President Elect Donald Trump took to Twitter on Thursday morning to call for the expansion of the U.S. nuclear arsenal just hours after Russian President, Vladimir Putin, did the same in Moscow.

“The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes,” Trump tweeted late Thursday morning.

While there can be little doubt that many in the media will see this as a sign that Donald Trump is taking the United States’ defense strategy in a new direction, and that these statements made by powerful world leaders could be indicative of a budding second cold war, the reality is, the new cold war has already begun.

Although he campaigned on a platform that called for nuclear disarmament, Barrack Obama’s presidency has seen the largest expansion in nuclear expenditures since the fall of the Berlin Wall.  The sitting president backed an ongoing nuclear development program that will bring our aging missile arsenal into the twenty-first century, establishing new delivery systems, upgrading existing warheads, and making our nuclear command networks more resilient to physical and digital attack.  The program is projected to cost nearly $350 billion by 2024, provided it isn’t axed by his successor, Donald Trump.