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“Zero Fail” by Carol Leonig (ep. 011)

A well-written and well-documented look inside the U.S. Secret Service, largely from the time of Kennedy up to the Trump Administration. It’s an easy read with excellent storytelling, including of breaches and issues I had never heard of before.

I especially enjoyed hearing about some of the security failures that occurred during the Obama Administration and how President Obama himself was involved.

I just don’t understand what the point of the book is. Leonig is a Washington Post reporter and this book reads like a researched journalistic story. It’s truly riveting. But the solutions to the problems are typical of government bureaucracies and I’m just not sure how the Secret Service is any better or worse place than any other government agency.


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