[ISN] Secret Service study from 1990s found White House vulnerable to fence-jumpers

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/secret-service-study-from-1990s-found-white-house-vulnerable-to-fence-jumpers/2014/09/22/b1cf4f4e-4272-11e4-b47c-f5889e061e5f_story.html By Carol D. Leonnig and Spencer S. Hsu The Washington Post September 22, 2014 The Secret Service commissioned a classified mock attack two decades ago that found an easy way to pierce the White House security zone: Overwhelm Secret Service officers on the compound with six to eight attackers climbing over the fence at the same time. That vulnerability remains, despite the creation of specially trained counterassault and surveillance teams recommended at the time, according to government officials who were briefed on the findings and requested anonymity to discuss sensitive information. Securing the White House grounds has been further complicated over the past two years by severe staffing shortages and high turnover rates in the officer division tasked with patrolling the compound, according to these officials. […]




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