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US Military Counter-Terrorism Teams on Ground in Rio

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NBC News reports that counter-terrorism teams from the US Navy and Marine Corps are in Brazil, working directly with Brazilian Federal Police and their navy to protect US athletes and spectators at the Olympics.  Larger units are on call to perform rescue operations, even at a large scale if needed. “The classified report outlines an operation that encompasses all 17 …

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Security Theater in Europe?

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I spent last week traveling with my family throughout London and Paris, and our itinerary gave me plenty of opportunity to experience the heightened security measures in place at many of the more popular attractions in each city.  ISIS strikes once every 84 hours in Europe according to a recent estimate, so it’s only natural that British and French governments have …