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Olympic Security a 'Shambles,' Chief Admits

Firm keeping $90M management fee despite massive failures

(Newser) - The chief of security giant G4S was summoned before British lawmakers for an Olympic-size scolding yesterday. Under questioning, Nick Buckles was forced to acknowledge that his company's arrangements for the London Olympics are a "humiliating shambles," CNN reports. The company admitted just weeks before the Games that... More »

UK Military Drafts Vets to Guard Olympics

Contractor says there's a 50-50 chance bomb would slip past security

(Newser) - The British military has been forced to hold an "emergency draft" to add another 3,500 troops to its Olympic security contingent—most of them soldiers just returning from Afghanistan—after the private security company hired to protect the games came up thousands short of the number of guards... More »

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