Keeping Terror At Bay

YANNIS KONTOS/POLARIS for TIME

RISING: Security at the Hellinikon Olympic Complex

When terrorists from the 17 November group gunned down a British brigadier in Athens two years ago, Western intelligence officials warned Greece that it was "one bullet away" from losing the 2004 Summer Games. Today, those same officials say Greece's crackdown on the deadly terror organization is encouraging. But serious security concerns remain.

Though the Greeks promise to deploy at least 50,000 personnel backed by F-16 fighter jets, they acknowledge that they lack the sophisticated technology and relevant experience to coordinate such a massive security operation. But with less than two years to go before the opening ceremonies,...

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