Pentagon Admits: Only 1 Plane to Evacuate Up to 4 Ebola-Infected Soldiers Per Week, 1 at a Time
That may change in January of next year when the Pentagon is expected to procure isolation pods that will be able to transport more symptomatic troops out of West Africa. Approximately 3,000 troops are to be deployed on the Ebola mission in West Africa by the end of 2014.
Major Gen. James M. Lariviere, the deputy director of Political-Military Affairs at the Pentagon, revealed that currently, there is only one plane in West Africa to transport symptomatic soldiers to the United States for treatment. This aircraft has the capacity to carry one person at a time and make four trips per week.
Gen. Lariviere made those revelations while Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC) grilled him during an October 24 Ebola hearing
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