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The daily STEW

The daily STEW (Star-Telegram Editorial Writers): Soldiers from Fort Hood are preparing to deploy to Africa to aid in fighting the Ebola epidemic. Is this a proper assignment for U.S. soldiers, or does it wrongly endanger our troops?

This is a very emotional issue. I am not in favor of sending troops to fight a disease. They are trained to fight for freedom and liberty. How can our president send troops to Africa and not to the Middle East to fight ISIL? Secure our borders and let the World Health Organization take care of Ebola. Connie Crawford

Our military does humanitarian missions all the time. My son was sent to Haiti after the earthquake for months. But this could end up being a huge disaster for our soldiers, our country. Dawn Cermak Rhudy

They will be building clinics not dealing directly with people who are dying of Ebola. If we don’t stop the spread we will see more of Ebola here in the U.S. These guys will be protecting our borders by doing this work. This is what they signed up for …. May God watch over them. Aileen Casillas Ayala

My husband has been in the Navy for 20 years. He joined to protect our freedom. So that we may continue to have freedom. Freedom from tyranny, not disease. Kari Ray

It is a very dangerous but proper assignment for two reasons. First, Ebola is a terrible epidemic and those people need help. Second, in helping them we are helping ourselves because if Ebola spreads to Latin America, we will have [trouble] controlling it in the USA. Chris


I’m just wondering what a bunch of young people who aren’t doctors can do other than intimidate people. I am interested though to actually see what they do when they get there. Tony Desmuke