2012 Games pose security risk

November 13, 2009 4:44:43 AM PST
Britain's security minister says London faces the largest security challenge since World War II when it hosts the 2012 Olympics. Alan West told a London conference on Friday that the British capital will almost certainly be at higher risk of a terrorist attack during the games.

He said the threat level will likely rise to severe -- meaning an attack is considered highly likely.

But West said Britain has a $1 billion budget specifically for Olympic security, and is confident in its planning.

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