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Greece Seeks More Security for Olympics

Greece asked NATO on Friday for help with Olympic security as nervous authorities deployed bomb squads and sniffer dogs at railroad stations after the deadly bombings in Spain. Greek officials had previously said that NATO allies would be on standby in case of a terrorist attack or other crises during the Aug. 13-29 Olympic Games. But the formal written appeal for help apparently reflected heightened concerns and still further efforts to bolster an already unprecedented Olympic security network. Foreign Ministry spokesman Giorgos Koumoutsakos said Greece asked the alliance for help “mainly in areas of aerial surveillance, joint monitoring of seas and protection against a chemical, biological and nuclear incident.” Full Story

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