Announcing 'The United States and the Use of Force Against Iran,' a New Lawfare E-book

By David Priess
Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 5:10 PM

A new Lawfare Institute e-book, "The United States and the Use of Force Against Iran,” is now available on Kindle.

This compilation gathers in one place recent insight and analysis from our contributors on legal and policy issues related to potential U.S. military action against Iran. As tensions between Washington and Tehran escalate, these chapters—originally published as articles here on Lawfare—provide important context.

The e-book allows full-text searching across the articles and is available here.


  • Chapter One: "If the U.S. Rejoins the JCPOA, Iran’s Power Will Not Be Unshackled," Thomas Juneau
  • Chapter Two: "Does the U.S. Currently Have a Right of Self-Defense Against Iran?" Ashley Deeks
  • Chapter Three: "Iran Shoots Down a U.S. Drone: Domestic and International Legal Implications," Ashley Deeks and Scott R. Anderson
  • Chapter Four: "In Praise of the President's Iran Tweets," Benjamin Wittes
  • Chapter Five: "When Does the President Think He Can Go to War With Iran?" Scott R. Anderson
  • Chapter Six: "The Legal Context for CYBERCOM’s Reported Operations Against Iran," Bobby Chesney
  • Chapter Seven: "Parsing the State Department’s Letter on the Use of Force Against Iran," Scott R. Anderson
  • Chapter Eight: "What Really Happened in the Cyber Command Action Against Iran?" Vishnu Kannan
  • Chapter Nine: "A Cyber Command Operational Update: Clarifying the June 2019 Iran Operation," Bobby Chesney