G4S Admits to 'Humiliating Shambles' over Olympics Security

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Last week, private security company G4S admitted it won't have enough security personnel to cover the London Olympics. With the games scheduled to start in just 10 days, the British Army agreed to provide 3500 soldiers, bringing the total to some 17,000. But today, G4S head Nick Buckles admitted that his company's effort to provide security has become a "humiliating shambles," but said it will not forfeit a management fee of $90 million. Parliament's Committee on Home Security made sure he would never forget it. Alan Cowell is senior correspondent for the New York Times.




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