FBI Director to Visit Athens to Inspect 2004 Olympics Security

FBI Director Robert Mueller is scheduled to travel to Athens Thursday to inspect security planning for the 2004 Olympics amid concerns that Greece is unprepared to respond to a biological or chemical attack, according to the Associated Press (see GSN, Oct. 29).

During his visit, Mueller is expected to meet with Olympic planners and Greek officials and review the status of antiterrorism measures, a federal law enforcement official said yesterday.

The United States believes that adequate security measures will be in place by the time the Olympics begin, but that such measures will be ready “at the last minute. Not the way we would do business, obviously,” a senior U.S. counterterrorism official said (Curt Anderson, Associated Press/Salon.com, Nov. 4).

November 4, 2003
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FBI Director Robert Mueller is scheduled to travel to Athens Thursday to inspect security planning for the 2004 Olympics amid concerns that Greece is unprepared to respond to a biological or chemical attack, according to the Associated Press (see GSN, Oct. 29).

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