Nightly News   |  January 24, 2014

Hagel: U.S. Can Rescue Americans from Sochi if Needed

Americans attending the Olympics are being urged to tone down the USA logo wear when in public areas.

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>>> u.s. secretary of defense chuck hagel said today if the u.s. needs to rescue americans and extract them from sochi in russia for any reason, the military will have that arranged with the russians. hagel says he has discussed u.s. assistance and protection of american citizens with his russian counterpart. but the russians have not requested any specific assistance or technology. the administration officials said today that as in the past, diplomatic security officers will be accompanying the american athletes to their events, we also learned today the international olympic committee and the u.s. have agreed to advice from the committee. don't advertise that you're an american when outside the olympic venues.