Forces are arrayed in a situation like warfare. Obama is being put to the test, and we are being put to the test. We cannot jump to conclusions, except that all is not well in the enemy's camp.
The British have two programs: one, to threaten thermonuclear war, the other to actually launch it. This is not some future scenario. We are already, right now, actually, in that phase of threatened war, especially now that the British lost the Russian elections.