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Why is the Secret Service making the Obama's code names public. Does that seem a bit redundant? If they are making them public, why don't they just use there regular names?

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Asked by momof2boys423 at 8:36 PM on Nov. 11, 2008 in Politics & Current Events

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  • haha lol. I asked myself that earlier, when I read the article about their names. But, I doubt that's the real code anyhow. Who knows.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:44 PM on Nov. 11, 2008

  • Question: SECRET service what happened to secret? Its all a conspiracy......

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:45 PM on Nov. 11, 2008

  • From now on all Secret Service communication will be encrypted. So, it doesn't matter who knows what.

    Answer by SLCMOMMY at 9:06 PM on Nov. 11, 2008

  • the gov doesn't know what truth means anyway, they lie about stuff and the money really doesn't go to things like it should thats y we are having problems cause we have know it alls and they don't do hands on thats y there jobs are so easy i bet 1 guys has like 8 other people do things for him or her and just brings the idea to them and they take the credit for it..

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:14 PM on Nov. 11, 2008

  • umm, anon 9:14...what does this have to do with Secret Service and code names?? Stay on topic please.

    Answer by SLCMOMMY at 9:16 PM on Nov. 11, 2008

  • they are always public i remember hearing what bush was but i try to forget everything about him so i dont have to hate republicans anymore :) but yeah it is always public.. jimmy carter was "peanut"

    Answer by AmaliaD at 9:28 PM on Nov. 11, 2008

  • i don't see the purpose of having code names if they're going to publish them all over the net. i thought the purpose of the code names was so that they could talk about them and their location without everybody knowing.

    Answer by Tarable525 at 10:08 PM on Nov. 11, 2008

  • According to established protocol, 'good' codewords are unambiguous words that can be easily pronounced and readily understood by those who transmit and receive voice messages by radio or telephone regardless of their native language. Codewords may also change over time.

    The 'secret' codenames change over time for security purposes, but are often publicly known. For security, codenames are generally picked from a list of such 'good' words, but avoiding the use of common words which could likely be intended to mean its normal definition.

    Answer by njmommy2boys at 10:12 PM on Nov. 11, 2008

  • I want a code name! Hmmmm, snarky smurf sounds good. Nothing stupid like Fiveofakind....

    Answer by Fiveofakind2 at 10:19 PM on Nov. 11, 2008

  • according to the news broadcast i saw they made the codenames public because they don't need to keep them private nowadays.

    Answer by heatherama at 10:25 PM on Nov. 11, 2008

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