Protecting the President: An Inside Account of the Troubled Secret Service in an Era of Evolving Threats

Protecting the President: An Inside Account of the Troubled Secret Service in an Era of Evolving Threats

by Dan Bongino

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Protecting the President: An Inside Account of the Troubled Secret Service in an Era of Evolving Threats by Dan Bongino

Being a Secret Service agent is one of the most treacherous jobs in the world and never more so than in today’s highly polarized America. Facing threats from fence jumpers and manifesto writers, and from fanatical terrorists and sophisticated spies, protecting the president is harder than ever. In an age of hyper-partisan politics, emotions are high and crazies are a dime a dozen. On top of that, with international tensions reaching a boiling point, it’s harder than ever to determine friend from foe.

Yet the President of the United States is in very real danger if the Secret Service doesn’t change course soon and evolve with the rapidly changing threat environment. Highly motivated “bad guys” are already working on technologically advanced methodologies and are constantly striving to formulate the logistics of an attack on the White House. Eventually terrorist planners will find a way to acquire the technology, weapons, explosives, and know-how to make an attempt on the life of the President. The only question is “What are we going to do about it?”

Protecting the President provides not only a rare insider glimpse of what the Secret Service does, but explores the challenges facing the agents today. Chock-full of relevant stories of protecting past presidents, veteran agent Dan Bongino explains how the agency can best protect the president today. This book covers how the Secret Service should

  • plan for a tactical assault by a terrorist attack team
  • prepare to respond to a severe medical emergency
  • train to handle a chemical or biological weapon attack
  • prepare for an attack using explosives, and
  • plan for 9-11 style attacks from the air and fire threats
  • and much more

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781944229863
Publisher: WND Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/19/2017
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 108,573
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Dan Bongino started his career in law enforcement with the NYPD in 1995, joining the ranks of the Secret Service in 1999 as a special agent where he was assigned to investigate financial crimes. In 2006, he joined the elite Presidential Protective Division in the administration of President George W. Bush, remained on protective duty during the change in administration to President Barack Obama, but resigned from the Secret Service in 2011 to run for a Senate seat in Maryland. The New York Times best-selling author of Life Inside the Bubble and The Fight, Bongino provides expertise on international security and political strategy for news outlets such as Fox News, CNN, and others.

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Protecting the President: An Inside Account of the Troubled Secret Service in an Era of Evolving Threats 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Not enough on the service itself,to much opinion
B-loNY More than 1 year ago
adam_j More than 1 year ago
Dan is on top of his game in this his 3rd book. It's a very eye-opening look at a part of the federal government that is quite fascinating to me. Some of the problems he presents will really make you stop and wonder what the heck is going on, and also wonder how safe our president really is. I've read every book Dan has written, and this one was my favorite. I would recommend this book to anyone, and the topics within are ones that all of us as Americans should be aware of and call for action on. I absolutely look forward to the next book Dan puts out.