(Image source: Politico)

BY ZACH TOOMBS / COLLIN RUANE
ANCHOR CHRISTIAN BRYANT

Federal and district authorities are beefing up security in Washington ahead of President Obama’s second inauguration.

The inauguration is not expected to have the record turnout seen in 2009, but security is still going to be very tight. According to Voice of America, the security measures for 2013’s inauguration have been in the works for about a year.

President Obama will have a counter-assault team following him during his parade route walk in order to evade any unexpected threats from onlookers.

Not only will the President have security along his side at all times, but waterways will be patrolled as well. Former FBI Assistant Director John Miller was on CBS This Morning, and had this to say.

“You’ll see the Coast Guard on the Potomac shutting down the river during the entire time the inauguration is going on. They pull out all the stops and all the toys come out.”

With the number of people expected to attend the inauguration to be over a half-million, law enforcement has been recruited from outside DC.

“Dozens of agencies are aiding the law enforcement effort … That includes the Secret Service … but also 3,900 District of Columbia officers and more than 2,000 officers from 40 states across the country.”

Despite the buzz and tightened security at the event, some opinion writers are noting there seems to be a lot less excitement this time around.

The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank calls it Less an inauguration than a tepid rerun.”


Since the 20th falls on a Sunday, President Obama will be sworn in during a private ceremony and then have public festivities on Monday.

Security Beefed Up for Upcoming Inauguration

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Jan 19, 2013

Security Beefed Up for Upcoming Inauguration

(Image source: Politico)

BY ZACH TOOMBS / COLLIN RUANE
ANCHOR CHRISTIAN BRYANT

Federal and district authorities are beefing up security in Washington ahead of President Obama’s second inauguration.

The inauguration is not expected to have the record turnout seen in 2009, but security is still going to be very tight. According to Voice of America, the security measures for 2013’s inauguration have been in the works for about a year.

President Obama will have a counter-assault team following him during his parade route walk in order to evade any unexpected threats from onlookers.

Not only will the President have security along his side at all times, but waterways will be patrolled as well. Former FBI Assistant Director John Miller was on CBS This Morning, and had this to say.

“You’ll see the Coast Guard on the Potomac shutting down the river during the entire time the inauguration is going on. They pull out all the stops and all the toys come out.”

With the number of people expected to attend the inauguration to be over a half-million, law enforcement has been recruited from outside DC.

“Dozens of agencies are aiding the law enforcement effort … That includes the Secret Service … but also 3,900 District of Columbia officers and more than 2,000 officers from 40 states across the country.”

Despite the buzz and tightened security at the event, some opinion writers are noting there seems to be a lot less excitement this time around.

The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank calls it Less an inauguration than a tepid rerun.”


Since the 20th falls on a Sunday, President Obama will be sworn in during a private ceremony and then have public festivities on Monday.

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