Agents Smith and Masden were personally selected among all the available Secret Service agents by Ethan Kanin as highly trustworthy. Smith and Masden (the latter was disguised as Ule Matobo) went to a drop-off location to meet with Iké Dubaku's men and buy time for the rescue of Henry Taylor. Smith drove the look-alike Masden to the east lot of the Stanswick Power Plant and remained in the car when ordered to exit. He reported back to the White House, but before Bill Buchanan told them to retreat, Dubaku had already ordered his lieutenant to attack the car. Masden and Smith were killed when their car exploded from a rocket strike.