05 Jul '12, 3pm

British government deploying sizable military to reinforce Olympic security #TechNews

British government deploying sizable military to reinforce Olympic security #TechNews

The British Parliament is going ‘all-out’ with security at this year’s (2012) Olympic Games being held in London. The government recently stated that they are set to deploy 13,500 military personnel, more than are stationed in all of Afghanistan, as back-up for the 10,000+ police and private security contractors (unknown as to the total number). To give an idea of what security measures are being put in place for this year’s summer games, Parliament is placing surface-to-air missiles on various roof-tops around the city in order to combat any airborne threat that might incur. Even the river Thames will serve as a staging platform for troops stationed the country’s largest amphibious assault ship the HMS Ocean, which can provide sea, ground and air support whenever and wherever needed. Sprinkled among the conventional forces will be the UK’s elite SAS (Special Air Service) ...

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