Even on the home turf of Washington, DC, the President of the United States is at risk. The agents of the Secret Service need to use their training, technology, and most of all, ingenuity to protect him... and be prepared for any attack.
For the President, campaign season means hitting the streets and gaining votes. For the Secret Service, it means more opportunities for an attacker to strike... and they know from experience that the campaign trail is the most dangerous place of all.
Whether it’s to visit troops or negotiate with another leader, the President’s job takes him to foreign countries. War zones, terrorist groups and anti-American sentiment all pose major threats so the agents have to step up to keep the President alive.