I don't think you can conclude that out of this article.
They just write that they will release new operations during 2014. For 2.8 there's just standing: nim dp and new ships.
If 2.8 shall be the biggest game update so far (remember 2.4 had 2 operations and more) it may entirely possible that they also release new operations in 2.8.
I'm doubting that myself. They'd probably want to wait because if they added a new operation they'd add a new tier of gear. Could you imagine the rage if a new operation came out and gave the same tier of gear as the NiM mode that came in the same patch?