President Obama is citing enormous progress in the fight against Ebola.

In a White House event, Obama said the U.S. has risen to the challenge. He argued that the U.S. has led the international response to the Ebola crisis through a policy of sound science, not fear.

Obama noted that he is bringing back most of the nearly 14-hundred U.S. troops who were deployed to West Africa to help battle the deadly virus.

About 100 American troops will remain in West Africa, along with civilian volunteers and healthcare workers from the CDC and the National Institutes of Health.

The President called the Ebola crisis a wakeup call and said important lessons have been learned about how to deal with such global emergencies in the future.  (Metro Networks Inc.)