Source: Daily Mail
Up to 13,500 British troops will protect the London Olympics from a terrorist atrocity, it was revealed today.
The figure is 4,000 more than the number who currently serve in Afghanistan and will see bomb disposal experts, specialist sniffer dog handlers, building search teams and regular soldiers will support the police to keep the 2012 Games safe.
The Ministry of Defence added that snipers in Lynx and Puma helicopters will patrol the skies of London.
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