Former Secret Service Agent Explains How to Protect a President | Tradecraft | WIRED

Former Secret Service Agent Jonathan Wackrow, now managing director at Teneo Risk, explains how the Service protects the President and other VIPs. Wackrow details the many steps required to ensure the safety of protectees, and describes how the Service has changed due to changing technology and lessons learned from historical events. Wackrow served in the Presidential Protection Division in Washington, DC, and managed numerous high-level security operations in the U.S. and abroad.

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Former Secret Service Agent Explains How to Protect a President | Tradecraft | WIRED

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  1. Matthew Bergman on September 14, 2020 at 3:39 pm

    6:20 If you want to keep the President’s secret trip a secret, maybe you shouldn’t fly the President in an easily identifiable aircraft.

  2. Moos MW on September 14, 2020 at 3:40 pm

    He protec he attac but most importantly hes got the presidemts back

  3. Rob You on September 14, 2020 at 3:40 pm

    This fat man is secret service lol

  4. xd on September 14, 2020 at 3:41 pm

    Can this guy evern run 100 meters in 10 min

  5. Notorious Juan on September 14, 2020 at 3:41 pm

    when you ask your lawyer what is he doing in his free time :

  6. Кирилл Алексеев on September 14, 2020 at 3:41 pm

    I wonder what would happen if one of the guards decided to attack the President.

  7. eric pham on September 14, 2020 at 3:42 pm

    advance sonic technology can help emergemcy shield to isolate the teritory and the best protection is the charisma that the president project a connection to the people is the best protection

  8. Ritesh Lama on September 14, 2020 at 3:42 pm

    Lol imagine a murderer becoming a secret service agent to kill the president himself

  9. Eryk Rahm on September 14, 2020 at 3:42 pm

    The Agent at 4:16 looks just like Ryan Reynolds

  10. A_legend_M ع_م_م on September 14, 2020 at 3:43 pm

    Just give the president prot 4 netherite Armour

  11. eric pham on September 14, 2020 at 3:43 pm

    the best way is alot of diversion and disguise except for a closed circuit and less travel. proactive in identify the source of nesrby waepon entrance or exit including invisible force like emf, data and communication ultrasound and foundation gravity

  12. josephting2893 on September 14, 2020 at 3:46 pm

    Physically he is TOTALLY OUT OF SHAPE.

    Meaning his Discipline for training is questionable and his security services is doubtful.

  13. Braydin Sisco on September 14, 2020 at 3:46 pm

    Me, using the information in this video to write absurd stories: InTeReStInG

  14. Mushystain on September 14, 2020 at 3:48 pm

    I’m just curious what would happen if someone were to hijack a plane and attempt to crash it into the White House

  15. mayank raj on September 14, 2020 at 3:48 pm

    The accountant.

  16. toxic avenger on September 14, 2020 at 3:53 pm

    Can we just commend these American heros for there duty regardless of who they keep safe! 🇺🇸

  17. Keanan Rice on September 14, 2020 at 3:54 pm

    Pretty chubby for a secret service..

  18. Andrew Grey on September 14, 2020 at 3:56 pm

    They are born out of blood, the same reason we don’t need to be changing police policies in this country.

  19. trudawg on September 14, 2020 at 3:56 pm

    Drinking game: take a shot every time he says protectee

  20. Zakiya Slater on September 14, 2020 at 4:01 pm

    talk about how secret service and correlation to cia

  21. DEEPAK KUMAR on September 14, 2020 at 4:03 pm

    I came here to watch this video and ended up reading comments…

  22. Naga Chief on September 14, 2020 at 4:05 pm

    Come to think of the color of ties they wear.

  23. Victor Cliff on September 14, 2020 at 4:06 pm

    Secret service, not so secret anymore.

  24. ultimateranger213 on September 14, 2020 at 4:06 pm

    Idea for a react video:

    Secret Service agent reacts to presidential movies. Ex. White House Down, Olympus Has Fallen, Air Force One, etc.

  25. Wes McGee on September 14, 2020 at 4:07 pm

    I have a cousin who was assigned to George W. for 4 years. Before he was with the SS he was a geeky computer specialist. When he got out of training he was a geeky looking wimp who could kill you in many ways.

  26. kamal kannan on September 14, 2020 at 4:07 pm

    I’ve lost thousands to these fake hackers, please don’t fall for any of them, it took me months to find a genuine hacker, I won’t drop his direct contact because he’s quite skeptical about who he works for so you’ll have to go through me, here’s my contact, monitorywizard247@gmail.com or whatsapp +19172750978 , once again don’t fall for these fakes, I’ve realized real hackers don’t need to advertise their services, their works speak for them just like this, think about it.

  27. Teresa Laing on September 14, 2020 at 4:08 pm

    It ripped my heart in two seeing the JFK footage…😔

  28. DIONNE FRANCIS-BROWN on September 14, 2020 at 4:10 pm

    The life of a secret service agent is just as important to God as the life of the US President.

  29. Armand Doucette on September 14, 2020 at 4:11 pm

    to tell the truth: If ANY major world power wanted a president out, he’d be dead, easy. This is just for minor threats and for show.

  30. Hilmi Arkan on September 14, 2020 at 4:11 pm

    dude just saw too much john wicks film

  31. Albert Twangle on September 14, 2020 at 4:11 pm

    This fatty took the taste testing of all presidents food too serious

  32. Xerxes Z on September 14, 2020 at 4:12 pm

    Lmao secret service is garbage they let Kennedy die lol they TRASH

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  34. KingAnonymous 18 on September 14, 2020 at 4:13 pm

    Former secret service exposes tactics
    Secret Service: 🤬

  35. And Here we go on September 14, 2020 at 4:17 pm

    Nowadays noone sane would want to protect the US president

  36. Pete Smith on September 14, 2020 at 4:17 pm

    Boring.

  37. why not on September 14, 2020 at 4:17 pm

    Hearing him say, "here, here and here" is so satisfying 😅

  38. Adel Almubarak on September 14, 2020 at 4:18 pm

    Secret Service isn’t a secret anymore 🤣

  39. sami diaz on September 14, 2020 at 4:19 pm

    What a stupid job to have hhhh

  40. Noah Bartlett on September 14, 2020 at 4:20 pm

    Imagine America if Reagan hadn’t ruined it? Sounds nice

  41. Luis Salazar on September 14, 2020 at 4:21 pm

    if you ever take beer or drugs to the homeless they will protect you the same way to make sure no one else asks you for money

  42. Stuart Damien on September 14, 2020 at 4:21 pm

    So its your fault Obama still walks this earth lol

  43. Shizo on September 14, 2020 at 4:23 pm

    Wouldn’t things be a bit easier for the secret service if almost every american didn’t have access to guns?

  44. Vision on September 14, 2020 at 4:23 pm

    Imagine getting shot in the d*ck

  45. Ricky the great on September 14, 2020 at 4:26 pm

    so why Kennedy was in a car without a roof ?

  46. AllegedlyNub on September 14, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    Umm, isn’t this kinda giving away your plans and ideas?

  47. Konrad Pistorius on September 14, 2020 at 4:32 pm

    No one should lose their life for a US President!

  48. Elizabeth O'Ham on September 14, 2020 at 4:32 pm

    But yet some random dude in the middle east managed to throw both his shoes at Bush. That clip still makes me laugh hard.

  49. ibzzy on September 14, 2020 at 4:35 pm

    as soon as he started talking about JFK i bounced

  50. Pukes on September 14, 2020 at 4:36 pm

    What was the name of this movie again? At 5:18

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