Earlier today, the Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing to consider whether President Obama's pick to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., should be advanced to the Senate for a confirmation vote.

At that hearing, Gen. Dunford informed the committee:

"My assessment today is that Russia presents the greatest threat to our national security"

Which is sort of awkward, because while running for re-election in 2012, Obama mocked Romney for saying precisely the same thing -- flatly joking that "the 1980s are calling, and they want their foreign policy back."

It appears the 1980s are calling again.