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Drafting in 3,500 soldiers to guard Olympics 'not very clever'

The former security minister Lord West, who had responsibility for the security of the Olympics from 2007-10, has said that drafting in soldiers to guard the games at the last minute is "not very clever".

He told ITV News he believed there had been a "triumph of optimism at G4S" and that the Government should have watched the company more closely.