Saw this AP story and fought off a brief episode of paranoia to wonder why he would NOT be calling out Homeland Defense, and/or the CDC or any of the myriad Federal agencies actually tasked with this sort of thing?
I kinda assumed he was talking about CONUS before reality hit? But no…
“WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday authorized the Pentagon to call up reserve and National Guard troops if they are needed to assist in the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.”
Mind you he apparently didn’t consider extra funding for WHO or other international health organization? So some shoe salesman from Anywhere, USA could be sent to Africa?
Cross posted from TAH.