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Official: U.S. Military To Have Craft On Standby For Sochi Games

A U.S. official today said that the U.S. military "will have up to two warships and several transport aircraft on standby under a contingency plan to help evacuate American officials and athletes" from the Sochi Games, if ordered. The official added that the State Department "would take the lead in organizing and evacuating Americans." The Russian government "would have to ask for such assistance before the United States would act" (, 1/20).
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