In their latest war game exercise, US troops in Europe are focusing on more of a Cold War scenario with an old familiar foe, the Russians as their potential enemy.

The US military needs to be better prepared for the increasing threats across all phases of warfare, land, sea, air, space and cyber said Air Force BG John Healy, who directs training exercises for US forces in Europe.

Some smaller-scale war games with a global focus had already occurred, but the goal was to carry out more challenging exercises by fiscal year 2020 that involved forces from all nine U.S. combatant commands – instead of focusing on specific regions or one military service, such as the Marines.

“What we’re eventually going toward is a globally integrated exercise program so that we (are) … all working off the same sheet of music in one combined global exercise,” Healy said in an interview this week.