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National security officials say Trump revealed secret US tactics by describing the raid that killed ISIS leader al-Baghdadi, possibly compromising future operations

National security officials say Trump revealed secret US tactics by describing the raid that killed ISIS leader al-Baghdadi, possibly compromising future operations

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  1. This is how I know the government isn’t hiding aliens at Area 51. Trump would’ve bragged about it.

  2. At this point. Anyone who shares this sort of info with Donald Trump is also a moron. You just know Donald is going to compromise it.

  3. “Stupid Man Does Another Infuriatingly Stupid Thing; Stupid Half of Country Pleased.”

  4. Can we just feed Trump strategically false news to deceive our enemies. That way he actually serves a purpose and gets to shoot his mouth off for a purpose

  5. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.businessinsider.com/natsec-officials-trump-gave-away-us-tactics-describing-baghdadi-raid-2019-10/) reduced by 81%. (I’m a bot)
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    > In a press briefing broadcast live on Sunday, US President Donald Trump described in granular terms the raid in which US special forces killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State terrorist group.

    > According to current and former military and national-security experts who spoke with the media after the raid, the gripping, public details – down to precise timings and tactics – could come back to haunt the US. Trump relished describing al-Baghdadi as "Whimpering and crying and screaming all the way" before his death, having been pursued into a network of subterranean tunnels by the US forces before detonating a suicide vest.

    > Some security officials expressed concern that Trump's vivid description of the raid may have revealed too much – handing terrorists targeted by the US valuable information on evading capture or death.

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  6. His whole “presentation” was so vulgar. Trump is so crude and childish.

  7. I’ve seen Zero Dark Thirty, I already know everything about secret US tactics

  8. But Trump is the best person at keeping secrets. You can ask anyone and they’ll all tell you how amazing Trump is at keeping secrets.

  9. Revealed tactics that the blew the walls instead of the door. Revealed that they searched for papers, etc afterwards. Air craft flew in low and fast? Well, duh. Think they wouldn’t have noticed the holes in the walls afterwards? Edit-Saw this morning, the site was pretty much leveled, but still not seeing any real operational secrets revealed here. Also, seems kind of obvious they’d look for whatever intelligence material they could find. Trump was as usual being Trump, but not seeing a lot of deep secrets being revealed here.

  10. What did he say that would compromise future operations? Yes, I read the article.

  11. Wait… you mean they flew in on helicopters at night and blew shit up? How would the Russians ever have figured that out???

  12. “Oh shit, now they know we don’t knock like normal people guys”

  13. “Some officials defended Trump, saying he was in fact deliberately vague about operational details that could compromise future raids.”

    The article contradicts itself… This is just opinion trash. Ya’ll grabbing at straws ;).

  14. >But the criticisms they received in the wake of the announcements haven’t been so different. Obama administration officials were censured by some at the time as revealing too much about the raid on the compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

    Some things dont ever change, huh?

  15. >National security **officials** say

    >Michael Leiter, who **was** director of the US National Counterterrorism Center when Osama bin Laden was killed

    More fake shit. Says **officials** throughout, then quotes only one former Obama appointed person to support the headline, but alludes as if there are others.

    It’s the opinion of one man who used to do something related to the subject before he resigned in 2011. It’s an opinion piece puffed up as fact.

  16. The mass media told me Trump is bad.

    ..the mass media always tells the truth.

    ​

    Trump is bad. He hasn’t even started a war yet.. What kind of American President is he?

  17. So he said they used helos and blew holes in walls. It’s bad to share that but the 1,000 different Discovery Channel, SEAL tell all books, and Hollywood depictions of the Bin Laden Raid are OK. Cool. This is 100% about the withdrawal from Syria and the regime change wars being challenged.

  18. Yeah, because SEALS and Generals writing tell all books doesn’t do the same. I’m not defending Trump but let’s be honest the military service as well as the CIA have become to Hollywoodified. I 100 percent guarantee that more than a few that partook in this raid will be fishing for book deals

  19. “When we landed with eight helicopters, a large crew of brilliant fighters ran out of those helicopters and blew holes into the side of the building, not wanting to go through the main door because that was booby-trapped,”

    How in the fuck will this compromise anything?

    I mean how do people think shit gets done? This is exactly how anyone should think it was done, there’s no surprise here.

    Anything to cry over Trump. Fuck

  20. Probably that part about knocking on doors. It was just stupid. Everyone knows Seal Team 6 rings the doorbell first, on all breaches.

  21. The secret tactic is having a dog chase the bad guy?

  22. Trump revealed state secrets a long time ago to his boss.

  23. I don’t believe he knew enough to damage anything. At this point, if the US spy community isn’t using his bufoonery as a ruse, then they really only have themselves to blame.

  24. National security official is an idiot. He stated nothing that wasn’t going to be obvious and available. He actually avoided questions trying to get him to do so.

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