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The Secret Service: Stretched to the breaking point

December 29, 2014
Carol Leonnig, Samuel Granados | The Washington Post
In the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Secret Service struggled with expanded duties, more complex security threats and largely flat budgets followed by cuts. Security lapses occurred more often.
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Panel calls for deep changes at the Secret Service

December 19, 2014
Carol Leonnig, Jerry Markon | The Washington Post
An independent panel on Thursday recommended sweeping changes at the Secret Service, saying the elite protective agency is “starved for leadership” and calling for an outsider as director, hundreds of new agents and officers, and a higher fence around the White House.
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