Snipers on roof as Davos starts

Ahead of meeting, Swiss gird for terrorists, refugees

Posted: January 23, 2013 at 3:03 a.m.

An armed police officer stands on the snow-covered rooftop of the Hotel Davos and looks out over the Congress Center, the venue for the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. World leaders, Influential executives, bankers and policy makers arrive in the Swiss Alps for the 43rd annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, the five day event runs from Jan. 23-27. Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

The snipers on the rooftops of Davos and the miles of barbed wire snaking through the Alpine resort town are signs that Swiss military officials have more than the security of the world’s leaders and business elite in mind.

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