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958 Days, 15 hours, 53 minutes


“We will bankrupt ourselves in the vain search for absolute security”
— Dwight D. Eisenhower


I have an article on POTUS going to Belgium. I believe that security measures need to be re-thought by the Secret Service and others that support the protection, transportation and service to POTUS. Taking over entire cities because the present POTUS has such a paranoid disposition (rightly so) and the Secret Service has the impossible job. POTUS adding more and more people to his entourage is not making it any easier on his Protection Detail. I believe in quality of protection over huge numbers and exponential growth of Agents, equipment, space, time, paperwork, etc.


Security and Security Personnel are a constant moving CURVE. There is no absolute, no constant, there is only a flow. Things come in and things go out. It is the Detail Leader’s job to keep it all in a somewhat balance. From the movements of the client, to equipment, to training, to vehicles, to locations, to recruiting, to yada, yada, yada it goes on and on. In the Private Sector there is no BLACK BUDGET for the operation and even if there were unlimited funds it would not help the Detail, only complicate it more. QUALITY PEOPLE are the key. I may use new Agents on a Detail, but the larger number of people are Agents I have worked with over and over and they know what I like and the expectations I, the company and clients have of them. Blackwater found out, in a tragic way what happens when too many inexperienced Agents are mixed with too few experienced Agents. Shooting started, shooting continued and by the time it stopped over 17 people were dead.



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