We don’t need to be taking planners away from the CT [counterterrorism] mission.
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The Obama administration’s decision to enlist the Defense Department in responding to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is raising concerns that the task is pulling the already-stretched military away from other missions, including vital counterterrorism operations.
“We don’t need to be taking planners away from the CT [counterterrorism] mission, and that is what is going on,” a Defense Department source told Fox News.
USAID and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are already involved, but President Obama said in an interview last weekend that the U.S. military is being brought in to help stanch the deadly epidemic. Obama said the military could help set up isolation units and provide security for health workers, among other tasks.