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Britain puts tens of thousands of troops at the ready for Olympics

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  • 18,200 the number of British troops prepared to assist in this month’s Olympic Games in London
  • 9,500 the number of British troops currently in Afghanistan fighting, y’know, an ongoing war source

» And more troops were just added: The country added another 1,200 troops to the roster in an effort to tighten security even further. They ain’t messing around. ”On the eve of the largest peacetime event ever staged in this country, ministers are clear that we should leave nothing to chance,” said Olympics Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

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