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FBI Director to Review Olympics Security

FBI Director Robert Mueller heads to the host city of next year’s Olympics on Thursday with a dual agenda: praise Greek authorities for fighting domestic terrorists but press Olympic planners to fill perceived security gaps. Mueller’s two-day visit highlights the gap between Greek confidence in their security blueprint and Washington’s insistence that more needs to be done. Mueller is expected to address one key U.S. worry: the relentless flow of illegal immigrants into Greece from Balkan neighbors to the north and by sea from the Turkish coast to the east. There are fears terrorists aiming at Olympic targets could possibly use the clandestine routes. Other points of friction include how to protect the American team during the Aug. 13-29 games. At least 100 U.S. security personnel are expected to watch over the athletes, coaches and others. Greek officials have said the agents cannot be armed, but it’s unclear whether this applies to only Olympic venues or all areas of the city. Full Story

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