White House press secretary Jay Carney speaks during his daily news briefing at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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The White House stopped short of expressing full confidence in Russia's Olympics security operation on Wednesday following a call between presidents Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin.At a White House briefing, spokesman Jay Carney said that there was "concern" in Washington about an uptick in threat reporting from Islamic extremists relating to the Sochi Games.He said the United States would send diplomatic security and FBI agents who would liaise with Russia security to protect American athletes and spectators.US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel had already offered American support during a January 4 phone call with his Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu.
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