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The U.S. reaction to a potential terror attack in Sochi would be quick and multi-faceted, but it could be hampered by Russian forces standing in the way. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.
Several countries, including the U.S., are setting up their own plans to protect their own athletes and tourists at the Winter Games in Sochi. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.
CNN's Suzanne Kelly reports on the controversial use of omnipresent camera systems in major U.S. cities.
How did a boy without a passport and ticket sneak onto a flight from Britain to Rome? CNN's Kate Bolduan reports.
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By CNN's Wolf Blitzer
(CNN) – President Obama took a very important step today when he ordered the U.S. intelligence community for the first time to routinely prepare national intelligence estimates “on the risk of mass atrocities and genocide.”
It’s a significant development. The intelligence community is always charged with preparing estimates on global national security issues: How close is Iran to building a nuclear bomb? Where are the most serious al Qaeda threats? What’s going on in North Korea? How secure is Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal? How vulnerable is the U.S. to cyberwarfare attack?