As it turns out, our military did attack Iran, just not in the way most people thought we would.
On Saturday, U.S. officials confirmed a cyber attack was carried out on Thursday against Iranian military computer systems.
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The cyber-attack was apparently a plan that had been developed for weeks.
In all likelihood, the attack was meant to take place in conjunction with a military strike.
It just makes sense that we would want to cripple their computer systems to prevent any type of defense against a military strike.
According to reports, the attack that took place was against Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps computers.
This is an additional branch of Iran’s military that was designated as a terrorist organization earlier this year by the White House.
The only question is just how effective this strike actually was.
After the attack had been announced, Iran had not yet issued any statement about its success or failure.
It is also worth noting Iran has taken many of its capabilities offline.
This was done in response to the Stuxnet virus that was launched that almost crippled the country’s computer infrastructure.
That attack was believed to have been a joint effort between the United States and Israel.
Iran is apparently also playing this game with the United States, as several efforts from Iran have been thwarted in recent months.
John Hultquist, the Director of Intelligence Analysis at FireEye, stated, “Both sides are desperate to know what the other side is thinking.
“You can absolutely expect the regime to be leveraging every tool they have available to reduce the uncertainty about what’s going to happen next, about what the U.S.’s next move will be.”
Regardless, the story was clearly released to get the news cycle flipped from completely negative to more positive news for Trump.
He has taken considerable heat from both sides of the aisle on this issue, so any good news will be well-received by both Trump and his supporters at this point.
Source: Military Times
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