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    Another good book that explains a lot is "Standing Next to History." It was written by one of Reagan's team leaders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rotorblade View Post
    So....what if a foreign leader comes to the US to meet with our President. I can't imagine our SS would allow their SS around our President with firearms???????
    IIRC the USSS protects foreign dignitaries while on US soil.
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    The USSS protects foreign heads of state, only. The Diplomatic Security Service protects just about every other foreign dignitary (including royals, the Dali Lama, etc) while they are on US soil, as well as protecting almost all US dignitaries when they are overseas. That said, there is usually an agreement to allow some sort of protection from the VIP's "normal" protective staff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OPFOR View Post
    The Diplomatic Security Service protects just about every other foreign dignitary (including royals, the Dali Lama, etc) while they are on US soil,
    I believe there is currently a DS team on the Assistant Undersecretary for Toilet Paper Distribution of the Toiletry Ministry of the Royal Island Nation of Armpitistan.

    In all seriousness, DS works some hard details. A lot of their protectees are much hated, high risk folks. Hats off to them...
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    Quote Originally Posted by OPFOR View Post
    The USSS protects foreign heads of state, only. The Diplomatic Security Service protects just about every other foreign dignitary (including royals, the Dali Lama, etc) while they are on US soil, as well as protecting almost all US dignitaries when they are overseas. That said, there is usually an agreement to allow some sort of protection from the VIP's "normal" protective staff.
    I guess this is the "some are more equal than others" theory, or the "we are the big kid so we make the rules" theory.

    Works for me, but maybe because I'm on the "big kids" team.
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