US tests intercontinental ballistic missile

U.S. Air Force launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) this morning in California.

The missile was launched 2:10 a.m. local time from the Air Force’s North Vandenberg Air Force Base, located nearly 130 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

"While not a response to recent North Korean actions, the test demonstrates that the United States’ nuclear enterprise is safe, secure, effective and ready to be able to deter, detect and defend against attacks on the United States and its allies," the U.S. Air Forces said in a statement.


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