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Colombia summit scandal 'an embarrassment for the US'


Claims that Secret Service agents and military personnel hired prostitutes in Colombia are an embarrassment, the US military's top officer has said.

"We let the boss down," US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey told a Pentagon news conference.

Secret Service and military staff have been questioned over allegations of misconduct on the eve of President Obama's visit for a weekend summit.

Eleven Secret Service agents have been suspended and sent home.

Pentagon spokesman George Little told reporters on Monday that the number of military staff involved could be more than the five originally reported.

Later in the day, Gen Dempsey said the military did not know exactly what had happened in the Colombian city of Cartagena, where President Barack Obama attended the Summit of the Americas over the weekend.

"What we do know is that we distracted the iss

Added: Apr-16-2012 Occurred On: Apr-17-2012
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