(ZIP) -- Why exactly are we exposing American troops to a deadly virus thousands of miles away?
Via The Hill:
Specialized U.S. troops setting up mobile labs in Africa to test for the Ebola virus are likely to come into contact with the deadly disease, the Pentagon said Tuesday.
U.S. troops already have set up three mobile labs, and there are plans to set up four more.
The Pentagon said that the troops are highly-trained and specialized, and that those working in the laboratories would wear protective suits. They will also receive pre-deployment training, and will constantly monitored, Army Gen. David Rodriguez, commander of U.S. Africa Command, said at a Pentagon briefing.
“I am confident that we can ensure our service members’ safety and the safety of their families and the American people,” he said.