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The Protection of a Foreign Dignitary by Diplomatic Security

August 8, 2005


July 25, 2005
Washington, DC

Diplomatic Security is responsible for protecting cabinet level foreign dignitaries visiting the United States. Click on images for larger versions, captions, and photo credits.

Diplomatic Security special agent guiding a car Diplomatic Security special agent looking out at the White House The protection of a motorcade by DS agents
Two DS agents escorting a motorcade DS special agent sitting inside a car DS special agent escorting a foreign dignitary
DS special agents on the lookout DS agents protecting a car DS agents securing a vehicle.
DS special agent completing a walk-through check Diplomatic Security advance agent opening car door

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