Vladamir Putin is beating the war drum.
Less than a week after the Olympic games, the Russian president is mobilizing his forces and preparing to crack down on the former Soviet State of Ukraine.
Russian fighter jets were dispatched to patrol the country's borders Thursday, and nearly 150,000 troops have been mobilized into military exercises near the region.
Russia says it will respect the "territorial integrity of Ukraine," but there is no question the show of force is a clear message to the U.S. it has no intention of letting Ukraine go.
CNN's Erin Burnett asked former NSA and CIA director General Michael Hayden what this means to the U.S. and Russia.
Russian president Vladimir Putin "is going to play hard ball over a long period of time because a Ukraine outside of his orbit and firmly in the western camp is probably unacceptable to him," Hayden said.