Hawaii got a warning this morning that there was an incoming missile. This was a take cover now, this is no drill, missile inbound warning.
The official story is that it was a mistake. So sorry, my bad, pushed the wrong button.
Maybe. Or maybe it was an opening test, let's just give them 15 minutes of thinking it real and see how the populace of 2018 reacts.
Or, if you're really into the Reynolds Wrap™, maybe there a missile launched. We managed to intercept it, using some technology we'd rather not discuss publicly, and the easiest, perhaps reflexive, response from the government was to just say "Swamp Gas!" and push the neuralizer.