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Blademaster
17 May 11,, 17:21
I am curious about who takes responsibility for it.

I know that whenever the President of US travels abroad, the Secret Service goes with him and they go out in force.

Does US allow other countries' head of state to do the same in US?

or Secret Service demand and forcibly takes over the protection duties?

Officer of Engineers
17 May 11,, 17:25
Other countries are allowed their own details. There is no way the US Secret Service would ever be allowed to protect the Russian version FOOTBALL.

Plus there are limits to that protection in foreign countries. The Secret Service is not allowed to enter a sitting Parliament armed.

Blademaster
17 May 11,, 17:42
I often read news reports on how the Secret Service completely takes over an building and start dictating the rules in foreign countries. Might be of a hyperbole nature. Is there a limit to how many bodyguards that each visiting head of state is allowed?

Chogy
18 May 11,, 15:17
I don't know the exact answer to your questions, but might I suggest the POTUS is both a bigger target, and far more hated, than the PM of Trinidad and Tobago, for example.

If the Secret Service is not given some latitude, the end result might be no visit, and that isn't beneficial to either nation. And it's not like the S.S. is going to launch a coup or stir up trouble.

How do you abbreviate Secret Service without having it look like the Schutzstaffel? ;)

Doktor
18 May 11,, 15:27
When Clinton Visited Macedonia the capital city was blocked for 4 hours. All the streets were closed, choppers were flying over the Parliament (2 of the Macedonian police and 2 US). I didn't see many Man in Black tho

Chogy
18 May 11,, 15:28
When Clinton Visited Macedonia the capital city was blocked for 4 hours. All the streets were closed, choppers were flying over the Parliament (2 of the Macedonian police and 2 US). I didn't see many Man in Black tho

I'm certainly not advocating major disruptions to a city. The needs for security must be balanced with the function of a city and the needs of the locals.

Doktor
18 May 11,, 17:02
I am not sure if that was totally US S.S. request to lock the city or our Police did it "just in case".

See, things are always interpreted Americans are superstars and do what they want. The reality is somewhere in between. No country wants a major fvck up with POTUS visit, the thing is how organized that particular country is.

ArtyEngineer
18 May 11,, 17:41
I am curious about who takes responsibility for it.

I know that whenever the President of US travels abroad, the Secret Service goes with him and they go out in force.

Does US allow other countries' head of state to do the same in US?

or Secret Service demand and forcibly takes over the protection duties?

See link below, this should asnswer all your questions.

Diplomatic Security Service - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diplomatic_Security_Service)

Regardss

Arty

Blademaster
18 May 11,, 18:53
Arty,

My question remains that if the other country, let's say, China, wants to use its own protection service in force, will they be permitted to do so just like the Secret Service demand that kind of level when traveling to China?

ArtyEngineer
18 May 11,, 19:11
Arty,

My question remains that if the other country, let's say, China, wants to use its own protection service in force, will they be permitted to do so just like the Secret Service demand that kind of level when traveling to China?

Short answer is yes they are, however under the close supervision/in partnership with the above mentioned agencey. A Branch called the Protective Liason Division

Link Protective Liaison Division (http://www.state.gov/m/ds/immunities/c9090.htm)

Regards

Arty