Sino-Soviet cooporation reaching an all-time high. Formerly afraid to arm it's nearest neighbor, it looks more and more like Russia is planning to pull a tag-team on the United States in WW3.
The Cold War Only Ended On The Televitz Device
China has covered the distance it took America fifty years to traverse in just five. It's military is looking more and more like a cutting edge rapid deployment force to explore the ruins it will first create with a flaming wall of nuclear tipped cruise missiles that will plow through any "missile defense shield" like it wasn't even there.
All the good tech was lost from America through internal treason
Iran talking to Russia to acquire assurances of protection
Meanwhile, the British were primarily concerned with a possible tea shortage