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Report: U.S. military to be on standby for Winter Olympics Published: January 20, 2014

Amid the recent security and terrorist concerns involving the Sochi Olympics, the U.S. is preparing a contingency plan to keep American athletes and officials safe.

The U.S. military will have warships and aircraft on standby during the games, CNN reports, citing a U.S. official.

The ships are in place "if something happens like a major terrorist attack and we need to get Americans out," the official told CNN.

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