As many may have seen the U.S. military tested a hypersonic vehicle designed to be used for strike missions as part of the Global Strike initiative. Shorty after Russian officials claimed that their air defense network was up to the task of successful defense against this threat as well as other ballistic missile threats, stealth aircraft, drones, and cruise missiles. Are Russian air defenses really even close to this level of sophistication against threats that are still in the early development stage? No nation would be stupid enough to initiate a war with the Russian's so why all the posturing on their part? Didn't anyone tell them the cold war is over and we don't need or want another?