President Authorizes Guard and Reserve Call-Up for Ebola

October 16, 2014 9:09 PM

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is authorizing the Pentagon to call up reserve and National Guard troops if they are needed to assist in the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

The U.S. has already committed to sending up to 4,000 military personnel to West Africa to provide logistics and help build treatment units to confront the rapidly spreading and deadly virus.

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