Punishment

Agents Have Clearances Yanked

Eleven members of the Secret Service have had their security clearances stripped as the government launches a full probe into what went on in Cartagena, Colombia, last week. At least five agents are believed to have broken curfew and brought prostitutes back to their hotel prior to President Obama’s arrival at the Summit of the Americas. The Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey said the agents had “let their boss down” with their conduct. The agents are all said to have been interviewed at least once in the probe, and range in experience from a 20-year veteran to relative newcomers.