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USA To Send Warships to Russian Olympics for Athlete Security

The USS Mount Whitney

Following several terrorist attacks in the lead up to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia the United Sates Government has announced that it will be sending several warships to the Black Sea. The ships will be at the ready should they be needed to evacuate Americans in the event of a terrorist attack or any other emergency, a Pentagon official said Monday.

“Concerns about security threats during the Olympics have grown in the wake of the deadly Dec. 29 explosion by a suspected suicide bomber in the southern Russian city of Volgograd. The bombing was followed a day later by an alleged suicide attack in the same city on a trolleybus.

The two attacks, which Russian officials say were carried out by militants from Russia’s North Caucasus region, killed 34 people and left dozens more wounded.

Russia’s struggle with Islamic militants dates back to the fall of the Soviet Union and the bloody wars of the 1990s against separatists in Chechnya.” – stripes.com


Vladimir Putin Interview 2014: Russian President on Olympic Security | Video – ABC News.

George Stephanopoulos interviews Russian President Putin in Sochi about security threats facing the Winter Olympics.