Don't worry, I have a feeling this will all blow over at some point.
The Sunday supplement articles of the 1960s are all coming to pass. China is convinced itz coming.
Everybody is talking about the "war in space", except for inside of Kwanzania, where people get less news from the outside world than did the gulags of Soviet Russia.
A mystery at sea for Russia. Nukes "missing" once again. A mysterious ship with mysterious cargo? Maybe something having to do with ITZ was on board.
This isn't a Cold War redux. It's the prologue to a Hot War. If Russian subs are running our coasts, it is because Russia is keeping them within rapid launch range of Amerikwan cities - or what's left of them, anyway. Russia could use a nuclear war right now just as much as Kwanstainia.