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Trump in Iraq: Seals, secrets, selfies, squabbles

Discussion in 'Military News and Clips' started by News, Dec 28, 2018.

  1. News

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    The US president's unannounced visit to troops in Iraq surprised, delighted and irked.

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    But it didn't take long for eagle-eyed watchers to point out something it seemed Mr Trump and his team might have missed.

    It appears that those in the video include an elite US Navy Seal team, according to Newsweek. A team, the magazine pointed out, which would usually have their identities protected. :eek: upload_2018-12-28_8-54-2.jpg

    Malcolm Nance, a former US Navy intelligence specialist, told the magazine it would be a very unusual decision to picture them so clearly while on duty because, if any of them were captured, "there would be no denying who you are and what you do".-banghead-

    Mr Trump also took a selfie with US Navy Lt Cmdr Kyu Lee, who told him he was with Seal Team Five - a fact later reported by the pool of reporters travelling with the president.o_O

    The White House has not commented on why they decided against taking such precautions, as some of his predecessors did.
     
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    Some commentators have speculated that the forty-fifth president of the USA always does things his way, disregarding convention, because his core base of supporters like it that way.

    Or maybe it's because he is a massive throbber pulling the levers of power in a lunatic asylum of administrative chaos.
     
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