It's weird because it sounds like the prologue in FALLOUT, the roleplaying game. That scrambling that supposedly comes before they push the button "in 2070" or thereabouts.
I always thought it was funny when playing FALLOUT that the creators seriously thought that resource conflicts and nuclear war were 75 years away. There was something about that assumption so childishly naive it made me think it was deliberate or else symptomatic of a poor understanding of the subject matter.
You have to wonder what the designers of the original FALLOUT will think when they see missile contrails overhead. Guess it won't be "science fiction" any more for them.