Liberia, which is why the United States is ...
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