U.S. Secret Service needs more training, outside leader: WSJ, citing report

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Posted: Dec 18, 2014 3:07 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Secret Service needs more staff, better training and a leader from outside to steer an agency that has become too insular, according to an independent review cited on Thursday by the Wall Street Journal.

An executive summary of the highly classified review revealed deep problems at the top of the Secret Service, which is charged with protecting the U.S. president and other senior government officials, the newspaper reported.

(Writing by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)