In the late 1980’s I was part of the U.S. Pacific Fleet Staff as an intelligence officer. I was in charge of the shop that monitored what the Soviet military was up to on a daily basis. On just another day at the office the Soviets conducted a long range missile test. The unarmed war heads dropped about 600 miles from Hawaii. Over the next few days, Hawaii was in an uproar and there was lots of stuff in the local papers about how awful it was.