U.S. working on plans to deter Iran
American intelligence and military officers are working on additional clandestine plans to counter Iran in the Persian Gulf, pushed by the White House to develop new options that could help deter Tehran, according to current and former Pentagon officials.
At the same time, the U.S. doesn't want tensions to escalate into a full-out conventional war, the New York Times reported.
The plans pushed by the White House are designed to develop new options, including in cyberspace. According to the officials, the White House has told military and intelligence officials it now also wants options in line with the kind of operations conducted by Tehran.
Earlier, the Washington Post reported that U.S .President Donald Trump reportedly approved a cyber strike that disabled Iranian computer systems used to control rocket and missile launches.