SANTA MONICA, CA - JUNE 08: Students leave Santa Monica College, which remains closed for a second day as investigators gather evidence from crime scenes, after picking up personal belongings they had to abandon when a gunman on a mass shooting spree entered the campus, on June 8, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. The shootings occurred in various locations about three miles south of a political fundraiser attended by President Barack Obama but Secret Service officials said the two events were not related and that the president was never in any danger. Four people besides the gunman have died from their wounds and five others wounded, including a woman who is close to death.
Hundreds of US Secret Service agents will be dispatched to secure facilities in Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania. A navy aircraft carrier or amphibious ship, with a fully staffed medical trauma centre, will be stationed offshore in case of an emergency.
The security requirements are not White House-driven, they are Secret Service-driven. … Part of this is the nature of making sure we travel to emerging areas in Southeast Asia, LatinAmerica and Africa. They are not as designed to facilitate the footprint of the United States president.
The budget provision under head Secret Service Expenditure available with ministries/division/departments/organisation, except intelligence agencies, for current financial year shall be surrendered immediately.More quotes »
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