Message to North Korea: US successfully intercepts intercontinental ballistic missile during test

Reuters reported that the US Army conducted a trial, the first of its kind, in order to check its ballistic missile defense system. During the test, an intercontinental ballistic missile attack was simulated as a result of the North Korean threat. The US Army noted that the test was successfully completed.
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Yesterday evening (Tuesday), a one of a kind test was conducted on the US’s long range ballistic missile defense system. Apparently, the US army simulated a situation of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launch, similar to the missiles being developed by North Korea.

The US Army stated that the ballistic missile was successfully intercepted and according to witnesses, the test was conducted in California. “The intercept of a complex, threat-representative ICBM target is an incredible accomplishment for the GMD [Ground-based Missile Defense] system and a critical milestone for this program,” stated US Missile Defense Agency director Vice Admiral James Syring in a short message. “This system is vitally important to the defense of our homeland and this test demonstrates that we have a capable, credible deterrent against a very real threat.”

North Korean ballistic missile Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News

Just yesterday, North Korea launched an unidentified object suspected to be a ballistic missile, the South Korean Army reported yesterday. According to the report, the missile was launched from North Korea’s eastern coast

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