Warships part of U.S. contingency plan for Sochi Olympics

Warships part of U.S. contingency plan for Sochi Olympics

Warships part of U.S. contingency plan for Sochi Olympics

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by Barbara Starr

WHAS11.com

Posted on January 20, 2014 at 3:41 PM

Updated Monday, Jan 20 at 3:48 PM

(CNN)-- The U.S. military will have up to two warships and several transport aircraft on standby under a contingency plan to help evacuate American officials and athletes from the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, if ordered, a U.S. official said.

The State Department would take the lead in organizing and evacuating Americans, if necessary, the official with direct knowledge of the plan told CNN.

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