Robert Deitz, a former top lawyer at the CIA and the National Security Agency, told Insider Trump made a “serious mistake.”

“It identifies for the world (not just Iran) the methods we have attained” in collecting imagery intelligence, which refers to information collected through photographs and other images, he said. “One doesn’t use intel for the purposes of taunting. The Russians and the Chinese will be very happy to study this.”

Alex Stamos, the Director of the Stanford Internet Observatory and adjunct professor at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, echoed that view, writing, “The propensity for saying the quiet part out loud is less amusing when it blows the cover on a multi-decade, multi-president campaign to disrupt Iranian missile and nuclear development with minimal loss of life.”