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Tue May 23, 2017, 10:09 PM

US leak of Manchester attacker's name strikes new blow to intelligence sharing

Source: The Guardian

American officials have been criticised for leaking the identity of the Manchester bomber before British police officially named him.

Salman Abedi was identified in media reports that attributed “US officials” as the source even as their British counterparts remained tight-lipped.

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The disclosures renewed concerns over leaks from Donald Trump’s administration two weeks after the US president revealed classified information, apparently from Israel, to Russia’s foreign minister in a White House meeting. Critics warn that US allies may be less willing to share intelligence in the future.

Although UK journalists had Abedi’s name, the UK government and Greater Manchester police declined to confirm it more than two hours after it appeared in the US press. Earlier in the day, the government indicated it might not release the name at all on Tuesday because the investigation was continuing.

Read more: US leak of Manchester attacker's name strikes new blow to intelligence sharing https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/may/23/trump-administration-manchester-bomber-name-leak



First Israel, and now England are rethinking how they share Intel with the US.

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RainCaster May 2017 OP
Kittycow May 2017 #1
murielm99 May 2017 #2
babylonsister May 2017 #3
Freethinker65 May 2017 #4
harun May 2017 #5
orleans May 2017 #6
angstlessk May 2017 #7
riversedge May 2017 #8

Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Tue May 23, 2017, 10:11 PM

1. Amateur hour continues.

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Tue May 23, 2017, 10:15 PM

2. I read the article, but

who are these "US officials?" Can we be sure about this?

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #2)

Tue May 23, 2017, 10:16 PM

3. I don't know, but I've seen their names on cable. nt

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Tue May 23, 2017, 10:23 PM

4. USA!USA!

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Tue May 23, 2017, 10:24 PM

5. Murika!

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 12:27 AM

6. obviously the u.s. is big on scooping

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Response to orleans (Reply #6)

Wed May 24, 2017, 10:11 AM

7. Ratings, my dear, ratings!

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 12:03 PM

8. Sigh!!

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