Heeding calls by affected West African nations, the United States is sending its troops to help with Ebola crisis. The first group of the military will be going to Liberia. The deployment will include 3,000 army troops and personnel in various categories. It is part of a multi-million dollar program to fight Ebola that was announced by the President in the middle of September 2014. So far, Ebola has claimed more than 2,600 lives.
The U. S. army troops will help to establish a training center for medical responders and attend to logistics issues. They will also coordinate distribution of supplies and construct 17 additional treatment centers. They are expected to train 500 healthcare workers per week.
However, some African nations and people from Liberia are skeptical about the presence of army troops from the U. S. The U. S. has been slowly building its presence in Africa and more and more drone activities by the US are seen in Africa lately. Sending troops to help with the Ebola outbreak help the US army to train its members in new environments, get local experiences, collect tactical data, built relationships with the country and local communities.