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Russian and American Military Officers Discuss Winter Olympics Security

There have been terror threats

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WASHINGTON — The top U.S. and Russian military officers discussed sharing data to help defeat terror threats at the Winter Olympic Games next month in Sochi, according to a spokesman for Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Dempsey met Tuesday in Brussels with Gen. Valeriy Gerasimov, his counterpart in the Russian military. Dempsey committed to having U.S. experts work with Russia's to ensure that any electronic equipment the U.S. military offered could be used safely and effectively with Russian gear, said Air Force Col. Ed Thomas, Dempsey's spokesman.