I think it's great news that President Obama is prepared to send as many as 3,000 troops to West Africa to fight the ebola epidemic. The plan - which includes building 17 ebola treatment centers with about 1,700 beds - seems well coordinated and logistically sophisticated. It may not be enough (the UN just said up to $1 billion would be needed to fight the epidemic) but I think it's a great start. This commitment will hopefully help hard hit countries like Libera from falling into a complete humanitarian crisis and will help stop the spread of the virus throughout West Africa and elsewhere.