And I don't blame them. Draconian measures are needed to stop the leaks.
The world’s closest intelligence sharing arrangement is in jeopardy after key details and photographs from the Manchester bombing were apparently leaked by United States’s law enforcement sources to domestic journalists, leaving Manchester Police and the British government — who are collecting and analysing the finds — “furious”.The United Kingdom has now stopped passing intelligence gathered as part of the investigation into the Manchester bombing to the United States according to claims made by the British state broadcaster BBC.
While British police had discovered the identity of Salman Abedi, the suicide bomber who killed 22 in Manchester on Monday, the name was withheld from the media initially for operational reasons. Yet less than 24 hours after the attack took place, American newspapers citing “government sources” were able to name the attacker.
[...]The nature and speed of the leaks by these U.S. officials have caused “disbelief and astonishment” in the British government.
While this is a terrible betrayal, it may be what it takes to get ahead of the leaks. If nothing else, it makes it absolutely clear what Trump really is facing. Now, the people who are betraying this admin, and nation, don't care about either or even our allies. That has been clear for a long time. o and Hillary were more on the side of any traditional enemy than any real ally.
This just might be what it takes to allow the Trump admin to open up with the big guns and take out the serious threat to our democratic republic, even our allies. And, yes, I am quite behind him. I don't like the idea, but marshal law and some serious rooting around, and holding the owners and editors of "news" responsible, directly, for damages to national and international security. Hold them responsible for any deaths and damages from their allies and actions from those they help or warn off. Just do it.