“it is necessary to augment the active Armed Forces of the United States for the effective conduct of Operation United Assistance”
S–t just got real.
Breaking: Obama signs executive order authorizing DOD to call up selected reserve and ready reserve for Ebola response
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) October 16, 2014
The call up will assist the military force fighting Ebola as part of Operation United Assistance.
The Executive Order appears to be part of sending the National Guard to Liberia.
Here’s the Order, via Zeke Miller:
Here’s the key portion of the Order:
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including sections 121 and 12304 of title 10 , United States Code, I hereby determine that it is necessary to augment the active Armed Forces of the United States for the effective conduct of Operation United Assistance, which is providing support to civilian-led humanitarian assistance and consequence management support related to the Ebola virus disease outbreak
in West Africa . In furtherance of this operation, under the stated authority, I hereby authorize the Secretary of Defense, and the Secretary of Homeland Security with respect to the Coast Guard when it is not operating as a service in the Navy, under their respective jurisdictions, to order to active duty any units, and any individual members not assigned to a unit organized to serve as a unit of the Selected Reserve, or any member in the Individual Ready Reserve mobilization category and designated as essential under regulations prescribed by the Secretary concerned, and to terminate the service of those units and members ordered to active duty ….
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