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U.S. to send Special Forces to Greece for Olympics security

NATO is expected today to approve a plan to send 400 U.S. Special Forces to Greece to help in the event of a terrorist attack during the Olympics, a senior NATO official said Wednesday. The expected deployment comes two weeks after the Greeks asked the North Atlantic Treaty Organization for additional counterterrorism assistance, apparently to patch holes in the $1.5 billion Olympic security plan. The request was made under pressure from the Bush administration, which wants forces on the ground before the Aug. 13-29 Games start, the NATO official said. The official requested anonymity because of the controversy surrounding the plan. Some members of the 26-member military alliance object to using NATO as a cover for what should be a deal between the United States and Greece. Full Story

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