The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. IOC Still Confident About Olympic Security After Russian Bombings

    The president of the International Olympic Committee has expressed his confidence that athletes and spectators will be safe at February’s Olympic Games in Sochi following two terrorist attacks in Volgograd. The blasts at the city’s train station and in a commuter trolleybus are believed to be the work of Islamist rebels seeking to end Russian rule in Chechnya and Dagestan. Vladimir Putin has increased security, and the police presence in Sochi is expected to be intense. Many, however, are concerned that the Volgograd bombings could be a precursor to a larger, bloodier attack.

    Sources: USA Today, ESPN

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