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US security agents are to be based at Heathrow and some other UK airports for the duration of the Olympic Games, according to Sky sources.
The Department for Transport has reached an agreement with the US Transportation Security Administration for specialist agents to be based at several UK airports.
They will arrive one week before the Olympics, and leave around a week after the end of the Paralympics.
Originally posted by Ericthenewbie
reply to post by GLaDOS
Whoever authorized the presence of US agents may be the same that hired the British security firm G4S that failed miserably in providing adequately trained staff for the games hence why the British military was called in to fill the void as well.
Does anyone know if G4S still holds the contract for leading the evacuation of London if something catastrophic was to happen? For the people's sake I hope not.
Originally posted by FOXMULDER147
It's an international event, why not have international security?
As long as they don't start impinging on the civil liberties of the British general public then I don't see a problem.