Lawfare has posted a short analysis of why airstrikes to destroy a “cyber operations” facility are nothing new or special. To be precise, the analysis offers the reader two options:
Either the news is “descriptively true, but it is uninteresting” or “interesting if true, but it is not true”.
Spoiler alert…the author argues it’s the former, and therefore uninteresting.
It’s an excellent read, and the sentence that really stood out to me was characterizing a targeted facility as “civilian members of organized armed groups who have a continuous combat function“.