President Donald Trump posed with members of a Navy Seals unique ops team in Iraq today, then supposedly exposed information about them on Twitter that’s normally classified.
The place of such an implementation, along with the identities or identifiable faces of service members, are typically categorized, Defense Department sources told Newsweek publication.
A president has the power to declassify such details, however Trump’s exposure of the group online was apparently unintentional, USA Today reported.
According to the swimming pool report of the president’s trip to Iraq, Trump asked the chaplain of Seal Team 5 to position for a picture with him. Trump and very first lady Melania Trump also postured for a picture with several other members of the team. The president later posted a video of the meeting to his Twitter account, exposing the faces of the staff member and keeping in mind the presence of the team at the al-Asad Airbase in western Iraq,
The Office of the Secretary of Defense informed NBC that no rules were violated by Trump’s tweets.
” The special operators voluntarily took part in this open press occasion,” the workplace mentioned. “There was no security offense.”
But an unnamed Defense Department authorities and other sources told Newsweek that the “releases of special operation forces– including Navy Seals– are usually classified events, as to secure those males and females that are on the cutting edge of every obvious and concealed dispute.”