Obama Commits 'Military Assets' for Ebola Health-Care Surge

The Ebola crisis in west Africa is " a national security priority" for the United States, President Obama said in an interview.Two months ago, the American president said, he told his national security team that "we have to make this a national security priority" and that the United States must mobilize the international community to get resources to the region. "U.S. military assets" are needed, he told Chuck Todd from the U.S. television network NBC, to compensate for the shortage of local public health workers and to support "a surge of public health workers and equipment and to set up isolation units. African governments "are making some significant progress."

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