Decoder Buzz Secret Service plans taller White House fence. Will that block jumpers?

After two high-profile fence-jumping incidents, Acting Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy is considering installing a higher fence to tighten White House security.

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Would a taller White House fence deter potential jumpers from trying to illegally enter executive mansion grounds? The Secret Service thinks so – and it’s working with the Park Service on plans to raise the existing wrought-iron barrier.