“Leaders on all sides say they do not want an all-out war, but the accelerating pace of violent strikes, often with cheap drones and other covert technologies, has raised the possibility that even a minor attack could spiral into a larger conflict. And public taunting, saber-rattling and domestic politics are all contributing to an atmosphere of volatility and brinkmanship.” NYT: The Israel-Iran Shadow War Escalates and Breaks Into the Open.

+ NYT: U.S. Cyberattack Hurt Iran’s Ability to Target Oil Tankers. (It turns out America’s cyber strategies go beyond the tweets…)