Trump Tweets Video Revealing Identities Of US Navy Seals Serving In Iraq

President Trump tweeted photos of himself meeting with US navy seals in Iraq. Their identities were not obscured.

During his initial trip visiting U.S. troops inside a war zone, President Donald Trump tweeted a montage of videos featuring members of the U.S. navy seals.

The identities of these navy seals were not obscured prior to Trump's tweet, possibly putting their safety at risk.

According to Newsweek, Trump's tweet possibly outed members of SEAL Team Five. In addition, by logical extension, the tweet revealed the existence of ongoing covert operations in Iraq.

via Newsweek:

After Trump left Iraqi airspace, the president posted a video to his Twitter account of his time spent with American forces during his visit to Iraq. Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA,” plays over the video and shows the president and the first lady posing for pictures with service members that appear to be from SEAL Team Five.

The special warfare operators are dressed in full battle gear and wearing night vision goggles. Malcolm Nance, a former U.S. Navy intelligence specialist with experience in Iraq told Newsweek on Wednesday that posting the video was a break from traditional procedures that are usually strictly enforced and designed to safeguard the identities of U.S. special operation forces, especially when deployed to a combat zone.

A Pentagon official said:

“Even during special operation demonstrations for congressional delegations or for the president or vice president, personnel either have their faces covered or their face is digitally blurred prior to a release to the general public,” the official said. The president’s video did not blur the faces of special operation forces.

"I don't recall another time where special operation forces had to pose with their faces visible while serving in a war zone,” the Pentagon official said.

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digicashceo
digicashceo

Chicken-In-Chief

LaCata
LaCata

He is an imbecile a coward too

Isabella123
Isabella123

This man is an absolute ass! I hope the people on this Team will remain safe even if their President doesn't care enough about them to do everything he should have done to help them stay as safe as possible.

Anti-Trump Crusader
Anti-Trump Crusader

This is exactly what happens when you make the enemy POTUS.

Coachitis
Coachitis

You morons really believe the president took this picture when he's clearly in the picture. And do you morons really believe that the Navy SEAL team and their unit dumb enough to let their faces be seen. Hahaha wow the ignorance is abundant on this page.

The Office of the Secretary of Defense told NBC that no rules were violated by Trump’s tweets.

“The special operators voluntarily participated in this open press event,” the office stated. “There was no security violation.”

They do this all the time they know what they are doing and they have people that handle the press and the photography and view and edit all pictures before anything goes public morons.