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    Hagel on Sochi: We Can Evacuate

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel listens to a question during his joint news conference with British Defense Secretary Philip Hammond at the Pentagon, Thursday, May 2, 2013, where they talked about Syria.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Defense Secretary Hagel at the Pentagon on Thursday. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

    This is reassuring. The Pentagon is prepared to evacuate American citizens from the Sochi Winter Olympics in the case of a terrorist attack, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Friday. “If we need to extract our citizens we’ll have appropriate arrangements with the Russians to do this,” he assured. At least 10,000 Americans will be in attendance, and the Obama administration has recently warned of an uptick in terrorist threats after suicide bombings killed 30 last month in nearby Volgorad.

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