House Guards

More presidential security

When King Birendra of Nepal departed from the southwest gate of the White House last week after a state visit with President Reagan, his limousine was forced to make an abrupt turn to weave its way slowly past a narrow, 3-ft-high stretch of concrete block. The V-shaped barricades took the place of three sand-filled dump trucks that had blocked the gate after threats had been received from Shi'ite groups. These are only the latest in a series of security measures aimed at better protecting the President and fortifying the White House against possible terrorist attacks.

New safeguards were in operation...

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