Sochi 2014: Security concerns a reality for U.S. Olympians and their families

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This article helps students explore how terrorist groups operate, and the choices they make to threaten individual liberties.

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You can follow this link to an NBC news video detailing some of the security threats that are putting a black cloud over the Olympic fanfare. (This annotation contains a link)
Why do you believe terrorists would choose to target the games, athletes and spectators?  What impact do you feel such an attack might have? 
The Team USA Olympic uniforms seen at this link are easily recognizable and could make the athletes easy targets. (This annotation contains a link)
Muslim extremists groups often target Americans because 
Considering what you know about the media in your lifetime, and especially since 9/11, do  you feel the media tends to over hype terror attacks?  (If yes, explain why you think they would do this.  If no, explain how you view their coverage.) 
You can follow this link to see an interview with some of the parents of athletes as they discuss their concerns over potential terror attacks at the Sochi games. (This annotation contains a link)
Pretend for a moment that you are a parent of an Olympian.  Would you go to the Olympics under these circumstances?  Explain why or why not. 
Follow this link to find out more about the terrorist attack in Benghazi that the speaker is referring to. (This annotation contains a link)
In this sentence the word "soft" means 
What does this fact reveal about the level of concern amongst US government officials?