They could've easily their "mistake" an inadvertent ballistic-missile drill. After all;
- Hostile governments—including the Iranian, Russian, and North Korean governments—have made quite clear their intents to try to engage the United States, Israel, and others in nuclear wars.
- Especially with Russia, history is repeating itself—don't, for example, the Baby Boomers and even some Gen Xers in the Hawai'ian government remember the under-the-desk drills?
- All one needs to do is look at a few Google maps to see why Hawai'i's "mistake" of a ballistic-missile warning could've been an opportunity for a ballistic-missile drill.
In conclusion, then, the Hawai'ian government is either oblivious or complicit regarding the danger that Anti-American governments pose to Hawai'i and the rest of the United States—and not to mention that on the flip side, an island government that is still allied with Russia once tried to go after the United States (Don't the Baby Boomers and still-living members of previous generations remember the Cuban Missile Crisis?).