Listening to talk radio today I heard some theories that were at odds with mine. A former uniformed SS member was on the radio saying that he believed (based on the numbers of people involved) they were almost certainly ALL uniformed members rather than actual agents.
This, however, does not agree with the latest info on the SS members claimed to be involved. First there is this:
Two Secret Service supervisors and three members of the agency's elite Counter-Assault Teams were among the 11 agents sent back from Colombia and placed on administrative leave over allegations that they brought prostitutes to their hotel rooms in Cartagena, law enforcement officials tell NBC News.
...and then this:
The source said the two of the CAT team members were directly involved in the dispute with one of the prostitutes at the Hotel Caribe that led to the scandal. After bringing back the prostitute to their hotel room, the agents reportedly got into a dispute with one of the women when she complained she hadn’t been paid. The woman then went to the Colombian police -- who reported the matter to the U.S. Embassy.
and finally this:
Others involved in the incident include three members of the Secret Service Counter-Sniper Team, which is part of the Uniformed Division.
So, by my count that is two supervisors (possibly agents), three counter assault team members and two uniformed members. That's seven out of, well, we really don't know how many at this point. I have been hearing that the number involved may be as high as twenty. Or more. Obviously, this story will need to take a few more days (or weeks) to shake out and get the facts settled. And then again, we may never know the whole truth of the situation given the fact that this is the Secret Service rather than the GSA.LINK
Oh yeah, and no word yet on the military personnel involved.