On February 15, 2013, the world was gripped by the largest asteroid impact in over 100 years. While much of the media is covering the event as such, there are larger issues being posed. The defense of Earth has been a subject of concern for many years, but we were just shown how shockingly unprepared we are to handle these threats. The failure of recent decades' global economic and strategic policies has just been exposed for all the world to see. The solar system has delivered a wake-up call to the inhabitants of this planet, and the Strategic Defense of the Earth must now take center stage to ensure the survival of civilization.