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US prepared to evacuate Americans from Sochi

US prepared to evacuate Americans from Sochi
Posted Tuesday, January 21st 2014 @ 8am  by Rob Quinn, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– As Russia hunts "black widow" bombers believed to be targeting the Sochi Olympics, an offer of help has arrived from the Pentagon. The US military says it is "conducting prudent planning and preparations" in case American support is needed to deal with militant threats and it will have air and naval assets available, reportsReuters. That includes two warships stationed nearby in case US citizens need to be evacuated. "The United States has offered its full support to the Russian government as it conducts security preparations for the Winter Olympics," says a Pentagon spokesman.

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