US government bought 160,000 Ebola hazmat suits; not a single one will go to soldiers sent to West Africa

US government bought 160,000 Ebola hazmat suits; not a single one will go to soldiers sent to West Africa

ACGR's "News with Attitude"

10/26/2014
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U.S. troops ordered by the President to Ebola-stricken West Africa are going to be sent with the best protective equipment available, right? That might be what you’d expect from the most powerful, best-equipped fighting force that the world has ever seen, but you’d be wrong.

In fact, according to reports, troops from the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division who are being sent to the Ebola zone won’t be getting full protective hazmat clothing and suits for their mission. As Britain’s Daily Mail reported:

Instead, the troops will be given only masks and gloves to protect them from the potentially fatal virus, General David Rodriguez said at a Pentagon briefing.

The Kentucky-based Army division is being sent to Liberia to help coordinate the response to the epidemic, and will primarily be building hospitals and treatment and training centers.

Troops trained in donning hazmat suits but…

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