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Olympics opening ceremony just three days away now and today officials in Britain are taking new steps to ramp up security and -- BWAY.
The British government called up some 12100 more troops to patrol Olympic venues those personnel were originally on stand by.
This comes after a private security company reportedly failed to provide enough guards.
That means 181000.
Plus British military members and will help secure the Olympic Games.
For some context that's nearly twice the number of British troops serving in Afghanistan right now.
The fox four chief correspondent Jonathan Hunt is with us are these troops being deployed because of new threat information -- for just general reasons -- what.
-- not saying anything about any new specific threat chat but we are being told the terrorist chatter has increased something like full full.
But they say they -- have no credible information.
About any specific threat nonetheless the decision to deploy these 12100 -- troops was taken and I think this is interesting opera committee meeting.
Chad by the British prime minister himself.
The Olympics secretary as he is titled -- Jeremy hunt though says this is just about making people feel that little bit safer listen.
With three days after the opening ceremony -- an incredibly busy weekend we don't want to leave and Athens -- And we just decided this was the right message -- because for the public the most important thing is -- safe and secure games.
An interesting report in the got -- newspaper today to alleging that some of -- Security agents being trained by -- full -- that private security company that's failed to -- deliver enough agents are only getting.
Twenty minutes training on those bomb detection -- -- a lot of consumes all around that that's a physical threat but they're worried about much more than that.
They're very worried about cyber attacks as well in fact there is -- -- -- highly.
Separate system set up fall.
-- dealing with any problem potential cyber attacks against any of the venues or any -- web sites and attached to the Olympics.
It's called the technology operations center that will be -- 24 hours a day -- throughout the duration all of the Olympics and clearly that worry not just about Olympic web sites but any sort of attack.
That could break a -- some of the infrastructure you can imagine the chaos that would ensue if for instance they managed to bring down the traffic light system or indeed perhaps the subway system in London so a whole slew of concerns right now they're doing their best Jonathan Hunt thank you.
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