This past week the writing of David Sanger of the New York Times offered additional documentation of what was already clear: The United States is at war with Iran. Sanger’s stories — “Obama Order Sped Up Wave of Cyberattacks Against Iran” and “Mutually Assured Cyberdestruction?” — draw on his new book, Confront and Conceal: Obama’s Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power.

Robert N. Charette raises these issues on the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) website in a post on “Gone Missing: The Public Policy Debate on Unleashing the Dogs of Cyberwar.” He points out:

This failure to think through all of the consequences of employing cyberwarfare parallels the lack of analysis preceding the initial deployment of armed drones to (and against) other countries, a move which continues to create major political as well as legal debate today.

Read Charette’s post at IEEE Spectrum.