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February 4th, 2014
09:45 PM ET

U.S. Official: "Specific threats" targeting Sochi Olympics

A top U.S. counterterrorism official says there are "specific threats" aimed at the Olympics with just three days away.

The United States is currently tracking the threats and racing against time to stop any terrorist attacks.

U.S. warships and aircraft are moving into final position, ready to respond if needed.

President Obama was briefed on security and assured by his team that they are "taking all appropriate steps regarding the safety of Americans," the White House said.

During a high-level briefing in the Situation Room, Obama directed his team to continue to work closely with the Russian government and "to review carefully and act on any new information that might affect the security of the Games."

OutFront: Congressman Mike Rogers, the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.


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