The U.S. Military Sent to Fight EBOLA in Africa?

 Posted:  September 17, 2014

This is a recent headline that takes one’s breath away.

Is this a justifiable use of United States Military Personnel? Is their mission to be one of humanitarian missions around the world or protecting the sovereign borders of the U.S.?

We haven’t seen much about this but sending 3000 U.S. military personnel to the heart of EBOLA country seems both dangerous to the U.S. and especially dangerous for the soldiers. When the soldiers get ill are they going to be brought back to the U.S. for treatment even though the virus is obviously not easy to contain because it is spreading rapidly in Africa?

Wouldn’t a better use of the military be to shut down our borders to keep infected persons from crossing into the United States and spreading the disease?

At what point do some of the richest countries in the world (Saudi Arabia for one) step up to the plate and deal with a regional issue that threatens to break into their country? At what point does Europe step up to the plate because they already have problems with immigration and troubles controlling their borders?

At what point does someone ask Tom Udall to rein in the Commander in Chief and remind him that the military fights battles and changing bedsheets is a little bit out of their job description.

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