Pentagon To Deploy 1,400 Troops To Liberia Amid Ebola Epidemic – 3 October 2014

RT logoThe United States will send 1,400 soldiers to West Africa by late October in efforts to contribute relief in the fight against the Ebola virus outbreak in the region, according to the Pentagon.

The troops will join about 200 US military personnel already there, Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby announced earlier this week.

Half of the 1,400-troop deployment will consist of combat engineers who will be tasked with coordinating the construction of 17 Ebola treatment centers that will supply a total of 1,700 beds. Installations sending troops for this effort include the 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas, and Joint Task Force Carson at Fort Carson, Colorado, Stars and Stripesreported.

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