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Scale of Olympic military protection revealed

Around 13,500 military personnel are to help provide security during the London Olympics - more than the total number of troops currently serving in Afghanistan.

Here Newsnight assesses the scale and nature of the deployment and talks to Defence Secretary Philip Hammond about who will be responsible for the troops and who is footing the bill.

Broadcast on Thursday 15 December 2011.

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