In retaliation to Iran attacking a U.S. drone last week, President Trump ordered a cyber attack that disabled Iran’s military weapons. No lives were lost, writes David Marcus in The Federalist.
Many observers seem to think that President Trump backed down by not bombing a few military installations in Iran. But this cyber attack is in many ways more insidious and dangerous for the Iranian regime.
By signing our name to it, the United States is sending a clear message that it is willing and able to use this newest weapon of war, to dramatic effect. The future of warfare is now and the Pentagon knows it.
How Iran responds will determine if greater cyber attacks might be employed. This was the right attack, it is the right threat to emphasize, and it is the dawn of a new kind of war that will shape the course of international relations.
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