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Posted: 1/5/2012 1:48:43 PM EDT
I understand that DSS and local LE get tasked with this job but are the foreign bodyguards armed? Even for scumbags like Castro, Ahmadinejad, or Gaddafi?
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 1:52:52 PM EDT
If they're not, they should be. It would be a giant WTF if USSS had to go unarmed in a foreign country.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 2:02:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/5/2012 2:05:21 PM EDT by sporter]
Originally Posted By Danj:
I understand that DSS and local LE get tasked with this job but are the foreign bodyguards armed? Even for scumbags like Castro, Ahmadinejad, or Gaddafi?


Yes in general. With the scumbag countries sometimes they get hassled by state department.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2010/07/missing-luggage-belonging-to-israeli-security-detail-found-at-lax-but-at-least-one-gun-is-missing.html
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 2:03:54 PM EDT
No guns? No visit.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 2:10:38 PM EDT
I always wondered how the DSS or Secret Service didn't compromise their own TTPs and electronic countermeasures when they provided protection for foreign leaders.
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