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US Military Reduces Ebola Mission by 1,000 Troops

Military.com reports that “The U.S. military has scaled back the number of U.S. troops needed to combat Ebola in West Africa from 4,000 to 3,000 personnel, the Army general in command of the military operation said.”  

“Army Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky, commander of the 101st Airborne Division, told reporters the situation in Liberia has improved slightly and can be handled with fewer forces than originally expected.”  

“‘We have got just under 2,200 right now. We will top out in the middle of December just short of 3,000, and that is the most we will bring into country,’ Volesky told reporters at the Pentagon during a Nov. 12 video teleconference.”  

 

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