US offers Russia anti-terrorism technology for Olympics

US Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks with his Russian counterpart Gen. Valery Gerasimov during a NATO meeting for defense chiefs in Brussels, January 21, 2014—Photo courtesy US Department of Defense/US Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton.

Newscast Media WASHINGTON—The United States and Russia on Tuesday discussed using
US technology to combat terrorism at next month’s Winter Olympics in Sochi amid
concerns that extremists could target the games, the Pentagon’s news service
reported.

US Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told his Russian
counterpart Gen. Valery Gerasimov that the United States is willing to share technical
information on countering improvised explosive devices (IEDs) prior to the February 7
start of the Sochi games if the American technology is compatible with Russian
systems, the American Forces Press Service (AFPS) reported. CONTINUE TO FULL ARTICLE>>