USA Today:The US military may send as many as 4,000 troops to Africa to battle the Ebola virus, Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary said Friday. bout 1,000 additional troops could be deployed there, Kirby said, and the number of troops could go higher than that. “I’m not going to put a floor or ceiling on this,” Kirby said.
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