Securing the Winter Olympics: The Extreme Measures to Stop Extremists
January 24, 2014  //  By:   //  News Briefs, Uncategorized, World News  //  No Comment

As the Olympics are rapidly approaching, the United States and Russia have banded together to attempt to secure the Sochi Olympic grounds. Russia has spent $50 billion to host the Olympics, including the construction of the “Ring of Steel”. However in the last week, Russia has been on a manhunt searching for a group of terrorists known as the “black widows” threatening a “surprise” at the Olympics and claiming to have penetrated the “Ring of Steel” measures.

To assist in safety measures during the games, the United States has offered to share its communication technology system with Russian if implementation in their infrastructure is possible. This technology would prevent cell phone detonation of bombs. Russia will also have space-based monitoring of the grounds going live on February 7. In further preparation for the Olympics, the United States has planned on moving large warships close to Sochi in case evacuation of the 200 person United States Olympic team is needed.

Although the countries are hoping the security, technology and evacuation plan are unneeded, the threat of attack has become very real to both countries and a race to amp up Olympic security is one in which these two world powers play on the same team. (Addison Naugle – VNN) (Image: Flickr | thor_matt83)

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Addison Naugle is a licensed Attorney in Arizona with a passion for law and justice. Naugle believes that education and giving back to the community are paramount in the development of one's self and one's community. She has been an animal foster for the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control and served as an the Mentor Coordinator for the Women's Law Association at Arizona Summit Law. In 2012-2013, Naugle served as the Vice President of Outlaw and assisted in fundraising the third largest amount for the AIDS walk in Phoenix. After graduating from Arizona State University with a B.A. in Women and Gender Studies and United States History, Naugle obtained her Juris Doctorate from Arizona Summit Law School. Naugle enjoys reading, researching, ballroom dancing, vacationing and exploring the world with her husband.