(Remember, despite railing against them repeatedly, anonymous sources are 
totally, and ONLY, acceptable when they support one's position, policies, 
popularity, or crowd size, right? --rick)


Nikki Haley condemns Fox News leak on North Korea, then Trump tweets out the 
news anyway
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/nikki-haley-condemns-fox-news-133330251.html

UN Ambassador Nikki Haley on Tuesday slammed an apparent leak of classified 
details about US intelligence seeing North Korea load up anti-ship missiles 
onto a patrol boat.

"I can't talk about anything that's classified and if it's in the newspaper 
that's a shame," Haley said in an appearance on "Fox and Friends." "It's 
incredibly dangerous when things go out to the press like that."

"You're not just getting a scoop, you're playing with people's lives," said 
Haley. 

But it looks like President Donald Trump had another reaction to the anonymous 
leak.

On Tuesday morning, the president retweeted the story before tweeting: "After 
many years of failure,countries are coming together to finally address the 
dangers posed by North Korea. We must be tough & decisive!"

The story, a scoop from Fox's Pentagon reporter Lucas Tomlinson, cited 
anonymous US defense officials as saying “North Korea is not showing any 
evidence it plans to halt its missile tests,” and describing "a trend that does 
not bode well for hopes of de-escalating tensions on the [Korean] peninsula.” 

Tomlinson regularly publishes scoops from the Pentagon, often about breaking 
news or incidents at sea.

Trump's focus on North Korea comes after the UN Security Council unanimously 
voted to impose unprecedented sanctions on Pyongyang a month after the Hermit 
Kingdom first demonstrated an intercontinental ballistic missile. 

As president, Trump can declassify information as he sees fit, and he tweeted 
on Monday his dissatisfaction with much of the press' coverage of the sanctions 
on North Korea. 

North Korea has tested ship-launched missiles in the past and relies on boats 
to receive data from missile tests that stray far from the mainland. The arming 
of a patrol boat could indicate preparations for another missile test by North 
Korea.


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