Trump Accidentally Reveals Secret SEAL Unit During Visit to Iraq

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from Sputnik News:

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump made a surprise visit to Iraq to meet US servicemen stationed at the Ayn al-Asad Air Base. During the visit, Trump told reporters that he has no plans to withdraw US troops from Iraq, which he said could be used to attack the Daesh* terrorist group.

President Donald Trump has accidentally revealed typically secret details of a covert special operations unit after he posted a video on Twitter showing him talking and taking selfies with what appeared to be members of a US Navy SEALs team during his unannounced trip to Baghdad, Newsweek reports.

In the video, the special warfare forces are seen dressed in full battle gear and wearing night vision goggles.

Malcolm Nance, a former US Navy intelligence specialist with experience in Iraq told Newsweek that “the real names, faces and identities of personnel involved in special operations or activities are usually a closely held secret in a combat zone.”

“Revealing them casually, through an unusual media exposure even if it’s the commander-in-chief, would prove a propaganda boom if any of this personnel are detained by a hostile government or captured by a terrorist group. There would be no denying who you are and what you do,” Nance stressed.

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