posted on Jul, 17 2008 @ 06:08 PM
Possibly, but no where near the level it was during the Soviet days. Simply put, there's a few things making tensions between the US and Russia:
* Russia claiming resources in the Arctic circle (currently doing some quite extensive military drills there)
* The expansion of NATO on the former Eastern front, which NATO promised after the fall of the Union that it'd never do
* Russia supporting South Ossetia, a breakaway region from Georgia. There was that incident of a Russian jet firing upon a Georgian spy drone, for
* The missile shield - the US putting missile shield hardware in former Soviet republics, using the justification of 'rogue' states, such as Iran
* Russia building Iran's nuclear facilities
* McCain calling for Russia to be knocked out of the G8 for not being 'democratic enough'. There was also the incident of Hillary saying Putin
didn't have a soul (to which he replied 'a head of state at least needs a head').
* Russia flying TU 95 bombers over NATO countries and buzzing US air force carriers
Hmm... Come to think of it, that is quite a few things. But I don't think it's going to escalate - the US and Russia still have nukes aimed at each
other, but everyone seems to have learnt from the Cold War days (hopefully) that nuclear obliteration doesn't help things.