US warships arrive in Black Sea to keep an eye on Sochi Olympics

Global Post: Two United States warships were headed to the Black Sea just two days before the Winter Olympics were set to begin in Sochi, Russia.

The USS Mount Whitney sailed into the Black Sea, and the USS Taylor was slated to arrive later on Wednesday, NBC News reported.

Pentagon officials told NBC the ships would act as support vehicles for American security operations there.

The Whitney was constructed for communications. If the National Security Agency were to build a boat, the Whitney might be it.

According to the Whitney’s website, its “communications capability is second to none.”

The Taylor packs more of a physical punch as a guided missile frigate.

On Tuesday, the National Counterterrorism Center director told Congress that US and Russian authorities were tracking “a number of specific threats” aimed at Sochi.

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