Ebola-troopsA Defense Department memo indicates that military commanders will be given the authority to quarantine US troops returning from Ebola ravaged nations in a secure DoD facility for 21 days. The memo, obtained by CNN, says that troops will be monitored at the facility, tested for Ebola, and treated there if necessary. The memo does not specify the location of the facility that will house the troops, but an official speaking anonymously confirmed that it will likely be a site close to Washington DC. With 500 troops already deployed to West Africa, and potentially 4000 in total authorized to ship out, the DC facility must be a large complex equipped to deal with and contain hazardous materials. The CNN report says that the memo, which has not been made public, “spells out precise procedures for monitoring troops’ exposure and how any problems will be dealt with.” It is said to explain that troops potentially exposed to bodily fluids of Ebola patients will be immediately evacuated from West Africa, shipped back into the US and quarantined at the military facility. The thought of having Ebola infected US troops brought immediately back into the US will stoke more fear among those who warned that sending troops in the first place posed a major risk to the American public. Considering that the virus has already infected 2 medical workers in Dallas, who cared for ‘Patient 0′ Thomas Eric Duncan, as well as the boyfriend of one of the nurses, it seems insane to willingly ship in more who have contracted the virus from outside the US at the epicenter of its spread. More