Yesterday, Russia test fires an ICBM while the crisis in the Ukraine continues. Under the START treaty, Russia did notify in advance of the launch by the Strategic Rocket Forces of the RS-12M Topol missile. Fired from a base near the Caspian Sea, the Russian Defense Ministry reports that the intercontinental ballistic missile successfully hit its target in Kazakhstan. This action comes as more rhetoric is exchanged between Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin over the Russian army occupying key positions in the Crimea, an autonomous state of Ukraine. Putin says that the troops are there to protect ethnic and religious groups from persecution by Neo-Nazi elements of the Ukrainian rebels. Obama thinks that Putin needs better lawyers to quote about international law.