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Obama briefed on Olympic security

During the briefing, President Obama instructed his team "to review carefully and act on any new information that might affect the security of the Games."
Posted By JC Finley   |   Feb. 5, 2014 at 11:33 AM   |   Comments

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WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama received a briefing Tuesday in the White House Situation Room concerning security at the Sochi Winter Olympics and American cooperation with Russian authorities.

Obama was briefed by intelligence officials on the security environment, cooperation with the Russian services, and "on the full range of U.S. government support for our athletes, delegation, and Americans attending the Olympics."

The president was assured that all appropriate steps are being taken to safeguard Americans at the Winter Olympics.

Obama instructed his team "to review carefully and act on any new information that might affect the security of the Games."

Also in attendance at the Situation Room briefing were: Vice President Joe Biden, National Security Adviser Susan Rice, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Lisa Monaco, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, Director of Central Intelligence John Brennan, National Counterterrorism Center Director Matthew Olsen, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation James Comey, Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey, Secretary of Homeland Security Jen Johnson, and Deputy Attorney General James Cole.


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