This is the first major Secret Service lapse (if the current news accounts prove true) I recall in my lifetime.
Yes, the dozen or so Secret Service members involved represent a small portion of all Secret Service agents who are above reproach in their morality and performance. Yet the moral and professional lapse of even a few represents a problem.
And I believe the problem is lack of respect for the man they are sworn to defend. There is a cognitive dissonance occurring in the minds of many of these men who are charged with defending a man whose actions produce mixed feeling in them. Their heart is not in their job. So they break the rules and have a good time while they can. It is like getting drunk when you have a catch 22 back home.
This, to me, is as logical a reason as any as to why a substantial number of Secret Service protecting our president in a foreign country have to be brought back home. Loss of commitment due to loss of respect.
Do you have a better reason?