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Cost of maximum security: $1.5 billion

Updated: August 10, 2004, 2:43 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

They are poised, some 120 Patriot missiles -- PAC-2s and PAC-3s as they are known in the military-intelligence community -- to foil an attack on the XXVIII Olympiad. They are deployed at five sites around Greece's capital city, three in Athens, one on the island of Skyros in the Aegean Sea and another near the northern city of Thessaloniki. Two weeks before Friday's Opening Ceremonies, Air Force General Dimitris Mandilis outlined the plan of defensive action at Tatoi Air Base, 16 miles north of ...

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