I don’t remember any Olympics that had this type of contingency planning that was leaked do you?!?!? I suppose this is also part of the posturing as well as the planning. On Monday, it was leaked that the U.S. military will have up to two warships and several large transport aircraft on standby as a contingency plan to help evacuate American officials and athletes during the Sochi Olympic if ordered.
As you would expect, the State Department would take the lead in organizing and evacuating Americans. The plan calls for the warships to enter the Black Sea in the next few days. In a crisis the ships’ helicopters could fly quickly to Sochi and begin evacuating American officials. C-17 aircraft being put on standby in Germany could be on the scene in about two hours for additional evacuations. Other aircraft contracted to the State Department would also play a role.
Interesting leak no?!?!?