President Donald J. Trump participates in a working lunch with governors on workforce freedom and mobility in the Cabinet Room at the White House on Thursday, June 13, 2019 in Washington, DC.
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President Donald Trump reportedly approved cyber strike that disabled Iranian computer systems, after the country shot down and unmanned U.S. surveillance drone, according to a new report in Washington Post. The systems were used for control rocket and missile launches.
The strike, carried out against the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, was launched Thursday but had been in the works for some time, according to the Post, which also noted that the Pentagon proposed launching the assault earlier this month after Iran's alleged attacks on two US oil tankers.
The operation was said to cripple Iranian military command and control systems but did not involve loss of life. It was the first offensive show of force since the U.S. Cyber Command, part of the U.S. Department of Defense, was elevated to a full combatant command in May. And Iranian cyber forces have tried to carry out hacks against the U.S. Navy for the last few years.
Read the full story in The Washington Post